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How can I find a specific add-on on addons.mozilla.org since the search function doesn't find it by exact name or author?

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I was trying to locate all of my add-ons on https://addons.mozilla.org so I could bookmark them for a backup in case my PC has a figurative meltdown. Some are extremely simple to find but others seem impossible to locate. I even logged into the addons page thinking it would show my installed addons so I could locate them. Well no, it doesn't. Which doesn't make sense. Similarly lacking sense is an advanced search. There doesn't seem to be a way to search by title or author, just by a vague keyword. From what I'm seeing of results, it seems that it either picks one word out of many to search for or boils it down to some other vague term. Even if I type in the exact title it will bring up completely different results along with some that are similar to what I have installed. Author searches don't bring up anything. There has to be a way to locate specific add-ons right? The search seems completely useless as is except to browse. Similarly, why don't installed add-ons link to their page on addons.mozilla.org? So how do I find my addon? This is exactly the reason WHY I want to bookmark them so that I don't have a problem finding them in the future when there's more addons to sift through. Amazing that I can't find it while I have it installed. (The one I'm looking for is Dark YouTube Theme by NiCU Natrapeiu)

I know I can just switch to any number of other similar add-ons but this one works and it infuriates me that I'd have to choose a different one just because the search function is terrible. Keep in mind it is already installed. I want to find the page for it at addons.mozilla.org so that I can reinstall it in the future should I need to do a fresh installation.

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Sorry for the inconvenience. There is a forum for the Add-ons site over here:

https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/add-ons/addons-mozilla-org


Meanwhile, I created a tool to look up a list of extensions on the Add-ons site and list out certain details. The list needs to be in the format you can copy/paste from the Troubleshooting Information page.

Finding Your Extension List

Open the Troubleshooting Information page. Either:

  • "3-bar" menu button > "?" Help > Troubleshooting Information
  • (menu bar) Help > Troubleshooting Information
  • type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Enter

Scroll down past "Application Basics" and "Firefox Features" to "Extensions". Then you can select and copy the table that follows using either Ctrl+c (on Mac, it's Command+c) or right-click > Copy. You'll paste it into the Lookup tool page:

Looking Up Your Extensions on AMO

Then open:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/extensionlist.html

Paste in the box there and it should look somewhat spaced out, since there are tab characters between the words in each column. Click the Look Up button (all lookups are done client-side, your list is not sent to my site). To save the results, assuming it works, click the Save List button.

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Vybrané riešenie

Sorry for the inconvenience. There is a forum for the Add-ons site over here:

https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/add-ons/addons-mozilla-org


Meanwhile, I created a tool to look up a list of extensions on the Add-ons site and list out certain details. The list needs to be in the format you can copy/paste from the Troubleshooting Information page.

Finding Your Extension List

Open the Troubleshooting Information page. Either:

  • "3-bar" menu button > "?" Help > Troubleshooting Information
  • (menu bar) Help > Troubleshooting Information
  • type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Enter

Scroll down past "Application Basics" and "Firefox Features" to "Extensions". Then you can select and copy the table that follows using either Ctrl+c (on Mac, it's Command+c) or right-click > Copy. You'll paste it into the Lookup tool page:

Looking Up Your Extensions on AMO

Then open:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/extensionlist.html

Paste in the box there and it should look somewhat spaced out, since there are tab characters between the words in each column. Click the Look Up button (all lookups are done client-side, your list is not sent to my site). To save the results, assuming it works, click the Save List button.

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That's fantastic, thank you! Very well done; simple, effective, efficient, and with a clean layout to boot!

Seems a few of them just aren't available anymore. I don't suppose there's any way to pull an add-on out of firefox and save it to be installed later is there?

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Palmer said

Seems a few of them just aren't available anymore. I don't suppose there's any way to pull an add-on out of firefox and save it to be installed later is there?

Usually they can be saved out of the extensions folder in your currently active profile folder.* The problem is figuring out the relevant names. The folders are usually named with the ID shown in that fourth column of the Extensions table on the Troubleshooting Information page.

By the way, I should add something about the ones @search.mozilla.org being built-in (not to be found in any folder or on the Add-ons site), but while that is nearly always the case, I guess I can't be 100% sure of that.

* This article describes how to access that folder: Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data.

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