Proposals for Incorporating Machine Learning in Mozilla Firefox

Friday June 18th, 2004

Blake Ross writes: "I will be doing research this summer at Stanford with Professor Andrew Ng about how we can incorporate machine learning into Firefox. We're looking for ideas that will make Firefox 2.0 blow every other browser out of the water. People who come up with the best 3-5 ideas win Gmail accounts, and if we implement your idea you'll be acknowledged in both our paper and in Firefox credits. Your idea will also be appreciated by the millions of people who use Firefox :-). We'll also entertain Thunderbird proposals."

#114 Multiple link selection

by amish

Thursday July 8th, 2004 12:32 PM

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Multiple link selection: This would be the ability to hold down the CTRL or SHIFT key to select multiple links in a page with the left mouse. A user can then use the right mouse button menu to select the usual options, e.g. "save link targets", "open links in new tabs", etc. Selecting "open links in new tabs" will open all the selected links/documents in adjacent tabs. This would be great and a time saver is you want to open open multiple links in a page in their own tab or window (e.g. from google's search results). This behaviour is analogous to Konqueror's file manager functionality, which let's you select multiple files in a directory with the CTRL and SHIFT keys. So rather than selecting links in Mozilla or Firefox one at a time and opening them up in a new tab I can SHIFT-leftclick on the first link and SHIFT-leftclick on the 5th consequtive link to select all the links from 1 to 5 and then open them in their own tabs, or I could CTRL-leftclick on the first link and CTRL-leftclick on the 5th consequtive link to and then with a single right link save both targets in one save step. If you wanted to open all the sites shown in a google response page some machine learning :-) may be necessary to avoid selecting the "Cached" and "Similar pages" links as well.