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, 2011 at 2:54

2 Answers 2


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


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

UPDATE: Got it: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mr-tech-toolkit/developers

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.

  • better :) lol :D
    – RolandiXor
    Jan 15, 2011 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, 2011 at 3:05
  • lol I just couldn't resist a laugh - that's all :D
    – RolandiXor
    Jan 15, 2011 at 3:34

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