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Firefox 3.2 Plans Include Natural Language, Themes.

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    This sounds good, if they ever get it out...


    Firefox 3.2 Plans Include Natural Language, Themes
    Posted by timothy on Tuesday February 10, 2009
    from the subject-to-change dept.

    Shrike82 writes "Mozilla have described plans for the next version of their popular web browser, Firefox. Mozilla's "Ubiquity project" is set to become a standard feature, allowing "users to type natural language phrases into the browser to perform certain tasks, such as typing 'map 10 Downing Street' to instantly see a Google map of that address, or 'share-on-delicious' to bookmark the site you're currently visiting on the social news site."

    Also of interest is so-called "lightweight theming" allowing users to customize the browsers design more easily. The launch date is still somewhat unclear, and Mozilla are apparently unsure if version 3.2 will be released at all, apparently considering going straight to Firefox 4."

    http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/02/10/1334206&from=rss
     
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    Good news, however it doesn't excite me much. I usually make Javascript Bookmarklets to perform many tasks like this, which is a click instead of typing words.

    As for variable tasks like looking up map locations, i've got a Google maps button which i click then type the location so the new system only saves a click.

    I'd rather see a much faster Javascript rendering engine, and better backwards compatibility with themes and addons. Nothing worse than a new FF version coming out, and it breaks your most used addon and waiting to see "if" the author ever upgrades it again.