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."

#42 Page Rendering Settings

by shodan

Sunday June 20th, 2004 12:35 AM

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Draklyne touched on it but I understand that there are a couple of settings for optimising the way that Mozilla renders new pages as they are downloading. Right now they are hidden prefs that are set for a balance of bandwidth, lower page draw & time to useful page on a hypothetical "most common" system but there might be some gain in making the setting more dynamic, based on the bandwidth that is experienced either for the browser in general or possibly for the site. This isn't going to save a lot but I think that this sort of behind-the-scenes optimisation is going to have a more positive, if less visible, impact than messing with my bookmarks... although I do like some of the ideas for making history more useful.