Around Firefox, Mozilla often directs projects to increase the functionality of a browser. In the Labs, the publisher introduces concepts and observed their reception by the public and corrections accordingly. Recently, Mozilla wondered what could well be made of the blank page that opens when you click on the establishment of a tab.
About two months ago, an extension test appeared to provide the opening of tabs what is now most often in Opera, Chrome and Safari. The thing is in most cases by posting the sites most often visited, the last added bookmarks, etc.. The purpose of Mozilla is to make service by posting a list of links that may be of interest to the user. The editor indicates that there is a paradox here: if the aim is to enable rapid access to a list of useful links, it is also not to disturb the "flow cognitive. The latter represents the natural sequence of actions, when everything seems logical and well organized. In order to address the paradox, Mozilla has set up a "cognitive shield.
How to locate the links to the most visited and / or news group? In case of displaying this information in a fixed location within the browser, they still represent a distraction to the eye and interrupt the flow. When the user uses the address bar to write something, it focuses on the outcome of this action, and does not wish in any sense be interrupted. If used against the mouse, it intends to use navigation via this tool. Using the mouse represents the starting point.
Using the mouse, the user can display the shield, which takes the form of eight discs arranged in a circle. Each disc contains the icon for the site, all representing the eight most visited sites: The problem is that for the moment, the extension has a very erratic operation. The idea probably deserves that are interested in, but Mozilla needs to review the operation of its prototype to make it really usable.