Open Bug 1661935 Opened 1 year ago Updated 1 month ago

Snap: cannot install/manage extensions from


(Core :: Widget: Gtk, defect)

80 Branch





(Reporter: eduardo.rojasr, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:80.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/80.0

Steps to reproduce:

Steps to reproduce:

Use the Firefox Snap build from Ubuntu Snap Store (Ubuntu software).

Install "chrome-gnome-shell" package.

Install Firefox GNOME Shell integration.

Go to "" and choose any extension.

Actual results:

Actual results:

An error report shows that says the native host connector cannot be detected.

There is no option to install the GNOME extension.

Expected results:

Expected results:

I should be able to install the chosen GNOME extension directly from the website and manage it afterwards.

The behavior is correct on the current RPM/DEB builds.

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Component: Untriaged → Widget: Gtk
Product: Firefox → Core

This bug is also being tracked at

Ubuntu 21.10 ships the snap version of Firefox by default, (instead of the APT version), so we can expect more users to experience this bug.

Flatpak counterpart: bug 1621763.

See Also: → 1621763

S2 (Serious) Major functionality/product severely impaired and a satisfactory workaround does not exist

Severity: -- → S2

Proposal for a new NativeMessaging portal to address this issue:

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