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Simple options for add-ons embedded in the main UI
Stage Shipped
Status Complete
Release target Firefox 7
Health OK
Status note `


Product manager Justin Scott
Directly Responsible Individual Dave Townsend
Lead engineer Geoff Lankow
Security lead `
Privacy lead `
Localization lead `
Accessibility lead `
QA lead Henrik Skupin
UX lead Jennifer Boriss
Product marketing lead `
Operations lead `
Additional members Mossop, mfinkle (available reviewers)

Open issues/risks


Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

Add-on developers should be able to create a series of simple preference options that can be embedded in the detail view of their add-on similar to mobile.

2. Users & use cases

  • Display preferences in the add-on's detail view
  • Expose this to normal add-ons and add-ons developed through the SDK

3. Dependencies


4. Requirements

  • Developed UI must pass UI review
  • Feature should be covered by automated tests


  • Remove the need or support of full add-on preferences dialogs

Stage 2: Design

5. Functional specification


6. User experience design


Stage 3: Planning

7. Implementation plan


8. Reviews

Security review


Privacy review


Localization review




Quality Assurance review


Operations review


Stage 4: Development

9. Implementation

Stage 5: Release

10. Landing criteria


Feature details

Priority P1
Rank 999
Theme / Goal `
Roadmap Add-ons
Secondary roadmap `
Feature list Desktop
Project `
Engineering team Desktop front-end

Team status notes

  status notes
Products ` `
Engineering ` `
Security sec-review-complete Notes
Privacy ` `
Localization ` `
Accessibility ` `
Quality assurance Done Signed-off from features in Firefox 7. Further enhancements and fixes will be integrated in Firefox 8. There is nothing which blocks Firefox 7.
User experience ` `
Product marketing ` `
Operations ` `

Tags: add-ons