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Are questions about browsers, plug-ins, add-ons and features appropriate for Web Apps?

For example is this question: Google Chrome Password manager something that should be asked here or at Super User?

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I think we'd have to use the same rule we use on Super User, but in reverse:

is the primary focus of the question the website?

In other words, I think it's OK, if the question can be read

I need my browser to do this so it works better with {specific website}

If it's just a general

how do I get my web browser to do {stuff}

then, no.

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    So does the "Google Chrome Password manager" question fit the category of "how do I get my browser to do stuff" or "I need my browser to do this so it works better with {specific website}"? – Sim Jul 1 '10 at 7:19
  • No but it makes using Web Apps easier, but the wording should be rephrased to: how can I make it easier to log into Web Apps using Google Chrome? – Ivo Flipse Jul 1 '10 at 7:25
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    @sim for that one, I would say, no -- it doesn't fit and is not appropriate for Web Apps. – Jeff Atwood Jul 1 '10 at 7:25
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If the plug-in is not useful if you are not a user of a given web app, I think the questions is OK.

But if the plug-in is useful for most (or a lot) of web sites, I don’t think the question is OK.

However “use plug-in X” could be a good answer to a lot of questions.

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I think questions about add-ons or plug-ins that are related to WebApps are legitimate but that is a grey area based on the two criteria that Jeff Atwood refers to in his answer.

I don't think the general browser questions should be verboten as the browser is the main method of accessing WebApps and it would be good to keep those questions here rather than shunting them off to SuperUser.

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