Prism Prototype Now Available on Mac and Linux

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We’re happy to announce the Prism prototype is now available for Mac and Linux! We’re also releasing an updated version for Windows that resolves some of the issues users have encountered.

Download the Prism prototype for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.

Prism now provides a cross-platform way to integrate the web platform with the desktop environment, and developers don’t have to lift a finger to desktop-enable their web applications, while users have the choice to use their favorite web apps in their browser, on their desktop of choice, or in both places.

Incidentally, we’re working on a simple way to open a web application in Prism directly from Firefox (no separate Prism download required), and here are some more ideas folks have suggested to us for improving desktop-web integration:

  • allowing web applications to register to handle particular content types;
  • drag-and-drop support for uploading files to web applications;
  • support for running applications offline (local storage, offline/online event notifications, caching of application components, etc.).

We’d like to see these sorts of features standardized as part of the web platform so they become available to Prism, Firefox and other web-enabled applications. The WHATWG is already standardizing content type handling and offline support in its HTML5 spec, and offline support is already available in Prism and development versions of Firefox 3!

We’d love to hear more ideas for improving Prism and desktop-web integration, so keep the feedback coming! Tell us which web apps you’ve been using in Prism and how it changes the way you use those apps. Report problems you’ve encountered or features you’d like to see in future versions. You can even check out the code and contribute changes!

142 responses

  1. Frank wrote on :

    Nice programme.
    Still, print support is important part of any desktop application, as well as web application.
    So, this is a wish list.
    All the best.

  2. Travis wrote on :

    Wonderful! This is just what I was looking for. Web apps are great, but opening a browser can be too cumbersome sometimes. I love the quick access, and the fact that it’s made by Mozilla, so all those web standards are still intact! Thanks, Mozilla!

  3. Jon wrote on :

    It would really be cool if you could allow prism to be docked to the system tray and hide the task bar button. Specific uses for this would be online radio stations. I want a stripped down memory efficient tool that doesn’t take up space on the task bar.

  4. Haley wrote on :

    How do you use this? What does URL mean.. I thought it was like the converter for windows.

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  6. Rank My Poem wrote on ::

    Well Mozilla rocks.. I am sure the Mobile version of soon to release firefox will kick ass

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  8. Marcelim wrote on ::

    [...]Muito antes do Chrome existir a Mozilla Labs já estava disponibilizando o Prism (antigo Webrunner)[...]

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  12. David Markey wrote on ::

    Implement 2 things, a way for the web apps to support the OS’s system tray, and a notification plugin like a popup on msn for new emails etc.

  13. Pingback from Dock Widgetop with Fluid (Mac OS X only) « Widgetop News on ::

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  16. Jay wrote on :

    Itz cool, but in Leopard seems it uses CPU resources

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  18. Kadın Sitesi wrote on ::

    I felt a bit ashamed using Adobe AIR. Inspired by garrett’s stylesheet tweets, I created a Prism app bundle that makes Twitter main web-interface nice and compact. It wouldn’t be complete

  19. Michael Krog wrote on :

    Prism rocks!

    I use it for Google Calendar and it starts up way faster than any other calendar-system i’ve tried.

  20. Pingback from The Folding Fool » Blog Archive » Comment on Prism Prototype Now Available on Mac and Linux by jouer … on ::

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  22. Firefox Mozilla wrote on ::

    Thaks you Mozilla..

    Ow.. Fan Club..

    http://firefoxmozilla.wordpress.com/

  23. Calle wrote on :

    Cant create shorcut on Desktop.
    Using localized version of ubuntu gutsy,
    so my “Desktop” dir i s not “Desktop”.
    Tried to create ta new folder called Desktop but no luck…

  24. diş beyazlatma wrote on ::

    teşekkürler mozilla :D

  25. video wrote on ::

    teşekkürler

  26. SupercoW wrote on :

    How about FreeBSD support? It should not be hard to port it on to FreeBSD when you have it working on Linux.

