Feature propose: Add some extensions to default installation




2 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: scott, Unassigned, NeedInfo)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [WONTFIX?])



2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:41.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/41.0
Build ID: 20150917150946

Steps to reproduce:

Installed Firefox

Actual results:

No addons were installed

Expected results:

Firefox should come with the following addons (with their respective rationale):

HTTPS Everywhere - obvious security gains

uBlock Origin - allow users, not advertising agencies or criminal hackers, to control the user's browser

RequestPolicy - allows users to distrust cross-site requests

NoScript - allows users to opt-in to receiving Javascript

Comment 1

2 years ago
Alternatively: Implementing analogous features as part of the Firefox core that doesn't require the addition of third-party add-ons would be even better. Sort of how Firefox has had a popup blocker for ages?
Severity: normal → major


2 years ago
Severity: major → enhancement
Component: Untriaged → Add-ons Manager
OS: Unspecified → All
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Hardware: Unspecified → All
Whiteboard: [WONTFIX?]
This is a Firefox product decision, probably a wontfix but up to dcamp or someone to make
Component: Add-ons Manager → General
Flags: needinfo?(dcamp)
Product: Toolkit → Firefox

Comment 3

2 years ago
HTTPS Everywhere can be replaced by solid HSTS + preloading.

Features offered by, e.g. NoScript and RequestPolicy ought to be a core feature. Feel free to reinvent the wheel here, I just think users should have more power over what third parties can do to their browser (and, consequently, their computer).

Something /like/ uBlock Origin ought to be bundled with Firefox, even if it's not that particular addon.


2 years ago
Summary: Feature Request: Default Extensions → Feature propose: Add some extensions to default installation
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