The ambitious goal of Mozilla revealed : by putting the browser on the iPad.
Mozilla has invented the browser search box coming from Opera with the team that doing advanced usability research. Firefox is the last browser to have a search box in their user interface, and all other major browsers are dropping it. Firefox will do the same , but Mozilla is thinking about going further by giving the user choice menu for the search engines. The major issue with the search box is that the majority of people is simply using it with single search engine, which they have by default i.e Google. Mozilla found only 17 percent of users ever clicked on the selection menu in the search box. Only for the specialized search people go for the other search engines.
Mozilla figured out how to get rid of the problem . Now with the search box, people first choose the engine they want and then search. On the other way, users first search in the unified address bar and then pick the search engine they want to use from the left panel. On the result people start using more search engines oftenly . It seems like a minor conversion, but it has a huge effect in practice.
Rite now, the feature is experimental but it will end up in firefox sooner rather than later. Firefox is going to take a lead by adding something that other browsers don’t have and even better which has never been implemented. This is not available with the Chrome and IE ever.