Please include an about:sync page in off-the-shelf vanilla Firefox

Google Chrome includes a chrome://sync-internals page. It’s discoverable by expert users, because it’s listed on their about:about page.

Firefox doesn’t include an about:sync page. There’s an extension which enables access to such a page; the extension is called About Sync. But you have to know that the extension exists, and then you have to install it yourself.

I think it might be useful to do one or more of the following:

  • A.) Create a stub about:sync page which ships with all versions of Firefox. This stub page would tell users that they must install the About Sync extension before they can view the full about:sync page. The stub page would also include a link to download the extension.
  • B.) Or ship the About Sync extension as part of Firefox Developer Edition, Firefox Nightly, and/or Firefox Beta.
  • C.) Or even ship the extension even as part of regular Firefox. It’s only 550 KB.

I’d be curious to hear your thoughts.

Isn’t Sync now shipped by default?