glad you like the browser, I like it too
But just because people have different tastes doesn't make one way "right" and another "wrong" in itself, and much less a "bug"
It's just that there's no rule for this direction, so in the past every programmer just chose what he liked better himself, and meanwhile it turns out that one direction is going to 'win' the majority. So more and more of the programs with the opposite default direction are switching over, in order to make things easier for users. No idea if meanwhile there may even be a rule, but the whole thing just has historical reasons.
K-Meleon is going to switch too with the next version, KM1.6, which is currently in pre-Beta state, and a new "beta-1" version is nearly finished.
Actually that default direction isn't even a K-Meleon choice, it's an inherited part of the Mozilla gecko engine, which is built into KM. Yes, Mozilla/Firefox had the same direction in the past, but switched it at some point, just for fun here are some 'complaints' about 'wrong' directions in FF:
Okay, the gecko engine in KM1.5.x is 'slightly' outdated, so we're a bit behind, but KM 1.6 will make a huge step forward soon, and that includes also changing default zoom direction
That said, there's fortunately a hidden switch in the gecko engine, allowing every user to choose his own preferred direction!
I realize you're talking about your keyboard key, but on one hand I don't have such a key, cannot test, and on the other people are usually complaining about the mousewheel zoom direction, and there's quite some hope that your key uses the same function as the mouse...
How to switch zoomwheel direction:
You'll have to manually change those two settings
mousewheel.withcontrolkey.sysnumlines = false (=ignore system default)
mousewheel.withcontrolkey.numlines = -1 (switch between "1" and "-1")
To be true, I just found this today, and cannot guarantee that this doesn't have any other side-effects... If you or anyone finds one, please post it
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 11/13/2010 04:58AM by siria.