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The bootstrap.js script should contain several specific functions, which are called by the browser to manage the extension. The script gets executed in a privileged sandbox, which is cached until the extension is shut down. For more information, see Bootstrapped extensions.

The example below contains the required methods in vsdoc format.

function startup(data, reason) {
    /// Bootstrap data structure @see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Extensions/Bootstrapped_extensions#Bootstrap_data
    ///   string id
    ///   string version
    ///   nsIFile installPath
    ///   nsIURI resourceURI
    /// 
    /// Reason types:
    ///   APP_STARTUP
    ///   ADDON_ENABLE
    ///   ADDON_INSTALL
    ///   ADDON_UPGRADE
    ///   ADDON_DOWNGRADE
}
function shutdown(data, reason) {
    /// Bootstrap data structure @see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Extensions/Bootstrapped_extensions#Bootstrap_data
    ///   string id
    ///   string version
    ///   nsIFile installPath
    ///   nsIURI resourceURI
    /// 
    /// Reason types:
    ///   APP_SHUTDOWN
    ///   ADDON_DISABLE
    ///   ADDON_UNINSTALL
    ///   ADDON_UPGRADE
    ///   ADDON_DOWNGRADE
}
function install(data, reason) {
    /// Bootstrap data structure @see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Extensions/Bootstrapped_extensions#Bootstrap_data
    ///   string id
    ///   string version
    ///   nsIFile installPath
    ///   nsIURI resourceURI
    /// 
    /// Reason types:
    ///   ADDON_INSTALL
    ///   ADDON_UPGRADE
    ///   ADDON_DOWNGRADE
}
function uninstall(data, reason) {
    /// Bootstrap data structure @see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Extensions/Bootstrapped_extensions#Bootstrap_data
    ///   string id
    ///   string version
    ///   nsIFile installPath
    ///   nsIURI resourceURI
    /// 
    /// Reason types:
    ///   ADDON_UNINSTALL
    ///   ADDON_UPGRADE
    ///   ADDON_DOWNGRADE
}

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