Open Bug 1411756 Opened 2 years ago Updated 5 months ago

Allow webextensions to open/enable Firefox UI elements (open file/bookmarks library/searchbar)


(WebExtensions :: General, enhancement, P5)



(firefox57 wontfix)

Tracking Status
firefox57 --- wontfix


(Reporter: cmcaine, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


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 1403295

To support keyboard-driven and other custom UIs for firefox, webextensions should be able to trigger firefox UI elements.

# UI elements to open:

 - searchbar/quickfind/quickfind links only (last one missing from find API for some reason?)
 - history sidebar/library window/clear recent history dialog
 - bookmark this page
 - bookmark sidebar/library
 - devtools panes
 - open file/save page dialogs

add-ons can already open their own browserActions, sidebars and soon dev-tools panels, so this can hopefully use the same or similar mechanisms.
Flags: needinfo?(aswan)
Blocks: 1403295
Severity: normal → enhancement
Priority: -- → P5
Product: Toolkit → WebExtensions

This needinfo was probably from an email or irc discussion, but I don't remember the context.
Please follow up with :Fallen if there's something to do here.

Flags: needinfo?(andrew.swan)
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