Firefox3/Firefox Requirements Meetings/Tabbed Browsing and Search

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Dial-in Info

  • +1 650-215-1282x91 Conf# 8602 (US/INTL)
  • +1 800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8602

Agenda

The following list is taken directly from the Firefox 3 Detailed Feature List. If this list does not match the other, the Google Spreadsheet version takes precedence (I may have made a copying error).

Tabbed browsing

  • P3 - Tab grouping
    • P3 NFR - Quickly group similar tabs together
  • P3 - Tab expose
      • P3 NFR - Quickly find the tab you're looking for
  • Px - Enhancements to tabbed browsing

Search

  • P3 - Support one-time search engine use
    • P3 FR - Ability to declare a default search engine
    • P3 FR - Ability to use a temporary search engine and then restore the default
    • P3 NFR - Easy to understand UI
  • Px - Enhancements to Search

Notes

Tabbed browsing

Item

  • P3 - Tab grouping
    • P3 NFR - Quickly group similar tabs together

Notes

  • Bump up to P2

Item

  • P3 - Tab expose
    • P3 NFR - Quickly find the tab you're looking for

Notes

  • Change language to "Tab locate" - this language will possibly have to change

Item

  • Px - Enhancements to tabbed browsing

Notes

  • ADD P2 FR Tear off tabs (80% solution)
  • ADD P2 FR Tab animations (split into specific animations as below)
    • ADD P3 transitioning between tabs, P3 opening/closing tabs, P3reordering tabs, and P2 scrolling through tabs on tabstrip
  • ADD P3 FR Try to do more intelligent things with Tab title space
  • ADD P3 FR Resizeable tabs (myk's idea)
  • ADD P2 FR Make the tabbed browser object "nicer" for extension developers to deal with
  • ADD P1 FR Improve developer accessibility and documentation for tabbed browser object
  • ADD P2 FR "Add a pref to allow users to stop animations and plugins on background tabs"

Search

Item

  • P3 - Support one-time search engine use
    • P3 FR - Ability to declare a default search engine
    • P3 FR - Ability to use a temporary search engine and then restore the default
    • P3 NFR - Easy to understand UI

Notes

  • Bump one-time search up to P2
  • ADD P2 FR Support search plugin shortcut keys
  • ADD P2 FR Rich search results (needs to be more clearly defined)
  • ADD P1 FR Resizeable search bar

Item

  • Px - Enhancements to Search

Notes

O..K?

NEW ADDITIONS

  • NEW: Px? NFR Improve user control over undo close tab and session history
    • Problem: Lacking "Undo close window"
    • NEW: Px? NFR: Improve discoverability and usability of undo close tab