Allow webextensions to scroll and navigate history on all pages

UNCONFIRMED
Unassigned

Status

()

Toolkit
WebExtensions: General
P5
enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
26 days ago
6 days ago

People

(Reporter: Colin Caine, Unassigned, Mentored)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug)

unspecified
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox57 wontfix)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

26 days ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
Build ID: 20170921064520

Steps to reproduce:

This is a sub-bug of https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1403295

To make alternative interfaces to firefox more consistent, please allow webextensions to perform these basic actions on all pages (including about:*, AMO, etc.).

This isn't that useful on its own (how would you know when to trigger the actions on restricted pages?), but with the keyboard API it will allow a keyboard-driven interface to work on restricted pages.

# Functions needed because content scripts can't be on restricted pages

 - History navigation (forward/back/reload/home/stop)
 - Scrolling
 - Focus next/previous frame
 - Edit commands (copy/cut/delete/paste/redo/undo/selectall)
(Reporter)

Updated

26 days ago
Blocks: 1403295
Mentor: aswan@mozilla.com
Component: Untriaged → WebExtensions: General
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Version: 58 Branch → unspecified

Updated

25 days ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
status-firefox57: --- → wontfix

Updated

18 days ago
Priority: -- → P5
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