If you’re still looking for another reason to make the switch – no, not that one, this one – you don’t have much longer to wait. Ben Goodger, a key developer of Mozilla Firefox, has written a decently thorough proposal for a new Extension Manager, complete with ASCII art mockups!
- You won’t have to slog through Windows Explorer and delete files to uninstall extensions (or themes, or language packs, or search engines) you simply don’t like. You’ll be able to uninstall them with just the click of a button.
- You won’t have to spend that much time getting the Burning Edge of Extensions. You’ll be able to update all of your extensions with – what else? – the click of a button.
- The Mozilla Foundation will host a comprehensive website on Firefox and Thunderbird extensions, which will allow extension authors to submit their work to be listed and verified as safe for the everyday Firefox user.
Basically, it means less work on your part, and more Extension Bliss.