Mozilla working on new Firefox Add-ons Manager

By on April 30, 2010, 6:10 PM
Mozilla is working on an overhauled Firefox Add-ons Manager that should rollout with v3.7. Rather than opening as a tiny window separate from the rest of the browser, the revamped manager launches as a new tab. In addition to being in the Tools menu, you can also launch the manager by typing "about:addons" in the awesome bar (which inherently means you can create a handy bookmark shortcut).


The tab is home to two panes: one has a sidebar for navigating extensions, themes, plugins and other add-ons, and the other contains a browser, meaning that you can finally find, deploy, and manage add-ons from a single location.

Naturally, since the update isn't finished yet, the end product may have a different look and feel. Nonetheless, you can download the latest build here. It's worth noting that the new Add-ons Manager uses JavaScript, so if you're running NoScript you'll have to whitelist the page.




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rosiejons5 said:

Hmm, thanks for the news. The Addons-manager looks interesting! :)

Guest said:

They need too, they may of been the 1st with add-on, however chrome can install, remove, and update add-ons without requiring a browser restart.

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