document where extensions "are likely to show up" in the UI

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
12 years ago
10 years ago

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.6) Gecko/20060728 Firefox/1.5.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.6) Gecko/20060728 Firefox/1.5.0.6

Getting, installing, uninstalling and updating are covered. There is nothing on how to find the darn things after you've installed them. It would help to know where they're likely to show up, about using "customize" to install toolbar buttons, etc. There is nothing along these lines in the FAQ, and usually not much at the "homepage" for the extension either.

Reproducible: Always




I have already documented the use of extensions at my website. [http://cybercoyote.org/software/extensions.shtml#secret]
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Updated

12 years ago
Summary: No content in built-in help documentation on how to actually use extensions. → Built-in help documentation on extensions is incomplete.

Updated

12 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All

Updated

12 years ago
Summary: Built-in help documentation on extensions is incomplete. → document where extensions "are likely to show up" in the UI

Comment 1

10 years ago
Moving to sumo.
Component: Help Documentation → Knowledge Base Articles
Product: Firefox → Sumo
QA Contact: help.documentation → kb-articles

Comment 2

10 years ago
I'm leaning toward WONTFIXing this one. It's getting into Add-ons user-support territory; and it's incredibly vague.

Comment 3

10 years ago
Virtually all extensions are unique, so explaining how you customize them are not very straightforward. People who install an extension should look for documentation on how to use it at the place they installed the extension from.

That said, we could add a section in http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Customizing+your+Firefox+with+add-ons about the fact that you can (usually) right-click an extension in the list and select Options to change settings.

Comment 4

10 years ago
this seems fixed to me.

Comment 5

10 years ago
myles7897 is right. The "Extension optionspreferences" section of <http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Customizing+your+Firefox+with+add-ons> has always been there.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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