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MintMain21
Familiar face
Status: In review

Unlike some other users, I'm a fan of the "Daylight" update to Firefox for Android in 2020. I think the new UI is slicker and easier than the competition, but from the beginning there was always room for improvement.

For me, my biggest concern with Daylight has always been the Add-On Compatibility, or lack-therof. I appreciate how Nightly allows me to curate my own Add-On Collection to try add-ons and use ones I like, but after a year and a half since Daylight launched I feel like expanded Add-On support shouldn't be limited to Nightly, especially since Nightly is, by nature, an unstable build.

I propose two solutions to improve Add-On support on Android.

1. Port over the current Custom Add-On Collection feature as-is to either Beta or Stable (this would include hiding it as a "secret setting" behind the Firefox Logo on the About Page).

2. Curate a larger collection of Add-Ons tested for compatibility on Android that could be given their own unique badging on the Add-Ons site, and in turn installable on any Android build of Firefox.

The former-most option would be the easiest to apply for the sake of those willing to use Nightly's fix, but the latter-most option would be more user friendly, improve user participation in the Android Browser's development (by allowing users to submit recommended extensions for Android similar to how the general Recommended badging works), and free up Nightly builds for testing Extension features that have yet to be perfected on Android.

Mobile-Android

43 Comments
Mte90
Making moves

Right now is required to change a setting and put a collection ID.

Still that after more then 1 year, this is not very good to addon developers but also for users.

MintMain21
Familiar face
Mte90
Making moves
kremlinbot
Making moves

I think it's better to just allow to install users any add-on they want, just add a warning pop-up before installation if the add-on wasn't tasted and may work incorrectly. No need to stupidly restrict installation of EVERY SINGLE ADD-ON except 5-6 most popular ones 😁

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey.

Please keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

paulocarlosjose
Strollin' around

great idea!

Nich
Making moves

After version 68, Firefox Mobile lost many addons/extensions, and 17 pieces available are very few! Bring back support for many addons.

ok
New member

Hi, im really happy and impressed by idea of extensions on mobile.
How about adding some more exts like volume booster ? 🙂

Status changed to: In review
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Great news…

This idea has been upgraded to "In review" which means it will be brought to our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey. As soon as we have another update on its status, we’ll let you know right here in the comment section.

Stay tuned 😃

-The Community Team

EitherResource8
New member

@Jonthat's joyous news! I really do hope the custom AMO secret setting comes to the stable release, especially considering the feature is fully functional, being able to use the add-on I don't care about cookies on the stable release would be splendid because it too works perfectly on Android.