Friday, August 12, 2011
Mozilla Brings The Sign In Button To The Browser Level
If you're on a website that uses accounts, the sign in button can be anywhere. Sure, there are some common best practices, but I can think of dozens of sites that put them all over the place. Mozilla is looking to fix that, by bringing the sign in to the browser level. A new experimental extension that Mozilla has released for Firefox does exactly this. When it's installed, you'll see a new "Sign In" button just to the left of the URL box. Clicking this, pops open a window that prompts you for a username and password for the site you're on. It then shows you when you're signed into a site, and gives you one-click ability to sign out. Easy. Simple. Nice.