Modern 3 and Autocomplete Test Build Available

Monday April 23rd, 2001

Asa Dotzler writes:
"For those of you who are interested in helping us test new features (or just like to get a sneak preview of things to come) there is an experimental Windows build with the new autocomplete widget and the new modern theme available at Please post theme feedback and autcomplete issues here until it is checked into the trunk."

Joe Hewitt wants to also let folks know that the new skin is only half way done, and to be gentle on him...

#106 Re: good feedback [Sorry prev reply got mangled]

by Cryp2Nite

Wednesday April 25th, 2001 4:59 AM

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> I'm thinking that I could sort first by most visited sites, and perhaps also not show urls that have more than a certain number of sub-directories.

Stripping out URL's with more than n sub-directories is probably a good thing unless they were entered by the user in the location bar.

> We could try to determine this by the number of times you have visited a site,

Sounds like it makes sense

> In cases where no url meets a certain criteria, nothing would be inserted.

About this I am not sure, this might be confusing? As I come to think of it, maybe an elaborate scheme for determining what the user wants might be too confusing to begin with? It might be wise to use either 'most often' or 'most recent' so that the user can still somewhat predict the behaviour.


I think and URL's should probably be weighed differently if they where typed in the locationbar by the user or they where visited by following a link.

So maybe determine ordering like so:

first: URL's most often/recently typed by user

second: URL's most often/recently visited by following a link


Order URL's within a domain according to number of subdirs wen they fall into the second category?

And make the often/recent a pref

Hmm befre I started typing this post was gonna make sense, but as I am typing this I realise there are a lot of possible ways to go about this. Maybe there should be a way for users to make their own rules along the lines of e-mail filtering?

Lastly the obligatory feather up the bum for all the developers: I've been downloading the nighlies since M16 or so and I have to say since the crash landings a couple of weeks ago Moz has improved leaps and bounds, keep it up!