Here's a conversation I just had in IRC. Is anyone interested in building this?
madhava: hey madhava: would anyone like to build me an addon where when I enter some hotkey combination madhava: will bring up some sort of HUD awesomebar madhava: that I can search through madhava: and then when I hit enter it will insert the matching URL in my current textfield madhava: or put it in the copy buffer? madhava: I reference a lot of URLs in emails and bugs dietrich: quickfind-that-url. that'd be nice. madhava: and I have to open a new tab, use the awesomebar, select, copy, switch back, paste madhava: dietrich: yeah mitchell: history viewer? madhava: mitchell: sort of -- but too heavyweight dietrich: i do the same thing. have to navigate open tabs, all kinds of crap to find a url. madhava: in some ways, even a dropdown as soon as I type http:// would do it madhava: like in a IDE madhava: but then I'd have to type http mitchell: I just begin typing the url to have it come up, hit down, hit right, hit ctrl a, ctrl c dietrich: all the pieces are there for doing this dietrich: it works even with open tabs dolske: sounds like dietrich knows how to do this... ;) dietrich: hotkeys + panel + Awesomebar sarch (from https://github.com/mozilla/addon-sdk/wiki/Community-developed-modules) dietrich: dietrich cannot do this :) madhava: maybe I'll blog this dietrich: jono and gozala and i were just lamenting the lack of Ubiquity, which could easily do this :( mitchell: what is hot key / hotkeys? dietrich: mitchell: jetpack build-in api for registring keyboard combos with function callbacks mitchell: dietrich: thx. mind sending link to api doc? dietrich: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/sdk/latest/ madhava: ok - dietrich, mitchell, dolske - I'm more or less going to paste this conversation into a blog post madhava: any of you want to be anonymous? dietrich: clipboard api is the final piece, and that's built-in too mitchell: I don't mind my nick going in mitchell: dietrich: that's what I wanted to find out dietrich: anonymity is for the anonymous dietrich: this is a public channel, it's too late!
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It's been a few months now since we merged the mobile and desktop Firefox user-experience teams into one supercharged all-platform Firefox design juggernaut (in the good sense). In that time, we've been hard at work digging into the next set of features and improvements, as well as pursuing one of our major goals for the year: getting Firefox to feel more like one product — more Firefoxy — across all our platforms, desktop to tablet to phone.
I presented an overview of what we're working on at the Firefox Toronto Workweek last week. Here are the slides (and a direct link, just in case). I had a fair bit to say about them, so I'll be posting a video of the talk soon, but the mockups and wireframes in the slides are too awesome to wait. The team will be posting about each of these projects, individually, in more depth.
This presentation makes reference to the Kilimanjaro project, a set of short-term priorities around integrating the browser and ecosystem projects (identity, apps, marketplace) that Mozilla is working on right now. You can learn about it on the Kilimanjaro wiki page.
Many thanks to the team (see slide 2!) for all their hard work.