Showing posts from August, 2008

Ubiquity: Firefox Command Line Awesomeness

Ubiquity - "a Mozilla Labs experiment into connecting the Web with language in an attempt to find new user interfaces that could make it possible for everyone to do common Web tasks quicker and easier."

Getting started

Install the Plugin, which will restart Firefox / Mozilla.
*Note: if you are using a Mac you'll need to install Growl to get the notifications to work. Windows works out of the box, popping up those little toaster notifications in the bottom right of your screen. No messages on Linux just yet, but I'm sure there is someone out there clever enough to get this working or know how to get it working.

Once restarted, hit CTRL+SPACE for Windows or OPTION+SPACE for Mac and you'll see Ubiquity pop up below your open tabs.

There are already quite a few commands built in (type "command-list" into Ubiquity to see them all), follow this tutorial to get up and running.

One of the sweet things about it is creating your own commands using the command editor (&…