functions of ubiquity will make into Firefox, NEW, test demo for yourself!

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    UPDATE: now you can test the demo for yourself, use ANY browser!, scroll down for the details.

    will be incorporated into urlbar in some form.

    Ubiquity is a command line tool for firefox that allow you to type in commands to accomplish some common tasks, and the commands can be defined by yourself.

    Pre-set functions including, mapping, weather, calculation, wiki, search, dictionary, convert page to pdf, etc

    very nice, imagine you are running late, and want to get some info about weather, no need to searching or running to a website, just call out ubiquity, type in "weather zipcode", you got instant result....

    below are a set of screenshots, the big bold fonts are the input, and the result are shown below the input line.

    http://labs.mozilla.com/2008/08/introducing-ubiquity/
     

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  2. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    this is how it looks currently relative to firefox's window

    as you can see, there are some quite funny pre-set functions, the one shown in the screenshot is "rotate page 180 degree", the background betanews.com is up side down after this operation.
     

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  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Whaaaaat!!! No way! That's actually a legit feature. I was pretty impressed by ubiquity. It's like having quicksilver for your web browser. Hopefully all browsers get this feature soon. Until then it's going to be hard for me to decide between FireFox and Safari...
     
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  5. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    yea ive been using ubiquity for a while now and it really helps me do quick searches without having to use my mouse. its still in alpha so not all of it works right (like the mail stuff) but it is very promising.

    best thing about the searches is you dont even have to type in "wikipedia" you can just do "wi" and "g" for google and "i" for imdb.

    try some of the other skins itoo, prefer "simplicity" which adds a transparent look.
     
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Wow, now that's what I call a killer feature!

    Safari 4 has took over as my primary browser in Windows, but if they add this feature and integrate it well, well, dammit, Firefox might end Safari's short stint as king!
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    This is an 8-month old blog entry...

    Anyways, looks pretty useful. I'll have to install it when I'm on an internet connection capable of downloading at more than 20 kb/s :-(
     
  8. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    there are some renewed discussion recently, and ubiquity has improved to a stable stage for most people.

    plus, i wasn't available at that time and the news wasn't out here. :D
     
  9. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    just found situations where I need to rotate the page

    to look a somewhat upside down image!

    see the attached image for details :D
     

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  10. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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  11. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I don't think I'll be needing this anymore. :)
     

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