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Old 05-27-2011, 07:30 PM
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Default Mango Moves the Browser Address Bar Down Under: Clever Evolution, or Mistake?

<p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1306381621.usr1.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>One of the things that came out of the Mango preview was a change that Microsoft has made regarding the browser: they moved the address bar to the bottom of the interface, right above the keyboard. The above screen capture was from a Mango preview video. What do you think? Is this an improvement for the better, or a step back? Sound off!&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><script charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/5089753.js" type="text/javascript"></script></p><p><script charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/5089753.js" type="text/javascript"></script></p><p><script charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/5089753.js" type="text/javascript"></script></p><noscript> &amp;lt;a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/5089753/" mce_href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/5089753/"&amp;gt;Browser Address Bar on the Bottom: Good or Bad?&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;a href="http://polldaddy.com/features-surveys/" mce_href="http://polldaddy.com/features-surveys/"&amp;gt;online surveys&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt; </noscript>
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:40 AM
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Default I like it

The URL bar at the top is covered by the Wifi alerts now.
The Bottom would make more sense.
 
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:31 AM
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As long as they figure out a way to add full screen viewing.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:23 AM
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The URL bar at the top is covered by the Wifi alerts now.
The Bottom would make more sense.
Personally I would first establish a connection and then open my browser. Once a connection is established and I am browsing I would not like to have a pop-up about further, available connections appearing and covering my page.

Time will tell how people will react to this change; so far I am not convinced but I have not used it yet so I will hold a final opinion.
 
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:04 PM
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The voting needs a "Who Cares" selection.

If this is really important to Mango, then there's not much to Mango. Is there?
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:18 PM
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If this is really important to Mango, then there's not much to Mango. Is there?
There are 500 new features and fixes/improvements in Mango...I'd say that counts as "much". Check out some of the videos we've linked to in the past week.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:46 PM
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There are 500 new features and fixes/improvements in Mango...I'd say that counts as "much". Check out some of the videos we've linked to in the past week.
My point was not that Mango is not important but the location of the address bar. I say location of the address bar is not.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:45 PM
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My point was not that Mango is not important but the location of the address bar. I say location of the address bar is not.
I guess it never occurred to me that someone would have ZERO opinion about the movement of the address bar - because this is the Internet, where everyone has an opinion about everything. I think you're a rare breed.
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