No favorite button in new AMO design?


(Graham Perrin) #62

Apologies if this is already in one of the related topics:

AMO Add to Collection | Userstyles.org

It’s certainly easier to use than the collections interface to collections ;-) and but I don’t imagine that the style adaptation will apply when the new interface to AMO goes live, let’s see what happens.


Parallel to all of that: re: https://github.com/mozilla/addons-server/issues/2661#issuecomment-325166185 etc. there are opportunities to make the collections interface easier to use, but feedback in that area is not high on my list of priorities.


(Stefan Mueller ) #63

any update on that matter?


(Smayer97) #64

BTW, I recently discovered that the ADD TO FAVOURITES and the ADD TO COLLECTIONS is NOT totally gone…

When I discovered this I was truly dismayed though somewhat relieved because I could now resume my organization and tracking of add-ons in my over 120 collections.

I am truly truly discombobulated by this finding…clearly all this time (now 18 months) this functionality could and can be provided without any negative recourse and satisfy the needs of FF users. So why all this smoke and mirrors to hide this?

I am afraid to mention where to find this feature (though it is not that hard to find) for fear that it might be removed from there as well (not sure why I did not notice it before; I guess my past workflow had me blinded to it). That said, why can this not be restored already? IMHO There have been no good reasons provided for this and many good reasons for why to keep it. So PLEASE restore this functionality.

Again, add-ons, and more importantly, the management of add-ons that is a key differentiator of FF over other browsers. This is a well established fact.


(Jorge) #65

That’s what the add-on did, yes, unhide the old widgets. They were removed because they weren’t deemed very important (that was a mistake) and they didn’t fit the new design.

As I mentioned, the new (new) design will bring back that feature. However, it won’t be available right from the start. I hope it will be added before the end of the year, but I can’t make any promises.


(Smayer97) #66

OK, thx for clarifying and confirming that this was a mistake and that it will be back at some point. Given that I found a work-around, I can work with that for now as-is. It does add a few steps and a bit of extra work but is MUCH better than working without those features.


(Smayer97) #67

BUT NOW My work-around has disappeared!!! UGH!!! Now I have no easy way to work…this is SO frustrating…PLEASE accelerate the release and return of this functionality

Not only did I lose complete access from my Macs using FF 16 and even FF48 that is only just over one year old (the max I can run on my machine at the moment) but now even from my Win 10 PCs (not my main machines) I cannot manage my huge repositories of collections…It is so difficult without this

P.S. Even v16 (which I also still use) is only 2 yrs old…I still use it because it is far more resilient and fast than v48…


(Jorge) #68

Just updating this thread to point out that now it’s possible to add add-ons to collections from the listing page. It’s below the “rate” section on the left column.

Feel free to post any feedback you have about the feature here.


(Smayer97) #69

Look forward to checking this out…


(Smayer97) #70

Though I am glad there was a first attempt at implementing this…that is nice to see there is still support for this. That said, it is VERY CRUDE and almost useless. Here are the many problems with it:

  1. the list is NOT sorted by collection name…really? That was the one big issue I worked on for months to have fixed in the previous design…how can someone not think of this?
  2. there is no way to search the list of collection names in the list (I have over 120, so it is not always easy to find the one I want (or more than one with similar names, different purposes). And with the names not sorted, there is no alternative (BUT note, sorting does not replace the need to be able to search the list).
  3. there is no indicator to tell you which collection the add-on already belongs to. That is one KEY feature that was useful in the old design
  4. there is no link to be able to open the collection directly…extremely useful to be able to then go add notes to the add-on in the collection.

So, as it stands, it is very hard to use and VERY LIMITED usefulness. This still needs some more TLC. Thanks for your consideration.

P.S. These were all summarized previously at the post above:


Two Feature Requests for the addons.mozilla Site
(Smayer97) #71

For those interested in following along, here are the links to the Issue Reports for each of the items I have identified…You may want to add your comments or simply subscribe to follow along on the development:

Add To Collection - List not sorted by namehttps://github.com/mozilla/addons/issues/676
Add To Collection - Cannot search the listhttps://github.com/mozilla/addons/issues/677
Add To Collection - No indicator showing which collection(s) the add-on already belongs tohttps://github.com/mozilla/addons/issues/678
Add To Collection - There is no link to open collection from list of collectionshttps://github.com/mozilla/addons/issues/679

NOTE: Without all these 4 changes to re-implement the original design, the ‘new’ Add To Collection has VERY LIMITED usefulness.


(Smayer97) #73

For anyone following this, the last 2 links have been merged into the following discussion:
Improve Collection Function in the new design Addon pages: