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Firefox 4 Beta Interface - Version 2: Aggregated Data Samples

Study Description

  • Test name: Firefox 4 Beta Interface – Version 2.
  • Test duration: 7 days
  • Test type: Global
  • Firefox versions covered: Firefox 4 Beta
  • Data submission: 671,043 test sets submitted during September 2010.

Data Samples

Anyone is welcome to download and use the aggregated data files below.

FilenameDownload SizeNum. of TablesNum. of UsersDescription
interface_large.db.gz2.2 GB3About 160,000 total; about 76,000 with event dataGzipped SQL dump of all three tables
interface_large.tar.gz234 MB3About 160,000 total; about 76,000 with event dataGzipped Tar archive of three CSV files, one for each table
interface_small.tar.gz6.8 MB3About 160,000 total; 1800 w/event dataGzipped Tar archive of three CSV files, one for each table

All of this data has been collected and is being shared under the terms of the Test Pilot Privacy Policy from Mozilla Labs. We license this data for use by anyone under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.. This license allows derived works as well as commercial use, as long as you give attribution for the source of the data.

There is no personally-identifiable information, and no URLs, contained in this data set.

How to read the data

There are two ways to work with this data sample: you can download the SQLite database, which consists of 3 tables, or if you are more comfortable working with .csv's, you can download the interface_large.tar.gz file, which contains the same 3 tables as separate .csv's. See below for a description of the tables and their columns.

Table Name: 'users'

Main table of users and the metadata associated with each user. Note: 'user_id' is consistent over all tables - tables can by merged by/on 'user_id'

Column Name Explanation
user_idAll rows that have the same user number came from the same submission. Each submission is assumed to be a different user, but there are various ways that a single user could make multiple submissions (e.g. multiple computers, multiple Firefox profiles, etc.) These user numbers have no meaning or correlation to anything outside of the aggregated data file in which they appear. Their order has been randomized, so the numbers do not correspond to the order in which submissions were received.
locationNot used
fx_versionFirefox Version
osOS Version
versionTest Pilot Extension version
survey_answersNot used
number_extensionsNumber of installed add-ons/extensions

Table name: 'events'

Main table of users and their UI interactions. Each row in the events table is a single UI interaction. Note: This table contains only Windows 7 and Windows Vista users to avoid the complexities of the cross-platform UI differences and because the major Firefox 4 UI changes were on these operating systems.

Column Name Explanation
user_idSee 'users' table
timestampThe time at which the event occurred, given in milliseconds since epoch.
categoryCategory of UI element; see below for a complete list of tracked UI elements.
itemUI element; see below for a complete list of tracked UI elements.

Table name: 'survey'

Table of users and associated Beta Background Survey answers. For each row, the first column is 'user_id' and each of the following 14 columns represent the 14 survey questions. Answer choices are coded to integers, so for a given question, '0' represents the first answer choice, '1' corresponds to the second answer choice, and so on. On some questions, users were allowed to check more than one answer. If they did so, the column will contain the numbers of all checked answers, delimited with pipe ("|") characters. Note that because the survey was optional, the table does not include all users.

Survey Question Answer 0 Answer 1 Answer 2 Answer 3 Answer 4 Answer 5 Answer 6 Answer 7 Answer 8 Answer 9 Answer 10
How long have you used Firefox?Less than 3 months3 to 6 months6 months to a year1 to 2 years2 to 3 years3 to 5 yearsMore than 5 years
Do you use more than one browser in your daily life?No. I only use Firefox.Yes, I use other browsers besides Firefox.
If you use other browsers besides Firefox, what are they?ChromeSafariOperaInternet Explorer (all versions)
If you use multiple browsers, what do you consider to be your primary browser?I don't use other browsers, only use FirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariOperaInternet Explorer (all versions)
What is your gender?MaleFemale
How old are you?Under 1818-2526-3536-4546-55Older than 55
How much time do you spend on the Web each day?Less than 1 hour1-2 hours2-4 hours4-6 hours6-8 hours8-10 hoursMore than 10 hours
How would you describe your computer/web skill level?(Scale 1-10)
Where do you usually access the Internet?HomeWorkSchoolMobile
What smartphone device are you currently using?Apple iPhoneGoogle Android (ex: Droid, HTC Hero)Microsoft Windows Mobile (ex: HTC Imagio, Samsung Omnia)Nokia Maemo ( ex: N900, N810)Nokia Symbian (ex: N97, E71)Palm (ex: Pre, Treo)RIM BlackberryI don't use a smartphone.
What are the main reason you use the Web?Work: coding relatedWork: non-coding relatedSchoolPersonal life assistanceCommunicationSocializingEntertainment
What are your most frequently visited websites?Search enginesVideo sitesNews sitesSocial networking sitesBrowser based gamesShoppingPaying bills and online bankingFile download sitesWebmailForumsAdult pagesGambling and online bettingOnline word processing: Google Docs, Spreadsheets
How do you find out about the latest computer and technology news?Online news sources: Google News, CNN,etc.Online blogs: tech blogs, news blogs, etc.Offline news sources: printed newspapers, magazines,etc.Someone you know: a coworker, friend or family member,etc.AdvertisementsSocial media: Facebook, Twitter, Ning, etc.
How would you describe yourself as a web user?(Free entry)

