Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ooooops! I was typing something...

After a annoying mishap while using Safari, I am going to make certain that Universe is truly smart. This is not to call Safari dumb (it is my favorite browser, and, in my opinion the best), but most browsers do not think like humans.

So, to explain my mishap. I was typing in a comment to a blog. This was a pretty involved comment. I had other tabs open to do some research and check up on facts. Well, while another tab was open I was moving to click for the tab that my comment was in (it was inactive). I moved the mouse to far while clicking (instead of just moving the mouse and pausing over where I wanted to click I kind of moved the mouse and started clicking when i got to about the place I wanted to be). Instead of clicking the title to change tabs I accidentally clicked the close button. Ooooops. I lost what I was just editing. :(

This is a common occurrence. For some reason the browser just does not know how important the contents of a tab might be. So, one of my goals, is to ask the user if he/she wants to close the tab if it appears that some editing may be taking place. This is also one of the reasons why Universe does not let you close a background tab (apart from the fact that adding a close button to every background tab would take up valuable real estate).