How to Disable Firefox Extension Install Delay

by on September 12, 2008
in Firefox, Tips and Tricks




After all the Chromey hype and tips, I finally got a chance to share a new Firefox tip with all my readers.

You must have noticed that whenever you install a Firefox extension, you get a four seconds delay before the Install button becomes active. Of course that won’t be a problem for most, but if you get annoyed with that you can follow the steps below to disable it.

How to Disable Firefox Extension Install Delay

How to Disable Firefox Extension Install Delay

  • In your Firefox address bar, type about:config
  • In the Filter: field, type security.dialog_enable_delay and press Enter
  • Choose this preference from below, and change its value to 0

That’s it! The extension delay has now been disabled. You can even decrease or increase this delay time by changing the value to whatever you want. Remember, this value should be in miliseconds.

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  • This about:config in firefox is a mine of secrets… Go on exploring, it opens up with something new… Good one…