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Author Topic: Spatial navigation or how to surf the web faster  (Read 3501 times)

Lashiec

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Spatial navigation or how to surf the web faster
« on: February 15, 2008, 11:48:30 AM »
Days ago, Jeff Atwood posted an article complaining about the lack of visual indications to find where the focus is when interacting with text forms. Now he published another one, expanding the issue to page navigation without the mouse, which is at the moment unrealistic in stock browsers, except in Opera, which is praised by its implementation of spatial navigation.

But that's no the focus of the post, instead the real meat of the article is in the comments, where the readers discuss highly interesting methods they use to surf the Internet in unconventional ways. That includes Firefox addons, Opera tricks, and other hidden features of less known browsers, like Konqueror.

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Re: Spatial navigation or how to surf the web faster
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008, 05:52:53 PM »
Thanks for this link! I love spatial navigation, and it is much improved in 9.5...
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Re: Spatial navigation or how to surf the web faster
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 06:03:30 PM »
How much? I reviewed the changelog a while ago, and could not find any explanation of how improved it is now (it's not that I use it that much, but...)

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Re: Spatial navigation or how to surf the web faster
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 05:57:13 AM »
Lots of edge case issues to do with frames and positioned CSS AFAIK, basically it works on more elements on more pages. it also looks prettier ;)
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