Filtered Extensions

The following extensions are known to cause major changes to the behavior of Firefox menus. Data submissions from users who had one of these extensions installed have been filtered out of the data sets provided on this page, to ensure that the data sets are as representative as possible of default Firefox behavior:
  • TinyMenu
  • Menu Editor
  • Compact Menu
  • More Tools Menu
  • Extended Copy Menu
  • Personal Menu

Complete list of tracked UI elements

CategoryItemAdditional Information
customizationtabs on topRecords setting of user preference on every Firefox startup/restart
customizationtabs on bottomRecords setting of user preference on every Firefox startup/restart
customizationmenu bar hiddenRecords setting of user preference on every Firefox startup/restart
customizationmenu bar shownRecords setting of user preference on every Firefox startup/restart
customizationbookmark bar hiddenRecords setting of user preference on every Firefox startup/restart
customizationbookmark bar shownRecords setting of user preference on every Firefox startup/restart
customizationstatus bar hiddenRecords setting of user preference on every Firefox startup/restart
customizationstatus bar shownRecords setting of user preference on every Firefox startup/restart
combined menufirefox button
combined menunew tab
combined menunew tab sub
combined menunew window
combined menuopen file
combined menucut
combined menupaste
combined menucopy
combined menustart private browsing
combined menusave page
combined menusend link
combined menuprint
combined menuprint sub
combined menupage setup
combined menuprint preview
combined menufind
combined menuweb developer
combined menuweb console
combined menuinspect
combined menuview page source
combined menuwork offline
combined menufull screen
combined menubookmarks
combined menushow all bookmarks
combined menubookmark this page
combined menuuser bookbark item
combined menusubscribe to this page
combined menuhistory
combined menuclear recent history
combined menushow all history
combined menuuser history item
combined menurecently closed tabs item
combined menurestore all tabs
combined menurecently closed windows item
combined menurecently closed tabs
combined menurestore all windows
combined menurecently closed windows
combined menutoolbar layout
combined menuhelp sub
combined menuexit
combined menudownloads
combined menuadd-ons
combined menuoptions
combined menuoptions sub
combined menutoggle menu bar
combined menutoggle nagivation toolbar
combined menutoggle bookmarks toolbar
combined menutoggle status bar
combined menutoggle tabs on top
combined menuhelp
combined menugetting started
combined menuabout firefox
navigation toolbarback
navigation toolbarforward
navigation toolbaropen recent history drop down menu
navigation toolbarreload
navigation toolbarstop
navigation toolbarhome
navigation toolbarrss feed
navigation toolbarbookmark star
context menutoolbar layout
tab barscroll left
tab barscroll right
tab barnew tab button
tab baropen drop down menu
tab barpick from drop down menu
search bardrop down menu
search bardrop down menu
search barsearch by enter key
search barsearch by go button
search barsame search same engine
search barsame search different engine
site id buttonnone
site id buttonssl
site id buttonev
url bargo to url by enter key
url bargo to url by go button
url barsearch by enter key
url barsearch by go button
url baropen most frequently used drop down menu
site id buttonmore info
feedback buttonfeedback button
feedback buttonhappy
feedback buttonsad
feedback buttonshow all studies
bookmarks buttonbookmarks button
bookmarks buttonbookmark all tabs
bookmarks buttonshow all bookmarks
bookmarks buttontoggle bookmarks toolbar
bookmarks buttontoggle bookmarks sidebar
bookmarks buttonuser bookmark item
vertical scrollbarscroll down
vertical scrollbarscroll up
horizontal scroll barscroll right
horizontal scroll barscroll left
vertical scrollbarslider track and drag
horizontal scroll barslider track and drag
panormapanorama button
keyboard shortcutbackalt + left arrow
keyboard shortcutbookmark all tabsctrl + shift + D
keyboard shortcutbookmark this pagectrl + D
keyboard shortcutclear recent historyctrl + shift + del
keyboard shortcutclose tabctrl + w
keyboard shortcutclose windowctrl + shift + w
keyboard shortcutdownloadsctrl + J
keyboard shortcutfindctrl + f
keyboard shortcutfind againctrl + g
keyboard shortcutforwardalt + right arrow
keyboard shortcutfull screenF11
keyboard shortcuthomealt + home
keyboard shortcutnew tabctrl + T
keyboard shortcutnew windowctrl + N
keyboard shortcutopen filectrl + O
keyboard shortcutprintctrl + p
keyboard shortcutreloadctrl + R
keyboard shortcutsave page ctrl + S
keyboard shortcutselect location baralt + D
keyboard shortcutselect location barctrl + L
keyboard shortcutstart private browsingctrl + shift + P
keyboard shortcutundo close tabctrl + shift + T
keyboard shortcutundo close windowctrl + shift + N
keyboard shortcutview page sourcectrl + u
keyboard shortcutweb searchctrl + k
keyboard shortcutweb searchctrl + e
keyboard shortcutZoom Inctrl + +
keyboard shortcutZoom Outctrl + -
keyboard shortcutZoom Resetctrl + 0

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