Taskfox, the Mozilla project that aims to bring some of Ubiquity's action-oriented awesomeness into Firefox without extensions, is moving along, and the team wants everyone to see how it might work without any downloads required.
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One of the niftiest Firefox add-ons to come out of Mozilla Labs is Ubiquity, a natural language commander that adds killer functionality on-page in Firefox. Let's take a closer look.
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Popular Firefox extension Ubiquity—which adds a natural language command line to Firefox—sees a significant update today. The extension, developed by the folks at Mozilla, now boasts a killer new look, faster performance, improved stability, and more relevant results. If you're really gaga for Ubiquity, the new version even allows user to create their own skins. If you're new to Ubiquity and want to get a better idea of what commands it can perform, check out Ubiquity Herd to browse and install new commands. Ubiquity is a free download, works wherever Firefox does.Major Ubiquity Update
The Firefox extension that adds a smart keyboard interface to Firefox—Ubiquity—now supports bookmarklets. Developer Aza Raskin describes, step by step in the video above, how to set them up. In short, you can add any bookmarklet to Ubiquity's command set, and invoke the Ubiquity prompt to execute them from anywhere using only your keyboard. Of course, you can do something similar (but not as good-looking) using Firefox keyword bookmarks, too. Still, Ubiquity has that lovely Quicksilver/Launchy-like suggest-as-you-type command window going on.Ubiquity Tutorial: Turn Bookmarklets Into Commands
Software engineer and Lifehacker reader William Bartholomew loves previously mentioned Firefox extension Ubiquity, but would prefer it were a bit more... well, ubiquitous.
One of the biggest limitations I see is that its keyboard shortcut is only available from within Firefox; I really want to be able to invoke it from whatever application I'm currently using.
Firefox with Ubiquity: Command-line quickness and universal task managers go together like milk and ultra-organised cookies. Developer Gary Hodgson realised this and created a super-useful interface for universal to-do manager Remember the Milk inside Ubiquity, the natural language, terminal-style extension that we've taken a shine to. The command plug-in allows registered RTM users to log in and out, add and complete tasks with suggested auto-completions, and offers visual cues when tasks are seriously overdue or high-priority. RTM for Ubiquity is a free download; Firefox users with Ubiquity installed can install the command by visiting the link below (and approving third-party installation).Remember the Milk Ubiquity