“Wow!” is all I can say. I didn’t quite expect this level of response to the recent Labs survey about areas for investigation but I’m really thrilled to have your feedback and participation. Here’s the survey summary.
As of August 30th, we received approximately 1800 completed surveys. Here are some of the stats:
- Almost 20% provided comments in the survey itself or as a blog comment
- About 4.2% felt that there was nothing from the listed browsers that was interesting (or simply provided comments but didn’t check any feature)
- In terms of browser interestingness, here’s how the browsers stacked up. Opera (80%), Safari (71%), Flock (38%), IE7 (70%). (Interesting being defined as one or more features from existing browsers was selected as “interesting”.)
For features, here is the top quartile of features ranked by percentage of total votes received:
|Safari:Inline PDF viewing||71.1%|
|IE7:Full page zoom||54.3%|
|Safari:Private browsing (visited pages are not cached)||40.9%|
|Opera:Built-in BitTorrent client||37.1%|
|Opera:Drag-n-drop interface customization||34.6%|
|IE7:Vista Protected Mode support||34.0%|
|IE7:RSS feeds platform (making feeds available to other apps)||32.9%|
|Flock:Online bookmark management integration||27.8%|
Below is the full vote result:
We’ll be using all your survey and blog comments to help populate the Ideas area of Labs. Stay tuned. There were many comments essentially saying that people didn’t want to see Firefox bloated with extraneous features…I think that message came loud and clear.