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

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 252830

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minor
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 252830
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: matteo.abrate, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
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
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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