Open Bug 1661935 Opened 1 year ago Updated 1 month ago

Snap: cannot install/manage extensions from extensions.gnome.org

Categories

(Core :: Widget: Gtk, defect)

80 Branch
defect

Tracking

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UNCONFIRMED

People

(Reporter: eduardo.rojasr, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

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 "extensions.gnome.org" 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 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/1741074

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: https://github.com/flatpak/xdg-desktop-portal/issues/655.

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