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  28. Joop Heijberg wrote on :

    prism sucks! this is no “program”
    use “fluid” 1000% better!!

  29. Richard wrote on ::

    Hi, I really like the concept of Prism.

    Having played around a bit I think I have a few things that I’d like to see:

    - Could you make it possible to configure the window size to automatically resize to a fixed size/aspect ratio in the initial setup screen. I am envisaging that people might want to use multiple Prism programs simultaneously (like widgets).
    - I’d like to have the option to disable page scrolling
    - It would be great to be able to create the option to generate customized menus (and corresponding key commands) specific to each web app

    Some observations about interface:

    - Gmail seems really clunky in Prism – when I’m using prism without all the usual browser interface elements I feel quite different about page layout – I expect buttons to be larger and I don’t want to scroll down the page if at all possible
    - I want to use shortcut key commands in a different way
    - I really expect less ‘distractions’ than are usually present in a webpage
    - If I use twitter the page is far to big – I would a smaller version in a little window in the corner of my screen
    - Flash apps like Flickr Organiser seem much more natural to use than most AJAX apps

  30. Michael Gross wrote on :

    I configured Prism for Google calendar and liked it so much I wanted to run Gmail in another instance. I renamed the Prism application file and double-clicked to configure it and Got the error:

    “A copy of Prism is already open. Only one copy of Prism can be open at a time.”

    Is there any way to run web apps at the same time? It seems that this would be key to making this a useful application.

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  33. Церковный wrote on ::

    Well, the Prism prototype needs to be tested..

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  36. Jacob wrote on :

    Q: Why Should we use an SSB?
    ————————
    A: http://www.christianmontoya.com/2007/12/16/everyone-should-use-site-specific-browsers/
    ————————

    If you use OS X I reccomend Fluid: http://fluidapp.com/

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  39. Ethan wrote on :

    You can get the same affect of this application just by dragging your bookmarks to your desktop. I gave it a try, but it’s just a superfluous program. Sorry guys, good try though. =T

  40. tronkel wrote on :

    I have found a work-around for the bug that prevents Prism from running under Linux when there is supposedly more than one instance of Prism running. This is a false alarm and suddenly occurs for no obvious reason. Killing the process and/or restarting does not help.

    The problem appears to be caused by a corrupted profile. The work-around is to start Prism from a terminal by typing:

    prism -ProfileManager

    Delete the current profile and then create a new one from within the profile management window. Prism will now start.

    I have no idea why the profile would get corrupted in the first place. This is certainly a bug and needs to be fixed. The workaround is only a temporary solution.

  41. Max wrote on ::

    Will there be printing functionality on the Mac version?

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  43. asdf wrote on ::

    Ìàíäàâîæêà åáàòü )

  44. Ashwin wrote on ::

    Wow Prism Rocks!

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  48. Ron wrote on :

    an option to hold an entire Profile Folder online, and use that folder online from any computer, could be great..

    option to hold & edit a profile folder online could be great, like Facebook account, with an option to add firefox add-ons, themes, bookmarks.. everything online.. and use that profile from any computer..

  49. MacUser wrote on :

    I use a Mac, and I was trying out Prism, in response to Kroc’s concerns, you can add apps to the Dock by editing ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist to go to the .app file created, thus adding the Prism link to the Dock.

  50. Juno wrote on :

    I’m still having the same problem of not being able to open TWO webapps at the same time. I’m using a mac. When I open one and try to open a second one, I get something like “…Prism is already open, can’t open more than one Prism at a time…” or something like that. Any ideas??

