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Can FireFox addons maintain state, inspect tab content and have control over the browser independently?

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Hello,

I have a question about developing FireFox extensions, i.e., what exactly are they capable of.

I'd like to automate my work on a certain web application, that spans across multiple sub-pages on a single domain (just like a regular website).

Will a FireFox addon be able to control the browser's behavior? I.e. will it be able to follow links and keep its internal state separate from the web document? (E.g. I am pretty sure Google Chrome extensions sometimes restart themselves once the page they were working on is reloaded.)

Basically I would like to create an addon/extension that has some internal state, is able to interact with the web page, and is able to reload the webpage/do whatever it likes in the tab.

Can FireFox addons/extensions do that?

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Try to ask advice at the MozillaZine Extension Development forum.

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