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

I've only just installed it but already I think it's awesome Laughing out loud although this:

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It's important to understand the dangers of subscribing to Ubiquity commands from sites that you don't trust. Since a Ubiquity command can do anything, and it has full access to your web browser, a bad person could write a Ubiquity command to steal your personal information or do malicious things to your computer. You should not install Ubiquity commands unless you are confident that the source is trustworthy

should serve as a warning to take care with adding new commands.

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Gee, sounds like they're

Gee, sounds like they're going after the whole "social networking" area that metadata has already made inroads on... better to implement stuff like that in Email HTML than a whole new program, right?

Everything in their example sounds like something there's already a social bloggitty-blog-blog-blog metadata meta tag for, including the ability of the person receiving this email to automatically load all the info, including the map, into their bloggitty-PDA, or their bloggitty cell-phone, or their Outlook calendar or whatever.

I sure won't be touching this product, but then, it's not meant for folks like me : )

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Fair enough. I don't think

Fair enough. I don't think you've read it the right way though. The thing I like about it most at the moment is the ability to search a variety of different services (Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia etc.) without having to open a new tab, by only typing in a few keystrokes of the command you want to use (or even by just highlighting a word), and without even needing to hit enter - the results are returned to you in the Ubiquity window which is overlaid over the browser tab you're currently browsing.

Take a look at the tutorial, it's got some good examples.

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Okay, read the whole

Okay, read the whole tutorial.

A: I expect it to get quite popular, esp once they get a "growl" for Linux (for all commands to work)
B: I will never touch such a service. I don't use google toolbars, auto-complete, or even search through my URLaddressbar for where I've been before; I just type the address. I sometimes use Tab when navigating through my unix filesystem, but I'm always a bit uneasy doing it, even though I'm just as lazy if not lazier than other people.

I must be too young to be so old-fashioned.

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The concept is neat. I

The concept is neat.

I agree with Stommes that I don't use toolbars, and have auto-complete turned off, but I do find myself using the auto complete URL funcion in the address bar. I use it so much in IE that it frustrates me when I tab in Safari and it shoots me off the address bar. :ohdear:

I think I will wait for a little while to try this out. Let it grow a bit first. For now it wouldn't save me much time in my day to day life on my PC.

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This is very interesting,

This is very interesting, thanks for the link Tyssen. I made our lead developer download and install this (I use him for all my testing, as he doesn't mind breaking stuff Smile) and it had him playing around for ages, this is going to be a very important little mashup that I think will be one of those bridges to new modes of user/browser/web interaction. It wouldn't surprise me if this became a part of core FF rather than an addon.

@ Poes and Mike in all honesty I think that you may both have missed the point with this, it is far more than a browser helper object (although it is in essence)

We shall be following this quite closely and already are thinking in terms of how we might write commands for our websites that might enhance user experience.

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