Do not want add ons forcing new foreground tabs as installed or on update. Do not disturb my work.
I sync browsers between small old laptop and desktop and use a couple dozen add ons for specific purposes. Each add on when it is updated forces it's own new tab into foreground, disturbing my current work, possibly causing time sensitive entries to be lost. The problem is worse on the smaller system due to delays as add ons update and new tab opens. These get in my way and interfere with my business. Chrome is just as bad with this. Make these add ons better behaved. Show an indicator on the three bar menu icon, which already shows permission changes. I will get to it when free. I want to choose when to view update info, and would be happy with a short update message with links to more info. Also would like to designate time of day or weekday thatbold text Add Ons are allowed to update. Or have just one tab opened in the background where all such update messages appear. Also, as add-ons come in via Sync, do not default to adding to tool bar. That shrinks my URL text box at inopportune times. Again, put it on the Overflow and I'll put it on a toolbar when and where I prefer.
Additional System Details
It would be nice if there were some handy standard Firefox feature allowing me (end user) to generate a list of add ons for just such occasions. I assume developers have some way to query and get info on such things.
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Fedora; Linux x86_64; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0
Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb to turn on Do Not Disturb manually or set a schedule. Open Control Center, touch and hold to quickly adjust your Do Not Disturb settings or tap to turn it on or off.
No "Settings" menu--although there is one on Android Firefox but that's not where the annoying New Tabs pop up from extension updates.
My desktop and laptops have "Preferences" and "Options" but not "Settings" and that's where the problems occur. I went through about:config and did not find any likely candidate there to fix.
So, still need help with this.
Extension authors decide whether they want to show a page after installation or update. If they made an annoying choice, you could considering contacting them to request that the update page be disabled, and/or you could change out the extension to a similar one that is less annoying.