Joined: April 2004
||Posted: June 09 2004,18:19
Roberts - sorry! I can see where you'd leave the menu alone for those that have a long history with adding FireFox to DSL, but I think some current users might not and some future users will definitely not think in terms of that menu. Here's where I was comin' from:
I noticed a pattern to the other myDSL extensions I've tried: load extension = get a menu listing under myDSL. Re FireFox, I've only used Apps > Net > got the bandwidth? > FireFox to download to a HD install, after which I've made my own menu item under Apps > Net. So, I wasn't associating "got the bandwidth? > FireFox" with launching the installed app and didn't think to look there after loading the myDSL extension.
I'm guessing that eventually there'll be new DSL users who start using FireFox right from the myDSL extensions and never use the "got the bandwidth?" menu to download it. For them I can't see that they'd think to go to that menu to launch the app, especially if they see myDSL apps adding a menu item at the top. If I'm wrong, great, but if not, there'll be a few more dumb postings like mine on this board.
Re changing the extension's extension (I love saying that :-) ), well, I DID ask a question, then tried what looked like a reasonable solution from another user who knows more than I do. Thanks for clarifying the ramifications of doing that.
And again, sorry. The myDSL extensions are marvelous and wonderful, and adding the menu items under myDSL make them even better. Just thought I'd throw out that the existing FireFox menu with its "got the bandwidth?" connotation may at some point trip up someone else besides me.
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