[Fasterfox] Fasterfox Feature Request

Tony Gentilcore gentilac at slu.edu
Wed Dec 7 23:50:04 EST 2005

Excellent suggestions!!


I like both of them, and will get them on the roadmap for future
development.  I've been kind of busy lately getting version 1.0.0 ready, and
my next goal is to allow sites which don't have the bandwidth to spare some
easy way to "opt-out" of prefetching such as specifying a meta tag or a line
in the robots.txt file.  As soon as this is done, I'll begin work on these.





From: fasterfox-bounces at mozdev.org [mailto:fasterfox-bounces at mozdev.org] On
Behalf Of Yoweigh
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 1:10 PM
To: fasterfox at mozdev.org
Subject: [Fasterfox] Fasterfox Feature Request


Hello. New Fasterfox user here. I had a couple of ideas for ya that just
popped into my head after a few minutes of browsing:

a) an activity indicator of some kind
The first thing I noticed after installing, configuring, and using fasterfox
for the first time was that I had no idea what was being prefetched. It'd be
cool to have some kind of indication that a particular link had already been
loaded. Say, for example, the link color (or background color) could change,
a little indicator icon could pop up by the link, or something along those
lines. Taking this idea further, you could have some sort of indication of
the current progress of that particular prefech instance so the user would
know that a specific link was half done being prefetched and could read
another article first. 

b) site profiles
Let's say I visit one particular site regularly, with regular browsing
patterns. A profile could be created (either manually or through automated
history tracking) for that site that would prefetch those links that I'm
most likely to visit first. Also along these lines, you could create some
generic site categories (picture gallery, slideshow, etc) that would enable
fasterfox to more accurately predict the next link to be clicked. 

So, there's my input! Thanks for developing this stuff for us!


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