  51. Pingback from Geek Lectures - Things geeks should know about » Blog Archive » Comment on Prism Prototype Now Available on Mac and Linux by DockHowTo on ::

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  52. DockHowTo wrote on :

    Damn, just as I worried about, the web software didn’t like the “less than” and “greater than” symbols. I will replace them with parentheses, but use the “less than” and “greater than” symbols for the real command:

    defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add
    “(dict)
    (key)tile-data(/key)
    (dict)
    (key)file-data(/key)
    (dict)
    (key)_CFURLString(/key)
    (string)FULL-PATH-TO-APP-HERE(/string)
    (key)_CFURLStringType(/key)
    (integer)0(/integer)
    (/dict)
    (/dict)
    (/dict)”

  53. DockHowTo wrote on :

    To learn about adding an item to the Dock, look in the user’s Library/Preferences folder for the file “com.apple.dock.plist”

    I would add the app to the Applications folder and then add it to the Dock. Make sure the name is unique from what is already in the Dock. And be sure that an app is being added because documents and folders are added a bit differently.

    MacOSX has a command to manage plists: “defaults” (man defaults). “defaults write” to add or remove items to a plist and “defaults read” to read what it there.

    The following command will add an app to the Dock. It is all one line but I am going to break it up:

    defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add

    tile-data

    file-data

    _CFURLString
    FULL-PATH-TO-APP-HERE
    _CFURLStringType
    0

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  55. Otavio wrote on :

    Hi!

    I like to use this application to access my system. Is there a way to use https with self-signed cert ?

    Thanks.

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  57. Amos wrote on :

    I will second the “packaging for IE” desire expressed above. Our big dilemma is that we’re trying to develop a rich web application using SVG (among other things) and IE doesn’t support that. Some way to easily get our app up and running for an IE user would be great. Having them download, install, and re-visit using Firefox is far too onerous.

    Will Java applets and the Quicktime plug-in run in Prism if they have been installed on the system? What if the user doesn’t have anything else mozilla based on their system?

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  60. Bob wrote on :

    When will drag-and-drop support be integrated?

    Are there any plans, that users can drag a file from the
    webapp to their desktop and vice versa (with automatic upload)?

    Thanks,

    Bob

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  64. Elliott wrote on :

    In support of #17: Definitely need to support Firefox add-ons (I can’t use GMail without them).

    Great start though!

  65. Thijs wrote on ::

    @6: Because we want something that is open source, and AIR isn’t!

    Can anyone confirm that there’s Flash support in Prism?

  66. Juno wrote on ::

    I been using it with my macbook, but for some reason now I can only open one webapp at a time. Say I open RTM and try to open Gdocs, it won’t let me. It says Prism is already open and that only one instance of the application can be open at a time!! Any idea why? Or how to fix it?? Thanks!
    P.S. Oh, and gosh if you keep adding all those requests, well then might as well just start a new browser to compete with Firefox. Tabs? Nav Buttons? Just use firefox then…this is supposed to be a one application per window, just like Word or Excel. You don’t see Word and Excel opened in the same window, do you huh? Do you??????????

  67. Juno wrote on ::

    Add Google Gears Support, however that is done, and you’ll have a killer app!! My SMS notifications with Remember The Milk don’t work, so I have to use RTM with my Google Calendar, but I’m on the move all the time and sometimes I don’t have Wi-Fi access, so Offline access to these apps would be like GREAT!!!

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  71. Andreas wrote on :

    “The page at XXX says:”-text should be removed to act more like an application!

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  73. Jayanth Iyer wrote on :

    Hi,
    I downloaded the application Prism. It ‘s cool to run web applications directly from the desktop instead of clicking the web browser. As this project is still under development i would like to have some more features added.

    1)I would like to have tabs in this application,because after using Firefox i am so used to tabs.

    2)Also when a webapp opens in a window say i open google.com i would like to have all the web applications which i
    had added to be displayed on a left pane of the window.
    Also it would be cool if it auto hides itself….when i bring the mouse near that pane it would display and i can directly click on the web app.

  74. Mozilla Prism wrote on :

    Say I were to create a facebook webapp, one of the functions that I would need is the option to go back to a particular webpage that I have viewed previously. Apparently, Prism lacks this functionality right now and it would be great if we can have the option of traversing between webpages with more flexibility.

