Detect and ask to remove unused add-ons




9 years ago
7 months ago


(Reporter: ogirtd, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; he-IL; rv: Gecko/20100715 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.7
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As of today, many users come to a situation when they have installed many extensions (50-60 or even more?). Some of them were installed automatically by 3rd party programs, some might be are no longer maintained, some are irrelevant no more (integrated into the program), etc.
This mass of extension hurt in performance, especially when the program needs to check for updates for all the installed extensions.

What I suggest is that each extension will somehow indicate the add-ons manager every time it is active (as in "doing what is should", not as "compatible to the program"), and once in a while (every X months? every new release?) the add-ons manager should check for unused extensions, and offer the user the option to uninstall each of these unused extensions.

Reproducible: Always
Dave, are you aware of an already existing bug about such an RFE? Confirming for now.
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

8 years ago
Any thoughts on this? I think this would be a great enhancement to the browser, and could help many users who suffer from cold start slowdown due to many extensions.
tracking-firefox5: --- → ?
It's nothing we would have time for Firefox 5 or even 6. Lets get feedback from drivers and UX first.
tracking-firefox5: ? → ---

Comment 4

4 years ago
Sorry for the bug spam, but 4.5 years later: Any input from UX team? Any way this can get some sort of priority?

Comment 5

7 months ago
Per policy at If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Last Resolved: 7 months ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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