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Post Posted September 21st, 2017, 2:03 pm

On https://addons.mozilla.org/ I note that some of these buttons have a gold color rather than the usual green [ex. the button for Hover Nofollow]. What is the significance of the change in color? And where if at all is this explained in Fx documentation?

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Post Posted September 21st, 2017, 2:22 pm

Are you asking about the gold background "Requires restart" indicator?
It's not in the Firefox documentation because it's a separate system/web site.

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Post Posted September 21st, 2017, 2:55 pm

Dan, at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... ng&page=12 I see that the Add to Firefox button for QLDP: QUAKE LIVE Demo Player, unlike most, is colored gold, not green. If that means that it requires a restart, as you suggest, that's the thrust of my concern, and I thank you. I'm baffled however why you say there's no documentation because it's a "separate sytem/web site." I've referenced only one website (https://addons.mozilla.org/).

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Post Posted September 21st, 2017, 3:18 pm

This add-on has been marked as experimental by its developers (text under the "add to firefox" )

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Post Posted September 21st, 2017, 3:46 pm

I'm baffled however why you say there's no documentation because it's a "separate sytem/web site." I've referenced only one website (https://addons.mozilla.org/).


Correct, but that is not Firefox, even though it is a Mozilla site. Documentation on how things are labeled on AMO should reasonably be found on the AMO site, which doesn't seem to be happening.

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Post Posted September 21st, 2017, 4:07 pm

Yup, but there is a FAQ of sorts here:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/faq

And I've just found you can arrange the add-ons alphabetically. Why would anyone want to arrange them by the most users???
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Post Posted September 21st, 2017, 4:13 pm

Odin2 wrote:I'm baffled however why you say there's no documentation

There is "documentation", the developer's site is non existent, it hasn't been updated, nor any have there been any reviews for six years...consider it dead.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... /versions/
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Post Posted September 22nd, 2017, 10:16 am

@ Odin2 :

Would you please take a look at this (short) thread :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1110301
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Post Posted September 22nd, 2017, 10:46 am

Thanks very much, Happy112. The support.mozilla.org reference indicates that the color of the gold or yellow button reflects the extent of Mozilla's review and not the need to restart. That's certainly good to know, but it's troubling that Mozilla varies the button color in that way with no documentation beyond an obscure answer to a forum question.

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2017, 11:21 am

The support.mozilla.org reference indicates that the color of the gold or yellow button reflects the extent of Mozilla's review and not the need to restart.

Just to complicate things, the "Requires restart" indicator on the AMO page is white text on a gold background bar.

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2017, 11:46 am

Odin2 wrote:..... but it's troubling that Mozilla varies the button color in that way with no documentation beyond an obscure answer to a forum question.


Good point !
Maybe you'd like to submit some feedback here : https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/
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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 1:46 am

@ Odin 2 :

Another good place to post this question : https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/add-ons
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Post Posted September 24th, 2017, 7:04 am

Thanks, Happy112. Seems like a useful hidden resource.

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