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Firefox 3’s Add-ons dialog integrates with addons.mozilla.org to allow users to search and install extensions and themes. The functionality is available in the “Get Add-ons” pane. This preference allows the user to override the contract ID used to create the search respository component.

Possible values and their effects

A string describing a valid contract ID. If no preference is specified, @mozilla.org/extensions/amo-repository;1 is used by default.

Recommended settings

Unless you are debugging the integrated “Get Add-ons” pane, there is no reason to set this preference. Setting it to the contract ID of an invalid or incompatible component will likely cause crashes or other undesired behavior.

First checked in

2008-01-28 by Dave Townsend

Has an effect in

  • Firefox (nightly builds since 2008-01-28)

Related bugs

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