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run plugincheck after update or first install

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Firefox
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enhancement
RESOLVED INVALID
8 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Black_Ps`, Unassigned)

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.4) Gecko/20091016 Firefox/3.5.4 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.4) Gecko/20091016 Firefox/3.5.4 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

After first install of firefox or update to run http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ , but this page can't detect all plugins,or it's not finished? it has problems detecting see pic. I think here i`m reporting 1 problem and 1 feature sorry.

Reproducible: Always
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Comment 1

8 years ago
Created attachment 409448 [details]
What i mean.
This plugins can not be checked because they don't provide a version number as you can see on your screenshot.
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Comment 3

8 years ago
Yes but what is the problem as i have them installed,the same problem in new/fresh profile,can't tell me what version i`m using.
The plugins itself don't have a version number, a new profile will of course change nothing. I get the same result with the same plugins.
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Comment 5

8 years ago
Ok i got it,but what about run this page when the user install mozilla for first time or after and firefox update to show this page so the user can update this plugins and be safe this will be very nice.

Comment 6

8 years ago
Why are Plugins not updated automatically without any user interaction !?
Like Firefox itself. And its Add-On's. And its Searchplugins !?
Wouldn't it be just one more setting in FF's preferences (i. e. just one more box to check in FF's Update Section; just call it "Plugins") ?
I can't understand why Plugins have been omitted from automatic updates.

I was just made aware that I have to update plugins manually while opening another bug - concerning something different - however then I was asked if I have already updated my plugins. And didn't know at all that I have to do this manually ! It was shocking for me ! After updating the Plugins I saw that some were obsolete and marked as "vulnerable" :-(
>Why are Plugins not updated automatically without any user interaction
Because Plugins and their installers are not under Mozilla's control ?

Comment 8

8 years ago
Okay, I see.
I was thinking of a Mozilla site that also provides a copy of the latest plugin-versions, from which an update could take place.
But okay, sounds a little bit too difficult. I agree.

But maybe the Plugin-Check could really be done automatically?
With some hint to the user that there are obsolete plugins installed (e. g. a warning popup or something like this) ?

I am afraid that many (most?) users don't know that they have to check for updates manually.
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Updated

8 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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