Mozilla Labs releases Major Ubiquity Update

Nicole Loux

Editor’s note: Mozilla announced the release of Ubiquity 0.1.5 on Wednesday, January 14, 2009.  See Mozilla Labs User Experience Lead Aza Raskin’s comprehensive post on the Mozilla Labs blog, excerpted here:

We are proud to announce Ubiquity 0.1.5. Since the last major update, Ubiquity has gained a sleeker look and a smarter, more stable core. Ubiquity has also gained the ability to be skinned: anyone who knows how to write standards-complaint CSS can now create and share a custom Ubiquity skin.

  • Beautiful: Ubiquity has a new look that increases its visual simplicity and lays the groundwork for full keyboard access.
  • Skinnable: Anyone can now give Ubiquity a new look. It’s as simple as a little bit of CSS. That’s how the new look was created! Once you’ve created a skin, it’s easy to share it with the world: you can subscribe to skins just like you can subscribe to commands.
  • Speed: Ubiquity is now much snappier.
  • Stability: This is the most reliable Ubiquity yet, with much of its internals refactored.
  • Relevancy: Ubiquity now makes it easier to issue the commands you want. It remembers the commands you use — using the same technology that powers the Awesome Bar — as well as matching anywhere in a command name.

For more information, check out the Ubiquity home page and Ubiquity news. Also keep an eye out for Ubiquity 0.2, expected to be released in the near future.