Feature request: add "show old add-ons" checkbox to add-on list page

RESOLVED FIXED

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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
10 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: davemgarrett, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
Currently, next to the sort-by buttons we have a checkbox to allow experimental add-ons to be shown/hidden.  I'm requesting we add another checkbox here to show/hide old (i.e. incompatible with current version) add-ons.  Once Firefox 3 is fully released, we shouldn't be cluttering these lists up with extensions that haven't been updated to be compatible.

I specifically think it should be for "old" not all "incompatible", so as to not hide up-to-date extensions that just don't work on the current system.  (i.e. I would like to know IE Tab exists, even if I'm on Linux and can't install it)

Like the "experimental" checkbox, I think this should be off by default, thus not bothering to show all these never-updated extensions unless the users chooses to do so.  We could end up with a problem if too many people learn how to override compatibility checking to install these things and screw up their systems.  Requiring user action to see them seems like the simplest way to minimize this, in addition to reducing clutter when searching for add-ons.
I think this is fixed by the advanced search, as users can very precisely define now what they want add-ons they'd like to see.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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Updated

3 years ago
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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