June 30, 2024

Finding Inspiration On The Trail

Written by Eleanor McKeown

Finding Inspiration On The Trail

Jun 30, 2024 04:54 PM
How a trip to the UK has inspired work on Horse Browser, and read about the latest features that have arrived at the browser, including notes, projects, areas and an optional title bar
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Hello, Riders!
We’re getting settled back into a routine after taking some vacation time in the UK (all planned with the help of Horse Browser). We’ve been reflecting on our trip and wanted to share a few things that got us inspired along the way. But first, a bit about updates we’ve made since we got back.

Design tweaks for a smoother ride 👨‍🎨

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As well as improving updates on Windows and fixing an iframe-related bug, we’ve set about making some design tweaks that should make Horse Browser a little smoother to use day-to-day:
  • We've added an optional new title bar to give users an extra place to drag the browser window, if they need it. Read this quick explainer about how to switch between a Hidden / Regular Titlebar
  • Downloads now automatically appear at the top of your Download List so you can access new downloads more easily and keep track of their progress. We’ll be making further updates to downloads in due course so stay tuned for those.
  • We’ve added a sound icon to Trails playing Audio
  • Trails can now be dragged into their own descendants so you can keep everything *exactly* where you need it
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All these changes are thanks to the feedback we’ve been receiving from Riders in our Discord community. Big thanks to everyone who’s participating in the discussion over there 🤠

On the Vacation Trail 🐴 🛫

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Our trip to the UK gave us tons of Horse Browser inspo so we put together some of the things that inspired us along the way, from meeting internet friends irl to visiting research spots, like Jodrell Bank and the Bodleian Library. Read the blog post to hear how our vacation gave us fresh motivation.

Horse Browser = “cozyweb” 🫶

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We recently came across two user reviews - by Beth McClelland and Réka Writes - that give deep dives on what it’s like to use Horse Browser as your online research companion. Both Réka and Beth’s reviews really capture what we’ve been hoping to build with Horse. What better description can there be than ‘cozyweb’? Read our blog post to see how these reviews chime with our own thinking about Horse Browser.

In case you missed it ✍️

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In case you missed it, we’ve been busy building lots of new features: from configurable keyboard shortcuts for power users; to Areas, Projects and Notes to help you organise your research; and our new in-built Password Manager, named Saddlepack.
So, ‘til next time…. When we’ll be back with all the latest!
Yours in code and kindling,
Elly and Pascal
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Sencha Tea

Sencha (煎茶) is a type of Japanese ryokucha (緑茶, green tea) which is prepared by infusing the processed whole tea leaves in hot water. This is as opposed to matcha (抹茶), powdered Japanese green tea, where the green tea powder is mixed with hot water and therefore the leaf itself is included in the beverage. Sencha is the most popular tea in Japan. It represents about 80 percent of the tea produced in Japan.

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