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About Prospector

Prospector is a series of experiments from Mozilla Labs focused on analyzing, experimenting and prototyping improvements on how you search and discover content with Firefox. We’re looking at three main areas: websites you have visited, tabs you are currently viewing, and pages you haven’t visited yet.

Here’s a list of our previous experiments:

  • OneLiner: Combine the navigation and tabs toolbars
  • Snaporama: Save your open tabs as groups to restore in Panorama
  • Tab Focus: Focus on your task by moving unwanted tabs into other Panorama groups
  • Search Tabs: Easily switch to other search engines when searching
  • RecallMonkey: Find pages from history with some fuzzy matching
  • Predictive Newtab: Get suggestions on where to go from where you are
  • LessChrome HD: Automatically hide the navigation bar when not in use.
  • AwesomeBar HD: Directly focus on a category when searching
  • Home Dash: Take away the whole browser and add features back from a chrome-less experience
  • Speak Words: Fill in the rest of words as you type them into the location bar
  • Instant Preview: Start loading pages as you select them from the location bar suggestions
  • Find Suggest: Suggest words from the page when finding

All of the code and bugs/issues are being tracked with the Prospector GitHub community.

Project Team