Confusing "Enable" button when extensions.checkCompatibility is false

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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defect
RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: jruderman, Unassigned)

Tracking

({polish})

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Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

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(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [Triaged 9/2/12])

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Description

12 years ago
With extensions.checkCompatibility set to |false|, the addons window has a yellow bar at the top:

"Add-on compatibility checking is disabled. You may have incompatibility add-ons. [[Enable]]"

It's easy to think that the "Enable" button refers to enabling extensions rather than enabling compatibility checking.  (It's far away from the text, and it's the same button label used elsewhere to mean enabling extensions.)  This tripped up my brother a few minutes ago.

Possible fixes:
A) Change the button label to "Turn on checking".
B) Change the button label to "Disable incompatible add-ons".
C) Get rid of the button.

Also, maybe "You may have incompatible add-ons" should be changed to "Possibly incompatible extensions have been marked".

The current UI came from bug 330895.
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Reporter

Updated

9 years ago
Keywords: polish
Still an issue with the new Add-ons Manager, which re-used that string.
Whiteboard: [Triaged 9/2/12]
extensions.checkCompatibility is not a pref available in about:config in 59. Closing this bug as not applicable to the world of Webextensions. Please reopen if you disagree.

Thanks!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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