Firefox now allows removing an extension by selecting an option in the extension icon right click menu on the toolbar. Till now Google Chrome browser offers this convenience, Firefox now has joined with Chrome by adding that option to Nightly version.
To remove an installed extension, Google Chrome offers ‘Remove from Chrome’ Context menu option for extension icon on the toolbar/menu, this avoids the need to visit Chrome extensions page manually. Inspired by this, Mozilla now offers ‘Remove Extension’ option on the right click menu of extension icon on the toolbar in Firefox 64 Nightly.
‘Remove Extension’ option in Extension right click menu on toolbar
If you’re worried about removing any extension accidentally by selecting that option, fear not! A Warning will be displayed for confirmation and we feel the confirmation dialog is an absolute must here.
The company is also planning to include a ‘Report for abuse’ checkbox like to Chrome for the extension removal warning dialog in the second iteration. This is a good way of reporting bad or spam or rogue extensions to Mozilla.
Current extension uninstall or delete procedure in Firefox is you’ve to visit add-ons Manager > Extension > Remove. This still works in future Firefox version that has the above-mentioned change, but you’ve to agree extension removal will get easier from the context menu of extension icon, saves time. Don’t you agree?