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These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 33


Context menu for Top Sites section in Activity Stream

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Friends of the Firefox team

Project Updates


Activity Stream

  • Highlights include “Saved to Pocket” cards with more caching heuristics incoming.
  • Reevaluating approach for about:preferences move to incorporate Fluent.

Browser Architecture


Policy Engine



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Search and Navigation

Address Bar & Search



Sync / Firefox Accounts

Test Pilot

  • Incoming: theme creator experiment shipping soon; tab split experiment exploring a rewrite. Both experiments set to launch in Q2.
  • Outgoing: Cliqz, Voice Fill, Snooze Tabs, Min Vid graduating Q1.
  • Min Vid SHIELD study launching soon.
  • Screenshots:
    • Usage steady at 2.8M MAU, 62M+ shots as of today.
    • Lots of bug fixes exported into the tree recently (bug 1436218); another release landing in 60, pending QA (bug 1440524).
    • ICYMI: rad Screenshots article on Firefox blog last week (bug filed to put that YouTube video on the screenshots homepage 🙂
    • Lo-fi user research happening this week on discoverability & onboarding.
    • Annotations shipping soon: edit, highlight, & draw on uploaded shots
    • Here’s a usage graph, now with all the shot types:

Graph of Screenshots usage, with breakdowns by event type

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