What extensions would you like to see in a mobile browser?

11 Nov 2008 - 12:21am
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Sachendra
2005

The first extension for Mozilla's mobile browser "Fennec" has been
released. It's a URL Fixer, a handy tool that corrects typos in URLs
typed in the address bar... makes perfect sense for a mobile browser.

What extensions would you suggest to enhance the browsing experience on mobile?

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11 Nov 2008 - 1:11pm
Abhay Rautela
2008

I'd like to see an extension for taking screenshots of pages in the browser.
That's one thing I can immediately think of.
Cone

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On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Sachendra Yadav <sachendra at gmail.com>wrote:

> The first extension for Mozilla's mobile browser "Fennec" has been
> released. It's a URL Fixer, a handy tool that corrects typos in URLs
> typed in the address bar... makes perfect sense for a mobile browser.
>
> What extensions would you suggest to enhance the browsing experience on
> mobile?
>
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>
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12 Nov 2008 - 12:18am
Sachendra
2005

Would it suffice to be able to download the page to device memory and
be able to access it later even without network connection, or would
you specifically prefer the screengrab (might be a significantly small
area given that screen-sizes of mobiles)

Sachendra

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 11:41 PM, Cone <hello at conetrees.com> wrote:
> I'd like to see an extension for taking screenshots of pages in the browser.
> That's one thing I can immediately think of.
> Cone
> www.conetrees.com
> www.twitter.com/conetrees
>
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Sachendra Yadav <sachendra at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> The first extension for Mozilla's mobile browser "Fennec" has been
>> released. It's a URL Fixer, a handy tool that corrects typos in URLs
>> typed in the address bar... makes perfect sense for a mobile browser.
>>
>> What extensions would you suggest to enhance the browsing experience on
>> mobile?
>>
>> --
>> Sachendra Yadav
>> http://sachendra.wordpress.com
>>
>>
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12 Nov 2008 - 10:46am
Abhay Rautela
2008

I'd like it to save the file to a location when I do a screen capture.

If possible, I'd also like it to give me an option to:

1) Let me set a default for what format/ compression to save the file in,
every time I do a screen capture

2) Let it ask me every time I do a screen capture on what file
format/compression to save in with a preview of it in how (if I want to
upload it directly to the web without editing, I'd like to choose the
optimum format depending on how many colors are there on that page or
section of a page I am zooming in on)

I'd like the option of choosing between gif, jpg, bmp and png for file
formats. These four would well suffice for me,

Cone

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On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 10:48 AM, Sachendra Yadav <sachendra at gmail.com>wrote:

> Would it suffice to be able to download the page to device memory and
> be able to access it later even without network connection, or would
> you specifically prefer the screengrab (might be a significantly small
> area given that screen-sizes of mobiles)
>
> Sachendra
>
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 11:41 PM, Cone <hello at conetrees.com> wrote:
> > I'd like to see an extension for taking screenshots of pages in the
> browser.
> > That's one thing I can immediately think of.
> > Cone
> > www.conetrees.com
> > www.twitter.com/conetrees
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Sachendra Yadav <sachendra at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> The first extension for Mozilla's mobile browser "Fennec" has been
> >> released. It's a URL Fixer, a handy tool that corrects typos in URLs
> >> typed in the address bar... makes perfect sense for a mobile browser.
> >>
> >> What extensions would you suggest to enhance the browsing experience on
> >> mobile?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Sachendra Yadav
> >> http://sachendra.wordpress.com
> >>
> >>
> >> ________________________________________________________________
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> >
> >
>
>
>
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12 Nov 2008 - 12:09pm
Barbara Ballard
2005

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 11:21 PM, Sachendra Yadav <sachendra at gmail.com> wrote:
> What extensions would you suggest to enhance the browsing experience on mobile?
>

Most of my extensions are in the "fix things broken with the browser"
department. As such, they are at risk of becoming obsolete. URL fixer
seems obvious, session restore, readitlaterlist (a must try, and can
work across browsers), delicious integration, Google Gears, and
load-in-background.

On that last one, if I (a) have an unlimited connection and (b) know
what I'm doing, then PLEASE don't make me wait for a tab I have open
to reload every time I glance at it. Do a combination of finish
loading when a tab is in the background, respecting the page's
refreshes, and NOT reloading the page when I glance at it.

Next, I want to use plug-ins to give me access to local data and
capabilities, a la the BONDI initiative and Oracle's nifty
make-sure-you-have-local-data-but-sync-it-when-network-is-available
database system.

Once I have all that, I'll undoubtedly think of more stuff. But
that'll be 2+ years out, so I have time.

http://readitlaterlist.com/

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12 Nov 2008 - 4:08pm
Jeff Seager
2007

1) Display As Text (like Lynx?)
2) Read Aloud
3) Override with Local Stylesheet
4) Search This Page
5) Search Again
6) Set Target, ZOOM to target

My thinking is this: Graphic design is nearly irrelevant on mobile
devices because of their diminutive size. Content is king. Use the
mobile device's strongest features: text and sound. But allow for
zooming in to view content that may be indispensable.

Good question!
Jeff

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