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Mouseless browsing
Posted by: drummond
Date: December 12, 2009 05:22PM

Hello. I love this browser for its simplicity. And I love the fact that I can use the keyboard so easily to set my preferences. I prefer to work without a mouse, and I would like to find some way of browsing without it (it's a bit long-winded to keep hitting the Tab key). Opera has a nice feature (ctrl+ movement keys) although I don't like Opera, and Firefox has the Mouseless Browsing add-on which looks like it can't be added to K-Meleon; perhaps because it's rather slow and awkward. But it's undeniably useful. It would be great to incorporate something similar - or something very different - into K-Meleon. Of course I can use MouseKeys but it feels like admitting defeat.
Thanks.
Regards,
Drummond.

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: desga2
Date: December 12, 2009 07:18PM

You can set accelerators/shortcuts, read the documentation about it.

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: drummond
Date: December 13, 2009 08:25PM

Thanks. The procedures you draw my attention to are a little over my head. But my unfamiliarity with direct commands is something I'd like to deal with, and I'm tempted to get to know how to use Lynx properly. I think this may turn out to be the most cooperative browser of all.
For now, I'm going to go back to Opera. I know I said I didn't like it - and I like the simple appearance of K-Meleon - but I can almost disable tabbed browsing in Opera. With K-Meleon I've noticed a cluster of something like tabs at the bottom of the screen, even if I chose the option of opening everything in a new window. That means the software seems to have inherited an unhelpful quality from Firefox. Firefox now will simply not allow me to disable tabbed browsing. I like one window, one page at a time and I know that's not an unusual preference. But thanks for letting me post these gripes.
Regards,
DB.

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: siria
Date: December 13, 2009 10:12PM

?? Not sure I'm getting something wrong here, but what if you simply disable tabs completely in the settings, if that's the only prob...?

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: desga2
Date: December 13, 2009 11:45PM

I agree with siria, if your problem is you like browsing in windows without tabs, you can disable tab browsing in Preferences (F2) -> Browsing -> Tabbed Browsing -> uncheck the "Enable Tabbed Browsing" option and restart K-Meleon.

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: drummond
Date: December 14, 2009 04:47PM

Thanks. I think I did this, but I got the impression that windows remain open after I'd left them. What I mean is: at the bottom of the page on the taskbar/notification area, web pages seem to accumulate. This might be because I was following links, but it looked as if pages were staying open by default. I know K-Meleon offers to disable tabs where Firefox doesn't, but I felt I was being left with tabs by any other name. Pardon me for not knowing all the technical terms here.
Regards,
DB.

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: siria
Date: December 14, 2009 05:42PM

Hm, But you said yourself that you've deliberately set to "open links in new windows". That means you don't want them to open in the same window, but have two,to sum them up!

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: desga2
Date: December 14, 2009 06:20PM

You must setting now all options to open "in the current tab".

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: JamesD
Date: December 14, 2009 06:26PM

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drummond
What I mean is: at the bottom of the page on the taskbar/notification area, web pages seem to accumulate.

The default is that a link meant to open in a new window really opens in a new window. What you are seeing at the bottom of the screen are new windows. You can change that by using EDIT - PREFERENCES - BROWSING - WINDOW DIVERSION. For "Links meant to open in a new window" choose "Open in the current tab".

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: drummond
Date: December 14, 2009 09:41PM

Thank you all so much for bothering to reply to my gripes. I'm extremely fussy about these small details. I've followed exactly what you said and made the adjustments you recommend. I don't think I knew what 'window diversion' meant.

I'm going to try to stop complaining about K-Meleon now.

Thanks again.
drummond.

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: drummond
Date: December 14, 2009 09:44PM

Thanks. I was wilfully confusing windows with tabs.
Regards,
DB.

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: drummond
Date: December 14, 2009 09:45PM

Done it. Thanks.
Regards,
DB.

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: JamesD
Date: December 15, 2009 01:50AM

Glad to help. I know everything is not readily appearent. I have been using KM for years and even write macro for it, and I still find new, to me, functions and settings all the time.

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Re: Mouseless browsing
Posted by: drummond
Date: December 15, 2009 02:24AM

You took the words right out of my mouth. Just moments before I found your post, I accidentally discovered the mouseless browsing (or something very close to it) that I felt was originally lacking. I hit a letter key by mistake and found it took me to a link containing that letter. I was quite impressed by Opera's combination of Ctrl+up/down keys, but I find using letters much more natural. I didn't quite understand the advice I got about assigning accelerators, because it uses terms that are a bit beyond my present experience - although I think it would be well worth learning. But I suspect the function I stumbled on is one simple example of this. Perhaps all browsers do this, but I haven't heard them boast of it, and I suspect it's one of K-Meleon's rather nice features.
All the best.
drummond.

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