Apologies if this sounds harsh, but is there an add-on that improves on Firefox's incredibly inefficient add-on ecosystem, specifically, add-on management? Something simi… (read more)
Apologies if this sounds harsh, but is there an add-on that improves on Firefox's incredibly inefficient add-on ecosystem, specifically, add-on management? Something similar to what New Tab Override does for new tabs, but for the Add-on page?
In other browsers, it's a cinch to search for an installed extension: go to the browser's local Extensions page, and use the search field like any search engine, and get a list of candidates, if not the very one you wanted to see. Firefox, for some reason, wants you to scroll all the way down, including the disabled add-on section, while you carefully check every name, hoping you don't miss it (the many times I've jumped to the "Y" section to look for YouTube Enhancer, for example, and not finding it, going up one by one, only to find its proper name is Enhancer for YouTube).
That's fine for a few add-ons; it's time consuming and frustrating when you have a lot. There's a search field in the top left, sure, but instead of displaying what's already installed locally, it has to go online. Again, for some unstated reason I've yet to find (best guess: promotions). Also wondering why Cmd [or Ctrl for Windows users]+F4 doesn't work as it normally does for websites?
Is there another way that improves this method or eschews it entirely for one that's better?
Side Tip: when searching on addons.mozilla.org, don't use the drop down list with suggested add-ons. Always hit return to get the results; that way, you can use the back button to see the search results again, otherwise, you'll be typing the same keywords every time you want to check out the others.