Last Comment Bug 748967 - desktop runtime needs to disable globally installed add-ons
: desktop runtime needs to disable globally installed add-ons
[blocking-webrtdesktop1+] [qa!]
Product: Firefox Graveyard
Classification: Graveyard
Component: Webapp Runtime (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: All All
P1 normal
: Firefox 15
Assigned To: :Gavin Sharp [email:]
: Jason Smith [:jsmith]
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Reported: 2012-04-25 14:21 PDT by Asa Dotzler [:asa]
Modified: 2016-03-21 12:39 PDT (History)
11 users (show)
jsmith: in‑moztrap-
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patch (806 bytes, patch)
2012-05-10 12:05 PDT, :Gavin Sharp [email:]
myk: review+
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Description User image Asa Dotzler [:asa] 2012-04-25 14:21:40 PDT
We will want to disable globally installed add-ons in the web app runtime on desktop. I'm told this is simply a flag so hopefully it's easy to pull off.
Comment 1 User image Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-25 14:46:26 PDT
Note for testing - Need a list of top installed global add-ons when verifying the fix for this.
Comment 2 User image :Gavin Sharp [email:] 2012-05-10 12:05:59 PDT
Created attachment 622838 [details] [diff] [review]

This turns out to be pretty easy.
Comment 3 User image :Gavin Sharp [email:] 2012-05-14 11:55:02 PDT
Comment 4 User image Ed Morley [:emorley] 2012-05-15 06:50:10 PDT
Comment 5 User image Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-05-21 21:39:05 PDT
Justin - Do you have a listing of top add-ons that are typically installed globally? I would like to try a couple of those to verify this bug.
Comment 6 User image :Gavin Sharp [email:] 2012-05-21 21:58:19 PDT
A list of most-commonly-installed add-ons wouldn't be useful, because in order for an add-on to work in web apps it would need to explicitly target the web app runtime (whose app ID is different than Firefox's). I wrote a simple add-on that does so: (it just shows an alert on startup). See for information about how to "globally install" it.

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