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."

#69 project managed bookmarks

by smkatz

Tuesday June 22nd, 2004 7:33 AM

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If I go back and forth between 3 bookmarks for a consideradable time period, or open up the same tabs. perhaps an "ad-hoc bookmarks bar" could appear or could be created in the bookmarks menu (with an icon in the status bar). Keep in mind that this machine-learning could be extensions. Firefox is perfect for that.

My reasoning: Piles of paper stay on your desk. They are eventually filed into drawers. Bookmarks are really counter-intuitive as a metaphor. With tabs, I like "piles" better.

Netscape has the concept (or had the concept) of a default folder. I'd like to expand on that idea.

Dare I say, "It looks like you are working on a project. We've auto-created the following temporary bookmarks.."

Don't show this dialog again--its a feature, not a bug.