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."

#18 Remembering paths for file types

by levik

Saturday June 19th, 2004 10:33 AM

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It would be great if Mozilla/Firefox could learn to remember what kinds of files you generally save to/upload from where on your drive.

For example, if you always save image files to My Images, and audio files to My Music, if would be great if the file save dialog would default to the appropriate location based on the mime type of the file being saved. Even cooler would be a feature finding "greatest common" path. For example, if images are saved to My Pictures/photos and My Pictures/paintings, the dialog should open to My Pictures.

For uploading, when you click the "Browse" button, the browser should look at the name and the accepted types of the file input field to make the determination where to open the file selection dialog (also based on previous usage history, and independently of the file save dialog)