Browsers could be more helpful

12 April 2012

Speaking of software being a bit more helpful when it comes to common errors, I often mistype URLs which leads my browser of choice (Safari) to throw up the following message:

Safari's standard 'cannot find server' message

I find it mildly infuriating that Safari doesn’t offer more help here. If you mistype a URL in Chrome you get a Google-like “Did you mean:” suggestion and a Google search box.

Why can’t Safari be similarly helpful? If it’s clear I’ve mistyped a URL I’ve visited before, tell me.

A revised message with some more useful links

(Yes, I was trying to visit the Mothercare website. When you get one of these, your browsing habits tend to include such places.)

Tagged with Interfaces, Usability

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