Add-ons Blog

Posts from July, 2012

The Best of 3 Billion Add-on Downloads

Re-posted from The Den: Not too long ago, someone downloaded the 3 billionth Add-on for Firefox. 3,000,000,000! That’s a lot of add-ons (and a lot of zeros to type!) These eight add-ons are the best of the best. They’re the most used, and with good reason. Let’s count down to number 1. #8 – With… Continue reading

Categories: end users

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.8.2

The Jetpack team is proud to announce the immediate release of SDK 1.8.2, which addresses two issues affecting the SDK when used with Beta, Aurora & Nightly builds: The Panel module’s “show” event is currently not working on Firefox Aurora (16) and Nightly (17) builds. This is tracked in bug 766917. SDK 1.8.1 has test… Continue reading

Categories: builder, general, jetpack, releases, sdk

On Circumventing User Protection Controls in Firefox

Deep customization through add-ons is one of the best features of Firefox, and we’re thrilled to have such a vibrant ecosystem of community-developed extensions, themes, and other kinds of add-ons for users to enjoy. However, it’s extremely important to us that these customizations take place only with the user’s explicit consent in Firefox. Last year… Continue reading

Categories: developers, policy

Why you should make your next add-on restartless + more

Wladimir Palant, lead developer of the very popular Adblock Plus add-on has a couple of interesting posts up in his blog. In his first article, Why you should make your next add-on restartless, he weighs the pros and cons of creating a restartless (non-SDK) add-on. For me, the advantages clearly outweigh the disadvantages. If you already… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, documentation