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2012/2/2 Máirín Duffy <duffy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2012-02-02 at 09:33 -0800, Karsten 'quaid' Wade wrote:
> I totally understand redesigning, but not understanding the dropping
> of the page - what would be a reasonable replacement?

The rationale is that when people open up a web browser, they want to go
to where they want to go, and that is very likely not
start.fedoraproject.org.

E.g., if I open a web browser, I'm going to view my web calendar, read
planet Fedora, or look something up on wikipedia.

So the alternative is a dashboard built into the browser (Firefox
provides this via a plugin, I think the others do too) that shows your
most frequently visited sites so you can easily click to access them,
since that's what you really want to do.

~m


I'd say we keep Firefox's default about:home, we don't change default homepage in other browsers, so we shouldn't change it on Firefox as well (stick to upstream policy).

The dashboard idea sounds good though, especially because more GNOME applications are going to have these soon (https://live.gnome.org/ThreePointThree/Features/Blank%20slate%20helps%20you%20get%20started). We could install this Firefox extension you are talking about by default with Fedora if it's stable enough (and 100% free with no legal issues). If you link me to the specific extension, I'll try to get it packaged (if it isn't already), which is the first thing we need to make it default.
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