Open Bug 1560834 Opened 1 year ago Updated 2 days ago

[about:addons] Install Updates button missing from Available Updates when automatic updates disabled


(Toolkit :: Add-ons Manager, defect, P3)

68 Branch



Tracking Status
firefox-esr60 --- unaffected
firefox-esr68 --- fix-optional
firefox67 --- unaffected
firefox67.0.1 --- unaffected
firefox68 --- wontfix
firefox69 --- fix-optional
firefox70 --- fix-optional


(Reporter: ke5trel, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug, Regression)


(Keywords: regression)


(1 file)


  1. Disable Update Add-ons Automatically.
  2. Have older versions of extensions installed.
  3. Check for Updates.
  4. Click on Available Updates category.

The Install Updates button that allowed all listed updates to be installed at the click of a button is no longer available in the new HTML about:addons. Now the user has to update each extension manually by opening each menu and clicking Update. This may be a very tedious and time consuming process for users with many addons.

Duplicate of this bug: 1560170
Duplicate of this bug: 1561050
Flags: needinfo?(rob)
Flags: needinfo?(mstriemer)

(fixing up dependencies, I'll let Mark triage this bug).

The add-on card does not support a checkbox UI. So there is no straightforward way for the user to selectively include/exclude an add-on in the update list.

Blocks: 1525169
No longer blocks: 1533795
Flags: needinfo?(rob)
Regressed by: 1535430

Wontfix? Installing updates manually is quite cumbersome now.

I disabled automatic updates due to frequent regressions and breakages of several addons: it'd rather check and review manually the changes before installing each update.

Please reconsider.

Wontfix? Installing updates manually is quite cumbersome now.

Wontfix for Firefox 68 doesn't mean that it won't be fixed in Firefox 69 (or later). Firefox 68 will be released in five days and the first RC is already built. No patch is written yet and it has to be tested, so it's not really possible to fix it in time for Firefox 68. I don't think that this issue severe enough to justify a delay of Firefox 68 - especially since updating add-ons is still possible, it's "only" an annoyance.

In the meantime, you can disable the new addons page by toggling the following preference in about:config


Priority: -- → P3

Happy to take a patch for 70 or beyond.
Since we are getting close to the end of the 69 beta cycle and this is set to P3, I'm marking it fix-optional for 69 and 70 to remove it from weekly triage.

Flags: needinfo?(mstriemer)
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