  75. BeepBeepDubDub wrote on ::

    I know very little about mozilla, but from what i gather it seems that firefox is lacking support for .net framework…

    Is there a way to turn it on so i can view some web based applications??

    also, same deal for prism, I would love to view my web based app with this, it seems like a great tool.

  76. Ncus wrote on ::

    Prism failed to start on 10.4.10 iMac 20″ ..

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  78. Paulo A. Silva wrote on :

    Hi,
    I’m under a proxy and I can not connect any web application.
    I could not find any option to configure proxy inside Prism, did you?

  79. Wolfman-K wrote on ::

    I like this product alot, I don’t want it to behave at all like a regular web browser, at least not without having to tell it too in options.

    To that end the one feature I would love to see is to have it open links in your main browser instead of in Prism’s own window. This will keepthe web app behaving more like a desktop application, which I think is the point.

    Awesome so far, I can’t wait to see where this goes.

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  87. Cristian Conti wrote on ::

    We need a better support and a simplified way for configuring Prism behind a proxy.

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  97. jbus wrote on :

    I’ve tried the Linux version and it looks promising, but we definitely need a way to install extensions and plug-ins.

  98. sull wrote on ::

    I’ve also contributed an experimental Prism Bookmarklet. So until its integrated into firefox…. and for users of other web browsers…. this might be somewhat helpful to create prism apps via the web on-the-fly.

    Use a web app to create a desktop app of a web app ;)

    http://prismspectrum.com/bookmarklet/

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  101. Patrick wrote on ::

    Very good work. Will it be possible to use “more” Gmail-Prisms? It would be awesome if I can launch 2 Prisms with two separate Gmail-Accounts.

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  103. Syzamen wrote on :

    I’d like to use prism with httpS wich I trus (even cert auth is self-signed). Using your prism is best solution for work with my webapps, HOPE you’ll fix this soon.

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  107. Luis Villa wrote on ::

    I can’t be the first to notice that the bug reporting link in this page is busted, right? :) (” Sorry, either the product Mozilla%Labs does not exist or you aren’t authorized to enter a bug into it.”)

    (And I have editbugs, or did last I checked.)

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  110. Lorenz wrote on :

    I am using it under Ubuntu 7.10 right now and it works very nicely. I don’t want to have it on the desktop, so I included it on the AWN Dock. Looks and works nicely, another step towards the online desktop. Great work!

  111. Dickon Reed wrote on :

    Works for me on Windows. I’d like to have an option to make off site links open in the system default web browser.

    Also, favicon support would be really useful, especially on a cluttered Windows XP start bar.

  112. Philipp Pixel wrote on :

    Neat tool. Though i doesn’t look exactly like Firefox output (linux version), Prism is something the web-app world really needed. It renders our AJAX app without problems by now. I really anticipate the development of Prism! So long

    PPxL

  113. François wrote on ::

    Thanks for that version !

    Is there a way to use https with self-signed cert ?

    In my opinion, it would be usefull to have a windows version that can be used whithout needing admin rights.
    This could be realy usefull for cd-rom.

  114. kripkenstein wrote on :

    “we’re working on a simple way to open a web application in Prism directly from Firefox”

    Hmm, here is a suggestion: how about ‘packaging’ Prism as a plugin, so it can be run from any browser, not just Firefox? For example, a user can be running IE, then they have a button ‘click here to run as a desktop web app’, and when they click on it they are asked to install a plugin – just like Flash. The plugin is simply Prism. The user wouldn’t know they are really running Firefox, if this were integrated seamlessly. After installing the plugin once, other web apps could also be run in Prism with no hassles.

    In this way Prism could become a cross-platform environment, just like Flash (but better in many respects, I think).

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  116. Pingback from tecosystems » links for 2007-11-06 on ::

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  117. Pingback from Mozilla’s Prism now available for Linux too (and Mac) » Chip.Cuccio.US on ::

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  118. Pingback from Tejus’s Blog » Mozilla Prism on ::

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  119. ReviewSaurus wrote on ::

    Well unfortunately the windows installer file is corrupt. I downloaded it twice just to ensure everything was correct from my side and it just says that setup file is corrupted.

    could you please check that.

