Closed Bug 37873 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago

Remove default keyverbs from location/url bar


(SeaMonkey :: UI Design, defect, P3)



(Not tracked)



(Reporter: BenB, Assigned: radha)



There is a new dropdown list in the URL bar, which contains some bookmarks, e.g.
"Check your mail" (going to Netscape Webmail). We already have bookmarks and a
personal toolbar with basically the same functionality. Please remove it.

Linking the Netscape chrome metabug, because I think, the motivation for this
was Netscape's ad revenue.
Blocks: 14532
QA Contact: sairuh → claudius
that would be the keyverb drop down. they aren't bookmarks at all. I believe it is also where you will(coming soon) find the recent 
history of typed urls.
Assignee: don → radha
You could propably achieve exactly the same functionality with bookmarks or the
personal toolbar (the latter is propably more obvious from an UI perspective).

I'm not sure, but I doubt, you'd find widespread support for this feature in
Summary: Remove hotlinks dropdown from location/url bar → Remove keyverb dropdown from location/url bar
If it is supposed to keep the history, why is it on the left?
The keywords are propably completely useless to Mozilla users (= developers,
testers etc.), because they are used to the keyboard and can type this one word
by themselves.

OK, removing this feature completely from Mozilla is propably not the right
thing. Other Mozilla vendors might want to use it, too (although I don't hope
so). So, I suggest to remove all *entries* or to leave *at most* one 1).
Adjusting SUMMARY.

1) I suggest this one to locate a bugzilla bug by its number.
Summary: Remove keyverb dropdown from location/url bar → Remove default keyverbs from location/url bar
I have already checked in code that removes the keyverbs from the mozilla 
builds,but enables for the netscape builds
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
VERIFIED Fixed with 2000051609 builds
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
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