This is very annoying when surfing using solely tabs, since you'd be stuck waiting for the plugin finder to install something (in my case Java, which took a while) where you'd really like not to be stuck there.
I had to spawn a new window in order to do any browsing while Flash was downloading. Why is this dialog modal?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
The reason was to simplify coding, since this was a last minute thing. I accept patches :)
Bug 836415 has now removed the Plugin Finder Service (PFS) from Firefox. As a result, I'm closing all the remaining PFS bugs. If you're getting this bugmail for an ancient PFS bug, the basic summary of the world today is: * NPAPI plugins are a dying technology * PFS was already restricted to assisting with only the 4 most common plugins * Sites commonly provide their own UI for install a required plugin * Mozilla is generally focusing on improving the web platform so that proprietary plugins are not required. (Note that "plugins" are a completely separate from "browser extensions", such at those found on addons.mozilla.org. The latter are not going anywhere, and are not impacted by the removal of PFS.)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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