Closed Bug 311931 Opened 14 years ago Closed 14 years ago

installation of an extension from an untrusted site should be allowed without inserting source in trusted sites list

Categories

(Firefox :: General, defect, minor)

x86
All
defect
Not set
minor

Tracking

()

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 252830

People

(Reporter: matteo.abrate, Unassigned)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20051006 Firefox/1.4.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20051006 Firefox/1.4.1

When firefox blocks an extension installation and the user clicks 'edit options'
the only way to proceed with installation is to add the source to the trusted
sites list. I think that this should be similar to popup blocking, that lets the
user show a popup window without adding the site to the trusted sites list. It
sounds like a solution that could compromise security, but the current behaviour
drives the medium user to permanently add a source to the list everytime he/she
wants to install an extension.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install an extension from an untrusted site;
2. Click 'edit options'.

Actual Results:  
Firefox shows the trusted sites list, asking if the source must be added (by
showing the misleading 'allow' button).

Expected Results:  
Firefox should behave as it does when blocks pop-ups. It should show a list of
options like this:
1. Allow installation only for this time
2. Change trusted sources list
Severity: minor → enhancement

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 252830 ***
Severity: enhancement → minor
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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