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Prospector: Recall Monkey

About Prospector: Recall Monkey

The goal of the Recall Monkey project is to make it easier for you to find something you’ve already visited before. We started this Prospector experiment by making Recall Monkey a better search experience compared to Firefox’s built-in history search.

With early user feedback, we made a few improvements:

  • Instant search. Recall Monkey now shows results as you type to help speed up your search.
  • “Pinning” is now called “Prioritized,” it turns out that the word pinning was confusing users between pinned tabs and this feature. This represents the ability to prioritize results from certain websites.
  • You now have the ability to exclude sites from your search results. Too many matches from Google searches? You can now exclude these in order to better filter your search.
  • Some basic UI changes – both prioritization and exclusion are now clearly marked next to the domain name. Its wasn’t obvious that clicking on the domain should prioritize it, so we changed it.

Prospector is a collection of experiments from Mozilla Labs focused on analyzing, experimenting and prototyping enhancements for how you search and discover content with Firefox. We’re focused on three main areas: websites you've visited, tabs you're currently viewing, and pages you haven’t visited yet.

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