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When installing an extension in Firefox, the confirmation dialog makes you wait 5 seconds before you can install the extension. I find it annoying and unnecessary, is there a way to shorten or remove the countdown so I can install extensions without waiting?

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a quick google search turned up nothing... and we really don't know why it is there... but it looks like it is going to get removed in Firefox 4 eventually. – TheXed Jan 15 '11 at 2:54
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I found this:

You can easily disable the installation wait by a simple "about:config" modification.

1. Type about:config into the Firefox address bar and hit enter.

2. Click on "I'll be careful, I promise!" button. alt text

3. Enter "security.dialog_enable_delay" into the Filter text box.

4. Double click on that preference value and change the value to 0 alt text

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Yes, you can. I've done this once. Unfortunately right now I can't remember how.

UPDATE: Got it:

Just install this extension (and restart) and alongside with other features you'll get offered to remove the countdown next time you click to install an extension.

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better :) lol :D – RolandiXor Jan 15 '11 at 3:05
roland-taylor, the question was "can I...?". I've recieved "no, you cant" answers more than one time here, and some times even had to accept them as the corrct answers. – Ivan Jan 15 '11 at 3:05
lol I just couldn't resist a laugh - that's all :D – RolandiXor Jan 15 '11 at 3:34

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