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Video presentation of the concept of sessions in Firefox

dimanche 9 mai 2010 [22:56:56]

Here is the demonstration video about my idea of session in Firefox. It take up the example of the previous article (Sessions in Firefox : session by navigation themes to split the history ), in adding the "home page" of sessions : about-session (who is still a preliminary sketch).

Session in Firefox : demonstration

I can't consider the thinking of Rob Szumski, who proposed that the browser make the sessions itself, but I'm going to thinking about.

If you have any suggestion / critics / comments,please leave comments or discuss on the Google Group Mozilla Labs Concept Serie or the Mozilla Concept Serie tool.

view of the page about:session in the browser

about:sessions, home page of sessions

the options of the session button

Session button in the tool bar

the options in the session menu

The content of the session menu

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Sessions in Firefox : session by navigation themes to split the history

lundi 28 décembre 2009 [22:04:06]

I propose to make browsing "sessions", each with its own history and bookmarks. That will reduce the size of the history, simplify his browsing, and allow to find without problem websites visited there some time on the same theme. The basic idea is similar to that of profiles, with a separation much thinner : we can changing of session in two clicks without changing window. In summary :

  • One session = one history
  • The change of session done in two clicks and does not need to open a new window
  • Bookmarks that are not in the current session are moved aside but available
  • Addons are shared, with the possibility to determine their presence or absence of each session.
  • Settings can be customized for each session
  • We can export and share sessions


The principe of sessions is to split navigation history in several parts according to the navigation topic, to the reasons of browsing. Because :

  • we go on Internet to complete tasks, objectives,
  • for each task, we visit a lot of websites,
  • we often makes tasks in several times,
  • we do the tasks one by one...
  • ...but we do a lot of tasks per day

In concrete terms, we have we have different "themes" navigation. For instance, I spend an hour to compare schools for my orientation, then I visit 50 links recovered via Twitter, then I make a search on a subject that I had not adress for several months, then I search pictures for a montage, then I read somes jokes. Firefox crash when I manage one history for more than a month as a simple list, so I don't think that a view in 3D or with pictures can completely be the solution (although I am impatient that these options are available). I think we must, in addition, split the history.

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Bookmarks Interface

jeudi 8 janvier 2009 [11:54:31]

As I have a new bookmark classification system, I search new ways to search and display them. I was inspired by the idea of Wei Zhou : previews during search. It just missing some possibilities of sorting and informations on bookmarks, so I realise interface mock-ups.

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Bookmarks Classification

samedi 3 janvier 2009 [21:27:38]

I propose a new bookmarks classification system, to exit the impractical arborescent storage. I ask "why we bookmark ?" and make a sort system with 3 category 01:

  • Data
  • Tools
  • Websites
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Focus, for better reading on the web

jeudi 1 janvier 2009 [10:42:52]

I present to you my idea to make easiest reading on the web. Because, if Firefox is good to search the information, it was not to read it : during the surf all part of the website are useful, but during the reading we must isolate the text.

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