[Bug 85878] Re: NoDesktopFile: Firefox safe mode

jhansonxi jhansonxi at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 21:49:03 UTC 2007

1.  Firefox is the default web browser.
2.  With the default installation configuration non-admins can install addons in Firefox.  Addons can be installed graphically from the Firefox web site.
3.  Addons can break Firefox and prevent it from loading.
4.  Ubuntu bills itself as "easy".  Text terminals do not qualify as "easy".  For a non-technical desktop user it should be as easy to disable a broken extension as it is to install one.  The safe mode has a GUI to allow selective disabling of Extensions and Themes.
5.  There is no menu entry for Firefox safe-mode as there is in Windows for Firefox and IE7.

Either a desktop file needs to be added for Firefox safe mode or the base package needs to be installed with the "xpinstall. enabled" set false and only allow extensions and themes to be installed globally by the admin.

NoDesktopFile:  Firefox safe mode

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