CodingHorror visits Firefox extensions

The Dark Side of Extensions

As a guy who works on Firefox code on a regular basis, and as someone who recently started reading CodingHorror again, I thought it worth pointing this post out. Jeff Atwood is usually insightful.

That doesn’t mean I agree with him, and I certainly don’t, here. I’m posting this in the hopes that someone from our Firefox community will respond. Mr. Atwood is one of those voices worth hearing and answering, in my opinion.

4 thoughts on “CodingHorror visits Firefox extensions”

  1. He made too many erroneous statement, apparently because he didn’t even try firefox 3 beta 4 at all.

  2. For one, download progress is shown in the status bar. There’s draggable images, too.
    As a commenter pointed out, it might not make sense for a lot of popular extensions (like AdBlock and VideoDownloader) to be part of firefox, considering how it may affect firefox’s image. (I too can imagine sites banning firefox because it blocks ads.)
    I think user script functionality is something that you shouldn’t have to install an extension for, but that’s just my opinion.

  3. Personally, I think there was already too much looked at design on the Mac for Firefox 3.
    Safari on Windows just looks completely out of place on Windows.

  4. IIRC someone from AMO said that the majority of users installing extensions at all, have not installed any of the top 5 Firefox Add-ons.

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