Disable clicking links in browser -mode

asked 2015-09-30 21:53:26 +0300

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A killer feature to any touchscreen interface browser has grown on me lately, since I have been clicking on annoying commercials or links or like buttons on web pages by accident on several pages... really, it is almost scary browsing any page on a touch interface because you might accidentally click on something. This is nothing new, many people I've talked with have confirmed this (at least my mother and one workmate)

The feature I'm requesting is of course: enable a mode (in the web browser) that ONLY enables you to SCROLL up/down and ZOOM in/out, but disables any clicking on links/buttons.

Sweet, eh? This mode should be easily turned on (not on by default, of course), and off.

This might differientate Sailfish OS from other touchscreen OS:ses by making users feel more secure.

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Alternatively, use a remorse timer for following links ;-)

pichlo ( 2015-10-01 00:05:35 +0300 )edit

Or show a menu:

  • Follow link
  • Open link in new tab
  • Ignore

And a MenuLabel showing the actual link.

Tanghus ( 2015-10-01 04:59:43 +0300 )edit

That would break users' expectations. Context menus are reserved for long taps.

I was only kidding about the remorse timer, BTW. That would annoy the hell out of me. But, if worst comes to worst, I could learn to live with it.

pichlo ( 2015-10-01 09:14:34 +0300 )edit