Extension Manager:Projects:Uninstalling Third Party Add-ons

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Allow uninstalling third-party installed add-ons
Stage Definition
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Health OK
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Product manager Asa Dotzler
Directly Responsible Individual Dave Townsend
Lead engineer `
Security lead `
Privacy lead `
Localization lead `
Accessibility lead `
QA lead Henrik Skupin
UX lead `
Product marketing lead `
Operations lead `
Additional members Dave Townsend (module owner, reviewer); Unfocused, rs (reviewers)

Open issues/risks


Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

Current options for managing add-ons installed by third parties and system administrators are limited. We allow disabling but not uninstalling. These add-ons are still in the way and users do not want to see them anymore. We should allow uninstalling these add-ons by making the remove button simply hide them from the list. The user should be given a way to re-install these add-ons, the Available Add-ons section has been suggested.

This feature falls primarily in the Experience category (from the "Discover, Experience, and Connect" vision statement.)

2. Users & use cases

  • The remove button for third-party add-ons should appear to work the same as for normal add-ons
  • Available Add-ons should include hidden third party add-ons on the system

3. Dependencies


4. Requirements

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


  • Support removing other applications on the system from within Firefox

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 P3
Rank 999
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Roadmap Add-ons
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Feature list Desktop
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Engineering team Desktop front-end

Team status notes

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