August 22, 2003

OmniWeb 5 Suggestions

This entry will be my log for features I want in Omniweb 5.0. Please ICQ me (97986345) and I'll add any features of yours that I like to this list (alternatively, you could leave comments!).

Patrick Armbruster from the Ominweb mailing list requested this:

I've just wanted to ask that question. Is a fullscreen mode (maybe even a good one with password protection and a list of allowed URLs for setting up kiosks...) planned for OmniWeb 5?
update:The response from Scott M., an Omnigroup engineer, is as follows:
While I would personally *love* to see this feature added to OmniWeb, it's not currently on the list for 5.0. I have wanted to see this for a long time, ever since IE on Windows added such a nice full-screen mode. I would often surf that way and loved having the full screen for web content. Multi-media websites can be much more immersive when the browser is in full-screen mode.

This next request is from me:

Rework the History and Bookmark views, they are too skinny on anything but an Apple Cinema display. I'd prefer a separate window for bookmark management, and the menu to access as we have now. The history pane can have a separate window as well, with better searching (ex: sites I've been to in the past two days with the text that link to ). Mind you, that's very complex, but I think it might be very useful (the history searching is already excellent, but this would improve it some.

From Matt, on the Omniweb list

As seen in IE by using cmd-drag and in Camino by option-cmd-drag, I wish that OmniWeb had the hand that lets the user drag the Web page around. It's particularly useful when viewing large images or when scrolling horizontally. This is a feature that Safari is missing as well.
And better stability would be very nice!"

From CyberMonk, via comments

Tabs are the foremost necessity. Hopefully a speed increase for the browser as a whole will be brought on as well.

Omnigroup has said a few times that they like the idea of the purpose of tabs, that is, to reduce window clutter, but feel that tabs are not the way to go about it. I agree with Omni, as I don't much like tabs.

Posted on August 22, 2003 06:21 PM | cocoa | TrackBack

Tabs are the foremost necessity. Hopefully a speed increase for the browser as a whole will be brought on as well. I'd probably agree with the space issue for at least the History drawer, too.

Did I mention tabs?

·August 22, 2003 10:58 PM · comment by CyberMonk   -   ∞

My Suggestions:

Tool Tips for the "title" in the Anchor tag and ALT time for images!

Make the text entry obey the AHIG. Specifically the option+left and option+right. Begin and end of line.

Put a menu option in the "Browser" menu to "Allow/disallow cookies for this site". I surf with cookies turned off and only allow cookies from sites I trust.

Add a total page size with graphics in the info panel.

The ability to right click on a graphic and select "Block from this site" to add a blocking rule to the privacy settings.

Fix the speed problem with HTTPS. It's half as slow as Mozilla and four times slower than Safari.

Fix the image link borders. If a border is not defined, then the image should have a border. Omniweb is backwards.

Tab browsing.

That's about it for now.

·August 23, 2003 10:35 AM · comment by Phill Kenoyer   -   ∞
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