We’ve reported Mozilla will add report option to each extension menu in about:addons in Firefox 68, it’s now available in Nightly, provided, you have to enable a couple of preferences by visiting about: config.
Any extension or theme you’ve installed is slowing down Firefox or breaking websites or showing ads or exhibiting malicious behavior by changing search engines, home page or new tab without your consent or displays hateful or violent content?
Till now Mozilla allows the user to report those from addons.Mozilla.org, now you can do the same from within Firefox browser from about:addons page.
The report button can be seen for each extension in its menu and as well on the toolbar when you right click on the extension icon. The option also appears when you remove an extension, an optional checkbox will be displayed in Remove extension dialog for that purpose.
You can report themes as well, click on menu > addons > themes.
Enable Report option for add-ons in Firefox 68
Ensure you’re using latest Firefox Nightly
1. Visit about:config
2. Change the below preferences value to true.
Yes! You need to enable HTML based addons version to see the new button.
Sending abuse report to Mozilla
1. Visit about:addons,
2. Click Extensions, click on three dots icon for an extension
3. Select Report option to notice issues displayed on the screen, choose one, provide the problem you’re having with the extension or what you noticed (optional) and submit.
After submitting the abuse report, Firefox add-ons team reviews your report and if the extension is found to be abusing Mozilla add-on policies, it will be removed from AMO until the developer fixes that issue. Sometimes, depending on the severity of abuse, the extension could be put on blocklist so that it won’t load in Firefox browser.