Removing Firefox Built-In Add-ons

Some months ago I decided to use a sledge hammer to fix a Firefox annoyance. I wrote a shell script to remove Firefox built-in add-ons.

The script is a wrapper to a single command.

rm -f ${FIREFOX_ADDON_DIR}/*.xpi 2>/dev/null

I source the script in a shutdown “cleanup” script as well as when updating the system through my own system update script.

There are zip point zero usability issues.

The modern web is really a big septic tank. Data mining and tracking are beyond reality. All things considered Firefox is basically only the least evil web browser. I don’t pretend that Firefox is anything more.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: Firefox

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