User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040911 Firefox/0.10 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040911 Firefox/0.10 In EM/TM, there is normally only one item is selected. Up until today I was wondering why it is so, and why I can't select multiple items to check for updates. It took a mozillazine post and Asa's reply to enlighten me that to check for updates for all items, I need to _unselect_ all items. It will be more intuitive to have multiple selections enabled as well. Selecting multiple items would allow new functionality as well - to check for updates for any desired combination of extensions/themes at once. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Hold ctrl and click on different extensions/themes. Actual Results: Any selection disappears. Expected Results: Clicked extensions/themes stay selected, and Update button is enabled.
Yes, selecting multiple items is needed. To us the users, it seems as if by default it will not update any, as though they are listed they are not selected. So I tried to select them all, but could only select one, and it only checked one. I thought you had to go through all the process again, for every single extension... definetly the current system is not user intuitive. Have all selected by default, and allow us to select them all.
A button to check all extensions/themes for updates might be a good alternate solution. This would prevent possibly causing a problem for the options button with multiple extensions selected. However, allowing multiple items to be selected allows the possibility to uninstall more than one extension at a time. Either way, it needs to be more clear how to check for updates to all installed extensions/themes.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
You can do a full check from Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Software Update [Check Now] but that's fairly burried. I think we do want multiple selection. Advanced users (the ones that will be mucking around in the EM) will expect this behavior and lacking it in no way makes "select none is the same select all" obvious. Ben's the man on these kinds of issues, so I hope he'll chime in soon.
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0? → blocking-aviary1.0+
Not a "blocker"
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0+ → blocking-aviary1.0-
This would be also be useful for disabling or uninstalling multiple extensions at once. I'm taking the liberty of morphing this bug to be more general. Makes sense to me, bug if anybody thinks it's inappropriate, I'll change it back.
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Enable multiple extensions/themes selection for Update checking → Enable multiple extensions/themes selection (for Update checking, disabling or uninstalling)
*** Bug 263094 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
14 years ago
Depends on: 298371
14 years ago
No longer blocks: 265154
13 years ago
Assignee: bugs → nobody
QA Contact: bugs → extension.manager
This is no longer an issue, the find updates button checks for updates on all themes/extensions Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20060805 Firefox/188.8.131.52
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
(In reply to comment #7) > This is no longer an issue, the find updates button checks for updates on all > themes/extensions Multiple selection is useful for many other things besides finding updates. Please read the summary and the comments. Reopening.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
Hooray, blocking bug 298371 has been fixed :-)
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