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How to hide extension developed by me?


I have developed an extension. I can see extension listed in Extension category under Add-ons. I want to hide my extension but still it should work as expected.

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  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r153
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 3.0.40624.0
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

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  • Moderator
1041 solutions 8840 answers

This is not possible. There used to be an option to hide extensions, but this was removed in Firefox 3.6 to prevent extensions from being installed in such a way that the user might not be able to tell they're installed.

Question owner

Ok. I got it, 'install.rdf' no more has this option "em:hidden". But I want to avoid my extension from being tampered. User should not be able to 'Disable' it. How can I do that?

Modified by vikashsonar

Xircal 334 solutions 3835 answers

You might be better off posting your question in Add-ons developer forum @ https://forums.mozilla.org/addons/

  • Moderator
1041 solutions 8840 answers

I do not believe there is any way to prevent an extension from being disabled.