How can I change an add-on's _execute_browser_action command?

Andrew McKay amckay at mozilla.com
Wed Oct 18 22:00:43 UTC 2017


Yep, that's how we'd do it. I'm about 90% sure I filed a bug for that
in Bugzilla, but I can't find it right now. If you could file a bug
for that please and block on bug 1303384 someone could then pick it
up.

Of course, then I'll probably find the bug I filed...

On 18 October 2017 at 16:15, Eric Promislow <eric.promislow at gmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting. I imagine that a `commands.update` command might be easier to
> implement than the full API page with nice UI. From reading
> https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/browser/components/extensions/ext-commands.js
> it looks like it's a matter of updating each browser window's keyset.
>
> So what's involved in modifying the API? Obviously more than adding a field
> to ext-commands.js and documenting it. I see the w3c is recognizing a
> Browser Extension Community Group .  It defines a core API (at
> https://browserext.github.io/browserext ), but `commands` isn't in that
> list. So can Mozilla duly proceed to add an `update` method?
>
> - Eric
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:03 PM, Michael Buckley <support at codefisher.org>
> wrote:
>>
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1303384
>>
>> God Bless
>>
>> Michael
>>
>>
>> On 18/10/17 4:04 pm, Eric Promislow wrote:
>>
>> The only supported method in the commands API is 'getAll'.
>>
>> Chrome supports 'chrome://extensions/configureCommands' which lets the
>> add-on user set each installed add-on's startup key.
>>
>> This doesn't look supported in Firefox. Is there a roadmap to either
>> provide
>> a commands.update method (signature: command name, object payload),
>> or build a page like Chrome has?
>>
>> After being around for 8 years, Tabhunter users have expected to be able
>> to set their preferred keyboard shortcut for launching it. Is there a
>> better
>> alternative to crafting a custom manifest.json for each user?
>>
>> - Eric
>>
>>
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