[maemo-users] Default Contact Application

From: Peter Flynn peter.flynn at mars.ucc.ie
Date: Wed Jun 17 01:07:46 EEST 2009
Luca Olivetti wrote:
> En/na Mark ha escrit:
>> I wasn't very clear: what I meant to say was that IIRC the built-in
>> apps can't be defeated as the defaults for their particular actions,
>> but there may be hope for some types of files that aren't already
>> associated with the as-shipped apps. Or maybe they all can be changed.
>> Surely someone knows.
> I know for sure that the default browser cannot be substituted for 
> another one (many have tried and failed).
> It's annoying when you click on a link on any application and it will 
> try to open it in the default browser, when you actually are trying to 
> use a more functional one.
> I always have to remember to do a long tap, wait for the context menu to 
> appear, copy link and paste it into the browser I actually use.
> As I said, annoying.

Don't forget all these devices (and their manufacturers, and a large 
number of their original developers) come out of the commercial market, 
and carry with them the conventional belief that their apps are so 
superior to anything else that no-one in their right mind would ever 
dream of wanting to change to an "equivalent". It's the same mind-set 
that makes installer-writers hijack filetypes to their own app. It's a 
form of arrogance, but I don't mean that nastily; they genuinely believe 
that they are helping the user and doing the right thing by making it 
impossible to change. They just happen to be mistaken in that belief.


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