…why some apps can read the operating systems network settings and therefore automatically activate the proxy script when I’m behind the corporate firewall, and deactivate it when I’m outside? I would have never expected (perhaps unfairly) that level of user-friendliness on my Windows PC, but I did on Linux and even more now on Mac OS.
I tell you this is mighty practical – it is the reason I have effectively switched from Firefox to Chrome – no other.
Another example: why can’t Twitterdeck do that ? Is it the Twitter API or is there a secret handshake I need to perform?