[Maildev] Future of the Add-ons Manager Discovery Pane

alex alessandro at thunderbird.net
Tue Aug 13 20:19:41 EDT 2019

Great analysis, and thanks for bringing this up.

I agree with you, as it doesn't make sense starting any design work on 
this if we don't know where it might land or be used.

> However, if we do that, it significantly raises the priority of adding 
> back/forward buttons for tabs 
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=826196>. 

As I suggested in that bug, we should (if possible) leverage the native 
FF browser UI to inherit back/forward buttons, and maybe even the Home 
page button, redirecting to the first page.

We could have a minimal UI with those elements and a disabled URL bar so 
we don't need to worry about web browsing withing TB.

I don't know how "easy" is to inherit FF UI and tweak it for our 
purpose, without implementing a hacky and non clean solution.

> 5.Are the security implications of loading remote content in this part 
> of Thunderbird as relevant to us as they were for Firefox?
I think we should focus on this extremely important aspect, and once we 
have a solid understanding of the issues and downfalls, we can take a 
decision and find solutions to the other questions.

Alessandro Castellani
Lead UX Architect

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