Boxee

Boxee Browser has no way to 'bookmark' or view history if the user exits the app and returns.

Details

  • Type: Improvement
  • Status: Open
  • Priority: Major Major
  • Resolution: Unresolved
  • Affects Version/s: None
  • Fix Version/s: Deferred
  • Component/s: Web Browser
  • Labels:
  • Boxee Build Number:
    1.0.1.16125
  • Operating System:
    Boxee Box
  • Description:
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    So here's the scenario: The user (me) intends to go to a flash site on a regular basis to view a video. This site is not one that has an app or is displayed in the 'shows' section. So, in order to visit this site I have to bring up the boxee browser, type in a long URL (or search), then sign in, then navigate to the particular area, set all my settings again and begin to play it, then press the fullscreen button. In total this takes 5 - 10 minutes. That takes way too long. I can walk over to the TV and plug in the laptop faster than that...which makes playing flash video on the boxee kinda pointless. Which is why I'm calling this a bug!

    Typically on a web browser there is a history or a bookmark system that the user can utilize to save their position. The Boxee Browser lacks this feature. It needs one...badly! Most modern browsers have bookmarks, right?

    I won't attempt to design it for you - but I wanted to explain why this is an important need and why the user scenario is currently broken.
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    So here's the scenario: The user (me) intends to go to a flash site on a regular basis to view a video. This site is not one that has an app or is displayed in the 'shows' section. So, in order to visit this site I have to bring up the boxee browser, type in a long URL (or search), then sign in, then navigate to the particular area, set all my settings again and begin to play it, then press the fullscreen button. In total this takes 5 - 10 minutes. That takes way too long. I can walk over to the TV and plug in the laptop faster than that...which makes playing flash video on the boxee kinda pointless. Which is why I'm calling this a bug! Typically on a web browser there is a history or a bookmark system that the user can utilize to save their position. The Boxee Browser lacks this feature. It needs one...badly! Most modern browsers have bookmarks, right? I won't attempt to design it for you - but I wanted to explain why this is an important need and why the user scenario is currently broken.

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  • Assignee:
    Unassigned
    Reporter:
    Kuma San
  • Votes:
    6
    Watchers:
    3

Dates

  • Created:
    14/Nov/10 11:14 PM
    Updated:
    Thursday 4:03 AM