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."

#8 Column View

by pixelcort <>

Saturday June 19th, 2004 2:34 AM

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In the Mac OS X Finder, you have a view called Column View. This can apply to FireFox, also:

When clicking on a link, it opens in a new column to the right. Clicking the back button moves the focus to the previous column. Forward button moves to the next column. Going back and clicking on a new link clears the columns to the right and puts the selected link into the next column to the page with the link as normal.

Rationale: Having a visual linear view of your trail of link-clicking is great, and it removes much time in using the back button.