Why are video downloader add-ons so popular?

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Jun 12 15:05:37 UTC 2015

On 09/06/15 22:13, Javaun Moradi wrote:
> When I look at our add-ons, the conclusion I draw from high video
> downloader popularity is that many wildly popular Chrome extensions (and
> the tech companies behind them) have extremely low marketshare in
> Firefox. 

Addons, which were supposed to be a Firefox killer feature, are not as
widely used on Firefox as on Chrome, even given market share
differences. That's surprising and worrying.

Are they doing things to drive addon use that we aren't?


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