Re: Search keyword dialog box in Mosaic 2.0pre0?
Thu, 22 Jul 1993 19:30:12 +0200 (MET DST)

> Having to go through the extra step of opening the dialog box
> before typing in a keyword seems a bit extraneous to me. How about keeping
> the old field style but only having it appear when the document requires
> it (like the way the horizontal scroll bar appears)? What does everyone else
> think?
> -- Kevin Hughes
> Honolulu Community College WWW Server Maintainer

I think it is a very good design. When I have used the search field for
the first time I don't dismiss it, I throws it to the back, iconify it or
just move it out of the way. When I need it again I already have it there.

This is indeed not an argument for having the search field in a dialog box,
merely my disagreeing with it being a disadvantage.

The advantage of the new design is, the way I use it, that you can move it
to a place were it easily accessible. I often use XMosaic spanning from the
top to the bottom of the screen. When searching indexes you sometime, if
you're lucky, only get a few hits. These are at the top of the screen while
the cursor is at the bottom and you have to move it around more when clicking
and entering search-terms.

Generally, I like to be able to move things around to where I want them.

Finally I think that the NCSA XMosaic team are doing a great job! I wish you
all the luck!


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