Feb 9, 2011, 11:36:49 AM2/9/11
I second TheDrum, but why don't you add a "Keyboard Shortcuts" or
"Navigation" button to the home dash, much like you now have the
"manage add ons" and "learn more about home dash" links? I would be
interested in an overlay instead of a page telling me all shortcuts,
but I would be happy with an about:home-dash page that informs and
configures the interface. For example, I would like to move the
location of the tiny icon in the corner, or make the interface react
to "hot corners" instead. The keyboard shortcuts help, though.
Regarding the dash itself, I find the history view confusing and
useless unless it would load the pages. That would probably slow down
everything, though, if those have to keep changing based on the
current view. Would there be a way to turn this on and off (but then,
this wouldn't be a prospector, probably)? I can only find it useful
while searching, but I probably still have those pages in the list
Although the UI needs polishing, the searching functionality looks
good (although it returns different results from the awesome bar for
some reason) and the browsing of open tabs is interesting. It's
getting to a useable state. I'm not quite convinced why you have to
put numbers and include the app tabs in there, since you're already
showing them as icons...maybe cycle through the icons at some point?
Also, how about closing a tab with the middle-click of the mouse,
instead of the right click. This replicates normal behavior, making it
more intuitive. As it is right now, I'm expecting the right click to
open up a menu, not close a page.
Last, but not least, having been playing with ff4 for months now, tab
groups have taken over and I now organize my day to day with it.
However, when I'm in a tab group, that's all I see inside home dash
and can't navigate to the others without switching home dash off and
on again...I would suggest integrating an overlay with the tab groups
interface that would allow to glance over the open tabs and groupings.
After all, both interfaces seem like they would play well with each
This is looking good. Keep up the great work,