Add-ons Blog

Posts from 2014

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.17

I’m pleased to announce the immediate availability of Add-on SDK 1.17! You can download the SDK directly in either zip or tarball format. This is a maintenance release of the cfx tools to more easily support new apis added to Firefox in the future ( see bug 1032275 for more information ). The AMO validator… Continue reading

Categories: general, jetpack, sdk

Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 32

Firefox 32 will be released on September 2nd. Here’s the list of changes that went into this version that can affect add-on compatibility. There is more information available in Firefox 32 for Developers, so you should read that too. General Combined navigation items in the context menu. If you right-click on a page using Firefox… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

August Featured Add-ons

Pick of the Month: Screengrab by Oleksandr Screengrab saves entire webpages as images. Just right-click on the page you want to grab and look in the “Screengrab” menu. I love this add-on…I can use it to grab whole pages of my website designs to use in my portfolio, to show prospective customers. Brilliant!” Get Screengrab… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users

Add-ons Update – Week of 2014/07/30

I post these updates every 3 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues, add-on compatibility, and other happenings in the add-ons world. The Review Queues Most nominations for full review are taking less than 6 weeks to review. 81 nominations in the queue awaiting review. Most updates are being reviewed… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

The AMO Reviewer Community Turns 10

A decade ago, Firefox introduced the world to a customizable web browser. For the first time, you could use add-ons to personalize your entire browsing experience—from the look and feel of buttons, to tab behaviors, to content filtering. Anyone with coding skills could create an add-on and submit it to addons.mozilla.org (AMO) for others to use. The idea that you could experience the web… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users

Add-ons Update – Week of 2014/07/09

I post these updates every 3 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues, add-on compatibility, and other happenings in the add-ons world. The Review Queues Most nominations for full review are taking less than 6 weeks to review. 164 nominations in the queue awaiting review. Most updates are being reviewed… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 31

Firefox 31 will be released on July 22nd. Here’s the list of changes that went into this version that can affect add-on compatibility. There is more information available in Firefox 31 for Developers, so you should read that too. General Remove the browser.tabs.closeButtons pref. This pref used to determine if there should be close buttons… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

July Featured Add-ons

Pick of the Month: SearchWP by Georges-Etienne Legendre and Robert Katić Find terms entered in the search box easily with jump-to-word buttons and highlighting. Words typed in the search box are converted into buttons that can be used to find them in the current page. This is a must have for anyone who does serious… Continue reading

Categories: end users

Add-on Guidelines Update

Since we introduced the Add-on Guidelines, we’ve had a much better way to tell developers what is allowed or not for non-AMO add-ons. We also have a much clearer set of rules for blocklisting add-ons that we think don’t provide a good user experience. We also told you that we would announce any changes to… Continue reading

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Categories: general, policy

Add-ons Update – Week of 2014/06/23

I post these updates every 3 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues, add-on compatibility, and other happenings in the add-ons world. The Review Queues Most nominations for full review are taking less than 6 weeks to review. 165 nominations in the queue awaiting review. Most updates are being reviewed… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation