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How I use Panorama in Firefox 4 (Minefield)

I just love Panorama. So much that in fact Firefox 4 nightly has been my main browser for quite some time now.


I have 6 app tabs: Calendar, RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox and Basecamp.


Evernote should have been the 7th, but occassionally it will suck up 100 % of my CPU for no apparent reason.


My main group is called "Misc", this is my daily/unsorted set of tabs.


I have one group for each of my main three areas of work. Clockwise: Web master work for my wife's political work, consulting for SKolverket (National Agency of Education) and lastly the school where I work.


Below is a group I've called "Check again in a while". It's for stuff not worthy of being bookmarked, but I do not want to forget either. It might be following up on a bug report, work that should be resumed after I've got an answer on a question, etc.


So far I am extremely pleased with the app tabs/Panorama combination of features.


What would make Panorama even more awesome would be the ability to integrate F1 and other sharing services. I've heard that Read it later has been working on Panorama support, but it's incompatible with Minefield.


Dragging to drop spots and then get an UI similar to F1 to add some remarks would be very cool indeed.


2nd point on my wish list is seeing tabs according to Panorama group when I list "tabs on other computers", using Firefox sync.


3d point on my wish list would be the ability to drag a tab to another computer. Let's say I see something at work and plan to revisit that page on my computer at home. "Drag to home computer" would be INSANELY awesome!!!


When I get home and open up Firefox, a notification could appear: "The following pages have been added to this computer from [name of computer]".


Together with an option to accept or reject all or some of the suggestions, it would put the usability of Firefox on a level no other browser is even close to attaining.


Even so, Panorama in my book is THE killer feature of Firefox 4, and it is making me a very happy Firefox user today.

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Taken on November 13, 2010