Removing a WebExtension with active content scripts should show a warning on the pages

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P5
normal
a year ago
6 months ago

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(Reporter: jgruen, Unassigned)

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Description

a year ago
This is kind of an edge case, but if i uninstall a webextension that injects content, that content is not cleared until i reload affected pages. We might improve current behavior in one of the following ways:

1. trigger a prompt indicating that users may need to refresh pages to see cosmetic changes (easy)
2. auto-refresh pages with injected content (medium)
3. ask users if they would like to refresh and then do so based on their response (hard)

Comment 1

a year ago
Removing the content (as described in the title) is almost impossible. However showing a warning is doable if the content script is active and the extension has been removed.
Priority: -- → P5
Summary: When a webExtenison with content scripts is disabled or uninstalled, affected pages should remove injected content → Removing a WebExtension with active content scripts should show a warning on the pages
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Comment 2

a year ago
Yeah that's what I figured. This is an enhancement our QA team has filed on various of the TxP WebExtensions. I don't think it's a priority, but when all the p1 through p4 issues are solved and there's peace on earth...

Updated

6 months ago
Product: Toolkit → WebExtensions
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