Boot level for extensions

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Toolkit
Add-ons Manager
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
10 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: comperr, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.9.0 Branch
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.6) Gecko/20070725 Firefox/2.0.0.6
Build Identifier: N/A

It would be useful if Firefox could start Firefox with a "boot level".  You would assign a "level" to each add-on and the add-ons would only be started at or above that level.  This is similar to profiles except that cookies, preferences, bookmarks, history and such would remain the same.  
Sometimes I want to use a collection of experimental add-ons and other times I just want the basic set, but I don't want to reinstall all of my add-ons and I would like the rest of the profile to remain the same

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
enchantment

Updated

10 years ago
Component: Extension Compatibility → Add-ons Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: extension.compatibility → extension.manager
Version: unspecified → 1.9.0 Branch
This is something that really is for a very small class of the users, and I think that each will have their different ideas about how it would work making it hard to turn this into a simple usable feature. I don't think we'd want to do this anytime soon, I'm not sure we'd ever want to include such a feature given the amount of work and additional testing it would include, but going to hold it open for now.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Not going to take something like this I think. bug 381525 would be as far as we would go I think.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Target Milestone: Future → ---
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