[Go Faster] System add-ons and safe mode

Dave Townsend dtownsend at mozilla.com
Tue Sep 8 16:10:59 UTC 2015


They are in the Firefox install anyway so always available to fall back to
in various cases.

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 9:02 AM, Laura Thomson <lthomson at mozilla.com> wrote:

> 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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