  120. Pingback from Widgetop with Prism on Linux desktops « Widgetop News on ::

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  121. Pingback from Mozilla Labs Blog » Blog Archive » Prism Prototype Now Available on Mac and Linux at they made me do it on ::

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  122. Pingback from Mozilla Prism для Mac и Linux | RIA crumbs. RIA development related blog on ::

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  123. wortwart wrote on ::

    @5: If you want Flash/Flex as a desktop app, why don’t you just use AIR?

  124. Pingback from Mozilla Prism : le meilleur des deux mondes | ISC-MMTI on ::

    [...] Les applications lancées avec Prism sont donc disponibles sur votre bureau comme tout autre application de votre ordinateur. Je vous laisse juger par les copies d’écran ci-dessous et je vous conseille aussi de lire l’article de la fondation Mozilla et l’article de Frédéric sur Prism. Prism est disponible gratuitement sous Windows ainsi que depuis peu sous Mac OS X et Linux. Essayez-le, vous serrez, tout comme moi, conquis ! [...]

  125. Kyle Wild wrote on ::

    The web is a great and open platform, but its interfaces are very much behind other technologies. In terms of UI, the hack that is AJAX leaves much to be desired.

    Compare BuzzWord to Google Docs, for example.

    So, my question is, will Prism be able to handle Flash/Flex?

  126. Pingback from The Universal Desktop mobile edition on ::

    [...] I’m catching up on my feeds today and noticed that Mark Finkle posted that Mozilla has released Prism for both Mac and Linux. In addition, they released a refreshed version of the Windows version with some bug fixes. [...]

  127. Pingback from Prism para Linux e Mac OS X | Tecnologia da Informação - Desenvolvimento e Educação on ::

    [...] Há um ano, em novembro de 2006, eu escrevi sobre um cenário no qual o sistema operacional resumia-se a um carregador do navegador e muitos acharam que fosse bobagem! No início de outubro eu falei das perspectivas no futuro do Javascript e do Firefox e tudo parecia meio ficção científica. Há cinco dias esse futuro ameaçou tornar-se realidade com o lançamento do Prism pelo Mozilla Lab. Para quem não se lembra, o Prism é uma tecnologia que permite trabalhar com um sítio web como se ele fosse um aplicativo instalado em seu computador. E eu falei que a versão do Prism para Linux sairia em breve. Nem eu acreditei que em tão pouco tempo estaria aqui dizendo: Saiu o protótipo do Prism para Linux e Mac OS X. A versão para Linux pode ser baixada aqui. Faça o download para algum diretório conveniente – eu o fiz para o subdiretório bin do meu diretório particular – e descompacte-o. Entre no diretório “prism” recém-criado e execute o arquivo “prism”. Você estará diante da seguinte janela de configuração [...]

  128. mfinkle wrote on ::

    Kroc – Thanks for the feedback. Replies:

    * In Mac OS there’s no menu to speak of, not even the standard system edit and help menus.

    - Right, we don’t add any menus. We might add a menu for preferences soon.

    * Entering a URL should autocomplete from Firefox history / favourites

    - Nice idea

    * Name could autocomplete from

    – Maybe. I don’t expect that to be so bad.

    * Icon refraction didn’t work for me, is this coming later?

    - Yes, we need to add code to convert favicons to OS specific formats and sizes. Currently, pre-made webapp bundles support icons.

    * In Mac OS can we have an option to add to the Dock instead of the Desktop. It’s not normal or recommended on a Mac to have application shortcuts on the desktop. It’s clutter and poor organisation since the Dock works well, and people have Spotlight and QuickSilver to launch apps.

    - Tell me how to do that :)

    * There’s always a Prism icon in the Dock, despite a world icon on the app. I assume both are going to be a refracted favicon in the future.

    - Might be fixed right now. Try downloading again.

