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