Restart with add-ons disabled should have an option to disable all add-ons & plugins in one click & start in normal mode[Redesign safe mode dialog with another(3rd) option like FF10-13]

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
6 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: Willy_ Foo_Foo, Unassigned)

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47 Branch
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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:4.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0
Build ID: 20120614114901

Steps to reproduce:

clicked restart with add-ons disabled



Actual results:

Got two options
1) start in safe mode
2) reset profile


Expected results:

like in FF13 & earlier there should be an option like

3) disable all Add-ons & plugin's and start in normal mode

Resetting does not help sometimes (say just want to reset tool-bars or
bookmarks & nothing else with minimal fuss & surely that the user will not mess
up!)


> * Disable all add-ons
> ** Start in safe mode (disables extensions) and then disable the plugins
> from the add-ons manager
when using approx 20+ extensions & plugins, when we find some problem we just
disable all addons in a go(try disabling even 10 extension one by one you will
see)
& then one by one check each addon to find the problem(leaks or bugs/website
problem)


> * Reset toolbars and controls
> ** Delete localstore.rdf from the profile

As a Power  user ok but What about the general people/non-power users?(adds
unnecessary extra steps plus a risk)
plus while helping them creates extra steps(say when simply restarting &
resetting search-box does the trick without any sort of risk)


> * Delete all bookmarks except for backups
> ** set browser.bookmarks.restore_default_bookmarks to true (before start-up
> or from about:config then restart)
> * Reset all user preferences
> ** Delete prefs.js (and the "preferences" directory if it exists) from the
> profile
> * Restore default search engines
> ** Delete search* from the profile
>

Same As ABOVE!

> If there was an option which commonly solved users' problems and is better
> than resetting Firefox then we can consider a way to address that.  Could
> you file bugs (blocking this one) which you have strong arguments for?


These are the options which commonly solved users' problems and is better than
resetting Firefox , just add a button to keep the old way too by keeping the
old code( & add a 3rd button) to start the old box(many people find it easy)

(instead of going to the profile & deleting stuff as it is not easy for the casual/home user)
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Updated

6 years ago
Severity: normal → major
Component: Untriaged → Preferences
OS: Windows 7 → All
Priority: -- → P1
Hardware: x86_64 → All
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Updated

6 years ago
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Updated

6 years ago
Summary: restart with add-ons disabled should have an option to disable all add-ons & plugins in one click → Restart with add-ons disabled should have an option to disable all add-ons & plugins in one click & start in normal mode[Redesign safe mode dialog with another option like FF10-13]
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Updated

6 years ago
Summary: Restart with add-ons disabled should have an option to disable all add-ons & plugins in one click & start in normal mode[Redesign safe mode dialog with another option like FF10-13] → Restart with add-ons disabled should have an option to disable all add-ons & plugins in one click & start in normal mode[Redesign safe mode dialog with another(3rd) option like FF10-13]

Comment 1

6 years ago
Don't play with the priority field and don't add dependency links to various bugs (especially if they have nothing to do with this one). It won't get this bug fixed faster, you're just annoying people.

The 'paper-cut' bugs are a list of bugs that annoy a lot of people, and are good list of bugs to improve the general product. They're chosen by the mozilla developers, you shouldn't add random bugs to the list (especially if your the only one who has commented on it). See bug comment 0.
No longer blocks: 561125, 565510, 565512, 565513, 565517, 599835, 656849, 732303
Severity: major → normal
Priority: P1 → --
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Comment 2

6 years ago
(In reply to Jo Hermans from comment #1)
> Don't play with the priority field and don't add dependency links to various
> bugs (especially if they have nothing to do with this one). It won't get
> this bug fixed faster, you're just annoying people.

Never meant that

> The 'paper-cut' bugs are a list of bugs that annoy a lot of people, and are
> good list of bugs to improve the general product. They're chosen by the
> mozilla developers, you shouldn't add random bugs to the list (especially if
> your the only one who has commented on it). See bug comment 0.

I created the bug on that day so how come anyone else could have commented?
as for "paper-cuts" sorry did not know that

But having said that this bug is annoying & needs fixing
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Comment 3

6 years ago
Also there is no option to disable plugins in one go(extensions too)
Manually disabling is heck of a task if you use many plugins & extensions

>The 'paper-cut' bugs are a list of bugs that annoy a lot of people

So this qualifies for that
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Updated

6 years ago
Version: 16 Branch → 18 Branch
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Updated

6 years ago
Version: 18 Branch → Trunk
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Updated

6 years ago
Version: Trunk → 21 Branch
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Updated

5 years ago
Version: 21 Branch → 25 Branch
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Updated

4 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Priority: -- → P1
Version: 25 Branch → 33 Branch
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Updated

4 years ago
Version: 33 Branch → Firefox 38
Mistakenly filed against Firefox 38 and should be instead 38 Branch. Sorry for the spam. dkl
Version: Firefox 38 → 38 Branch
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Updated

2 years ago
Version: 38 Branch → 47 Branch
Not going to happen. You can disable all your extensions and plugins in safe mode and next run normal mode.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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