[Roadster] browser-like behavior
ian_mcintosh at linuxadvocate.org
Tue Feb 22 11:26:49 PST 2005
If we can make Roadster work something like a web browser, it'll be easy
for everyone to learn. Examples:
A "Back" button in the toolbar, so you can always get back to where you
were before a search (and we can auto-jump to search results without
losing user information: where they currently are).
A "Bookmarks" menu item, where users could store their most common
places (their house, work, etc.), or just cool places (some places just
This list could be used for quick routing: "get directions from here to
[Home, Work, Other location...]".
A "Home Page" setting, which would be the location to use when Roadster
starts (unlike MS S&T, users won't necessarily have the whole country
loaded, so we can't just start at a country-wide view).
The new search box in the toolbar is already very Firefox-like.
Thoughts on modeling Roadster after a web browser or these specific
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