I would like the browser to record surfing actions and them allow to play them back. That would ease certain things and definitively one more killer feature for the browser. Type of actions possible: - auto-login on sites where I have an account. The action would record which account was selected. - auto-downloading of a file, maybe selecting the mirror, accepting the license (something really cool would be to check if the license has changed, but that's a different issue) - ...? I foresee that this could be comletely outside the browser, made as extension which could record any kind of action. Could be used for example to modify a preference in about:config automatically, etc... A standalone version of the tool would finally also be used to test the mozilla tools, as a GUI test tool. Other remarks: - Maybe some server side info is required for some actions, and maybe a W3C spec is required? - Could this be a security problem?
maybe an extension. There are external apps that do this, and you can also use bookmarklets (i.e. http://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/) to automate tasks). but this is not a killer feature for most users, its an advanced feature that doesn't really add anything other than automation.
Automation is a tough nut to crack, and it'd be very hard to make it multiplatform. A really powerful macro manager would need to be developed for it to be truly useful. I suggest you look at KeyText from http://mjmsoft.com/ for what I consider to be the only option on Windows. Anything more complex, e.g. scripts, would be written by those who already know how to do it, I assume.