|Inline URL autocomplete|
|Release target||Firefox 14|
|Status note||Landed in m-c (https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/953bde82b7a7) backed out for 12, and again for 13 (bug 746572).|
|Product manager||Asa Dotzler|
|Directly Responsible Individual||Alex Limi|
|Lead engineer||Marco Bonardo|
|QA lead||Vlad Ghetiu (irc: vladg)|
|UX lead||Alex Limi|
|Product marketing lead||`|
Stage 1: Definition
1. Feature overview
Enabling autocomplete inline in the URL entry field makes it easier to enter often-typed URLs, and make our browser feel a lot faster, since the user gets immediate feedback on where we think they will go.
We stopped “speaking URL” when AwesomeBar came along, and it makes us seem slower when typing a URL. A large portion of people still "speak URLs" when navigating the internet, and we currently do a bad job at accommodating these people.
We propose to turn on inline autocomplete, with some additional changes that make it stop completion at URL boundaries (e.g. "/").
2. Users & use cases
A working, tested implementation that satisfies the design specification in bug 566489.
Stage 2: Design
5. Functional specification
6. User experience design
Interaction is described in bug 566489.
Stage 3: Planning
7. Implementation plan
Quality Assurance review
Stage 4: Development
Stage 5: Release
10. Landing criteria
|Theme / Goal||Experience|
|Secondary roadmap||Firefox Desktop|
|Engineering team||Desktop front-end|
Team status notes
|Quality assurance||Testing in progress||Test Plan|
|User experience||OK||Seems to work well, some slight performance issues with the URL bar that may or may not be related to this particular change.|