    * The status bar is awful looking. For Mac OS, please copy iTunes and have a slim dark grey rounded bottom statusbar with a recessed cog button, that would look excellent.

    - Good idea. XUL should be already using an OS specific look.

    * The lozenge is visible even though it doesn’t work. This should hide/show the toolbar.

    - Yeah, should be removed (somehow)

    * Backspace doesn’t work!? Nor does Cmd-Left. I can’t manually move back/forward in history. For power users this is essential. We know what we’re doing and the keyboard is faster than finding a web apps particular back button on screen – if there’s any at all.

    - Make sure you “enable navigation” for Cmd-Left, Cmd-Right and Cmd-Home

    * I can’t get the URL of the page I’m on easily – say if I want to paste it in an online chat. I can’t show/hide the toolbar easily, the context menu is useless. I can’t choose to open a link externally (with Cmd-Click / Context menu). There’s no way to get back to the chosen settings for the current open webapp.

    - Make sure you enable “show location bar” so you can select and copy the current URL.

    Thanks again – Mark Finkle

  129. TwisterMc wrote on ::

    I think this is a great start on the Mac. The big thing I see is the fact that the saved sites have the world icon and not the cool Prism icon. I think that Kroc is looking for a full fledged browser and I hope Prism stays minimal as that’s what’s really necessary. Auto complete, keyboard shortcuts and all that jazz can stay in Firefox. Keep Prism simple and work on cutting the file size down.

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  131. Pingback from Sundry. : Incredible Thoughts on ::

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  133. Pingback from Apple Blog » Prism Prototype Now Available on Mac and Linux on ::

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  136. Gyulus wrote on :

    On my linux the rendering of pages are not the same under Firefox and Prism. You can see the difference between them here.
    Firefox: http://www.bitkreta.hu/IMAGES/20071103110518.png
    Prism: http://www.bitkreta.hu/IMAGES/20071103110520.png

  137. Pingback from Prism 0.8… listo para descarga: también para Mac y Linux : on ::

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  138. Kroc Camen wrote on ::

    This feels more like an 0.3 than an 0.8.

    * In Mac OS there’s no menu to speak of, not even the standard system edit and help menus.

    * Entering a URL should autocomplete from Firefox history / favourites

    * Name could autocomplete from

    * Icon refraction didn’t work for me, is this coming later?

    * In Mac OS can we have an option to add to the Dock instead of the Desktop. It’s not normal or recommended on a Mac to have application shortcuts on the desktop. It’s clutter and poor organisation since the Dock works well, and people have Spotlight and QuickSilver to launch apps.

    * There’s always a Prism icon in the Dock, despite a world icon on the app. I assume both are going to be a refracted favicon in the future.

    * The status bar is awful looking. For Mac OS, please copy iTunes and have a slim dark grey rounded bottom statusbar with a recessed cog button, that would look excellent.

    * The lozenge is visible even though it doesn’t work. This should hide/show the toolbar.

    * Backspace doesn’t work!? Nor does Cmd-Left. I can’t manually move back/forward in history. For power users this is essential. We know what we’re doing and the keyboard is faster than finding a web apps particular back button on screen – if there’s any at all.

    * I can’t get the URL of the page I’m on easily – say if I want to paste it in an online chat. I can’t show/hide the toolbar easily, the context menu is useless. I can’t choose to open a link externally (with Cmd-Click / Context menu). There’s no way to get back to the chosen settings for the current open webapp.

    A normal browser gives me a flexible workflow even within the constraints of one domain. Prism is a good idea, but needs major polish before it can be an actual App. Forget that you’re viewing a webpage, check any other App on the Mac and look at the menus, context menus, features, the little things.

  139. Pingback from Prism 0.8 - Now for Mac & Linux · Get Latest Mozilla Firefox Browsers on ::

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  141. Pingback from Mark Finkle’s Weblog » Prism 0.8 - Now for Mac & Linux on ::

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  142. Pingback from Blogging Meta on ::

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