I'm currently playing around with Pie Menus for Mozilla
I found via an article at
). Pie menus are an intriguing idea that have been floating
around for several years now and this may be the first major application to
get support for them (yet another reason to love Mozilla
As a user interface, pie menus tend to be easier to use as they don't
require precise navigation to select items—just move in the appropriate
direction far enough (most pie menus are limited to eight possible options
at any level) and there you go.
So, using the points of the compass with N (north) being up, to open a page
in a new tab (which is another feature I love about Mozilla), it's
RightButton-East (hit the right mouse button, move right). To
switch to a previous tab (or one to the left): RightButton-NE-W (right
mouse button, move NE until the second menu pops up, then move left). Next
tab (or one to the right): RightButton-NE-E. Bookmark?
RightButton-SE-E. The menu will always pop up so it's not like you
have to memorize all these but after awhile you just remember it (or at
least I do).
It would be nice if you could use the keyboard to bring up the menus. Say,
hitting the 0 key on the numeric keypad would bring up the menu,
and then the keys 1–9 to select the menu item you
want. So RightButton-NE-W could also be 096.
Although not all the options from the old menu are available on the
Mozilla Pie Menus; the biggest one I miss is the one to copy the link, which
I use quite a bit (especially when writing entries). But other than that,
I definitely like the pie menus.
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
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