see screenshot the icon serves no purpose because we allready have the [update now] button. In case a orange/red extension icon is used you won't even notice it. (for red/green colorblind persons this is with gerrn aswell)
Created attachment 197449 [details] screenshot section EM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20050926 Firefox/1.4 ID:2005092609
As you point out, it's somewhat redundant, and might be hard to notice, but how does it hurt? Seems like a nice extra touch to me.
With the trunk checkin of bug 329045 the icon now does have a purpose. When an add-on is not selected the green update icon is displayed and the add-on description text is the add-on's description whereas before it was the has an update text. So, the icon now provides notification that there is additional information available and when the add-on is selected the has an update text is displayed below the add-on's description. resolved -> wontfix
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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