Bo Yang’s Advanced Microsummary Builder

This summer Bo Yang, a student at NanKai University in Tianjin, China, worked on a microsummary builder extension.  His goal was to make it easy for regular users to create custom live titles for pages while experimenting with some additional features for power users.

He’s recently uploaded the extension to, and I’ve created a screencast showing it in action.  Check out the screencast, then try out the extension (Firefox 3 pre-releases or nightly builds only).

Don’t forget to file any bugs you find, and let Bo know (in comments on this blog post or by emailing him directly) what kinds of pages you’re summarizing and how the extension works for you.

(For example, I used it to create a live title of’s World Clock page showing the approximate time in Bo’s time zone so I knew when I could expect to see him online.)


Myk Melez

Myk is a Principal Software Architect and in-house entrepreneur at Mozilla. A Mozillian since 1999, he's contributed to the Web App Developer Initiative, PluotSorbet, Open Web Apps, Firefox OS Simulator, Jetpack, Raindrop, Snowl, Personas, Firefox, Thunderbird, and Bugzilla. He's just a cook. He's all out of bubblegum.


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  1. Thank you for your introduction for the extension. And I should say there are many points where I can improve the extension. I will continue to work on it for a more powerful, user-friendly extension. If anyone find any bug, please help to report it. Thanks!

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