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add-on search results listing should show permissions per result, without having to check each separately, please.

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Many people avoid add-ons that require certain permissions, more often if there is no public source.

It would be advantageous to the user to be able to more conveniently avoid add-ons that do not require permissions they deem inappropriate.

If the permission list was given, per add-on, in the add-on search results list, the user would be able to find the self-appropriate add-ons without having to look through them all. (e.g. 58 results for youtube adblock")

This would help promote those who create add-ons that are intentionally less intrusive, which is 100% fair and a good thing.

Another step could be to indicate, in the search results, whether source is open publicly available. That goes a long way toward creating trust and fostering business and success. This would help promote those who create add-ons that are more open.

Another individual's request was to filter the add-on search results by user-selected permissions. That would be great. Might be more work and for a later version but for now I think this request is not too hard (said every hardware engineer ever).

Thanks!

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I know this is ugly, but maybe it will be useful:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/extensions.php

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Hi,

The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other Firefox users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers.

If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.


You can also post your question in the add-ons forum; https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/c/add-ons

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Thanks. I put it as a feedback.

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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.

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I know this is ugly, but maybe it will be useful:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/extensions.php

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That is beautiful. I always take function over decorations. Thank you very much! This will certainly do as asked.