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Gmail arrow, what is that?

Look at this Arrow in the inbox

Every time I log into Gmail, the first thing I see is this:

And specifically, this thing:

Gmail Arrow of Mystery Detail

What is it? What is it pointing to? What does it mean? Clicking on it does nothing. Not even a tooltip explaining what it is. I don’t have much to say about it because to this day I don’t know what it is. And by the way, I know is has to do something, my point is that it’s not easy to figure out what.

FireFox 3 – New Features

Firefox 3 is going to provide a wide range of improvements to performance, stability, and security, and it’s also going to present several new user facing features. Here is a quick recap of design work that’s been going on in the Mozilla community over the past few weeks for Firefox 3, along with information about how you can help contribute, by providing feedback on these designs, or creating your own UI mockups.

In case you are wondering how Mozilla decides on which features to include in Firefox, we believe in “Delivering the right set of features – not too many or too few. (The goal is to create a useful browser, not a minimal browser.)” We are only interested in adding features that are universally useful, and have no impact on performance. For previous releases of Firefox we added features like RSS detection, spell checking and session restore. Here are some of the user facing features we are considering for Firefox 3.
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