Tag Archives: search box

The Thin Yellow Lines of Innovation

By | October 6, 2008

Maybe you’ve already noticed this, but I very much like this feature in Google Chrome that lets you see at a glance matches for a search term within a page. The matches appear as yellow lines within the scroll bar (see above) so you can easily access them by dragging the scroll bar itself.b Another nice twist with… Read More »

Google Suggest: Your Company + Scam

By | September 30, 2008

I find that the auto suggestions feature from Google Suggest in the Firefox search box very useful. But perhaps not in the way it was intended. Google Suggest works via algorithms that “use a wide range of information to predict the queries users are most likely to want to see. For example, Google Suggest uses data about the… Read More »

A Chip off the Old Flock

By | June 14, 2006

Flock, which I wrote about a few months back, is now in public beta (meaning ordinary folks can use it without too much weeping). TechCrunch carries an interview with the folks behind it. What’s so good about it? Well, it’s all about trying to build Web 2.0 into the browser, so the browser isn’t so much a browser… Read More »

Confessions of a PDF Hater

By | June 5, 2006

There’s a lot of discussion about the ongoing spat between Microsoft and Adobe over whether Microsoft will be able to install PDF/Acrobat support in its next version of Office. This should be as straightforward as PDF support in OpenOffice — where you can choose to save (well, print, technically speaking) a file as an Acrobat PDF. But it’s… Read More »

Recovering Your Firefox Bookmarks

By | November 24, 2005

This is documented elsewhere, but perhaps comes across as too nerdy for some. If you’re using Windows XP, recovering from a crash or whatever, and find that your Firefox bookmarks (and bookmarklets and bookmark toolbar) have disappeared, here’s what to do: Close Firefox if it’s running. Find your profile in c:Documents and Settings[your XP user name]Application DataMozillaFirefoxProfiles There… Read More »