[Go Faster] System add-ons and safe mode

Laura Thomson lthomson at mozilla.com
Tue Sep 8 16:02:05 UTC 2015


It makes sense to me. I'm assuming it also means keeping a copy of
release-time system add-ons locally?

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 11:54 AM, Dave Townsend <dtownsend at mozilla.com> wrote:
> Currently Firefox's safe mode disabled all add-ons bringing the user back to
> stock Firefox. What about system add-ons though? We've been talking about
> system add-ons as being required pieces of functionality that the user won't
> see in the add-ons manager and (generally) won't be able to turn off.
> Treating them as normal add-ons for safe mode purposes breaks that.
>
> The point of safe mode is to revert the user to a working state almost like
> having a clean profile so I propose that in safe mode any system add-ons
> that have been updated mid-cycle are ignored and instead we revert the user
> to the system add-ons that shipped with their current Firefox install.
>
> Any arguments against?
>
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