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A browser toolbar is a type of browser extension, and browser extensions serve to extend the functionality of (or override the capability of) web browsers, often based on users' common tasks. Although extensions are relatively new to Chrome and Safari (both began supporting them in 2010), they've been in IE since 1999. People find extensions useful: ...


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On this site, you'd only get speculation.You'd have to find the google blog post on that one. My best guess is that it's not necessary. When you open chrome it loads all the tabs which were already there from when you closed it. Because it saves the state, asking the user regarding closing all tabs is unnecessary because (maybe based on their research) ...


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Interesting question. Preference is we get past agreement on default (prefer leave it to software and free market decision). I don't believe confirmation back to the user that it's been honored is necessary. Regardless, insignificant to the issue which right now is that users are turning on DNT (including children) and it's being outright ignored by ...


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In matters of UX, a webpage IS allowed to force a certain orientation. The problem is, browsers are not allowed to access a phone's native functions like the camera and the accelerometer. It is expected webapps will have the same access as native apps in the near future, meaning phones will give developers APIs to access the camera and the accelerometer, we ...


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The CTRL+F search in current versions of browsers perform search which treats the entered phrase as case insensitive and finds only exact matches, treating the text on the site as a one big object. Also it makes user "go to results" not "results go to user". I've implemented search on my page because: words user entered could appear in a single record in ...


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How did this come about? In 2005 this was implemented on Mozilla Firefox for the following reasons: The backspace key was mapped to the browser ‘Back’ function in Mozilla for consistency with Internet Explorer. However, to improve consistency with other applications running on Linux, it was decided that this mapping should be optional—and set ...


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That feature is inherited from windows explorer feature, that migrated to Internet Explorer and then to other browsers. It became a de facto standard, due that most computers had Windows and Internet Explorer


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I don't know how it started but I can add my two cents about what ALL my clients say: $%!$% what the @$#%#% just happened? Why did the page change? Now I have to fill in that form all over again. I would love to see this go away for good, and the first thing I do when building a form laden website is the following jQuery script: var hasfocus = 'false'; ...


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Chrome used to have a "go button", which was removed in Google Chrome 6.0.437.1 (dev) - June 2010. You can read about some of the motivation on the issue tracker, although there isn't a lot of information available. It seemed to coincide with a revamp of their omnibox, and the combining of the reload and stop buttons into one button. To quote from the issue ...



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