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Also from the official announcement (https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2023/11/28/open-extensions-on-firefox-for-android-debut-december-14-but-you-can-get-a-sneak-peek-today/ ):

Starting December 14, 2023, extensions marked as Android compatible on addons.mozilla.org (AMO) will be openly available to Firefox for Android users.

“We’ve been so impressed with developer enthusiasm and preparation,” said Giorgio Natili, Firefox Director of Engineering. “Just a few weeks ago it looked like we might have a couple hundred Android extensions for launch, but now we can safely say AMO will have 400+ new Firefox for Android extensions available on December 14. We couldn’t be more thankful to our developer community for embracing this exciting moment.”

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[-] [email protected] 95 points 3 months ago
[-] [email protected] 35 points 3 months ago

I don't get how the EU is not in arms about this. How is Apple able to get away with offering various browsers in the Store, when in the End they all are the Safari-Backend and therefore do not allow for competition in this ecosystem? How can a competitor stand out with a remarkable/better product, when he is not allowed to use his own engine? Or in this case: Prohibiting user from using Extensions like uBlock? Firefox is only a shell of their original performance when castrated by apples webview engine.

[-] [email protected] 30 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

The EU is up in arms and the browser question is going to be handled through the DMA. The legal process has been going on since the summer and it's hilarious.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 months ago

Apple argues 'Look, those Safaris on iOS, iPadOS, MacOS, TvOS, WatchOS are TOTALLY DIFFERENT PRODUCTS and none of them have enough users in the EU for you to even think about regulating us, alright? We’re a tiny startup! Will nobody think of the children?!?' (I paraphrase somewhat)."

lol

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

And their ads literally say "Same Safari Different Device".

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago

Ive been waiting for this day ever since Apple announced that you wouldn't be able to install any software you want on your own piece of hardware. I'm glad that someone has finally started cracking down on this. Just wish it had happened 15 years earlier.

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 months ago

It helps that Apple doesn't have such a huge marketshare here.

[-] [email protected] 54 points 3 months ago

Are multiaccount containers coming?

[-] [email protected] 24 points 3 months ago

THIS PERSON ASKS THE REAL QUESTIONS

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[-] [email protected] 52 points 3 months ago

uBlock is already available on Firefox mobile as well as Tampermonkey, I'm not hating but what other extensions should I be excited to try? At the moment that's all I need to use.

What are you going to install?

[-] [email protected] 33 points 3 months ago

Consentomatic is the only other one I can think of, cookie popups are so much worse on mobile

[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 months ago

I think there's a filter for cookie popups in uBlock. I'm still using the I still don't care about cookies extension tho.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago

The "annoyances" filters in ublock stop the cookie popups

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[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago

This single extension is why I'm excited for it myself.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago

I would like to install the bring back youtube dislike extension. Otherwise I'm happy with what I have already

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Midnight Lizard, it's better than Dark Reader. Skip Redirect is also pretty handy to fast-forward those pesky url shorter page redirections.

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

The main benefit is that it's lightweight and doesn't have some of the performance issues that Dark Reader has. Also, if has a bunch of different themes (so you can have more color schemes, similar to any modern text editor), finally you can also create your own theme for a particular site, if the built-in themes don't look good.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Sounds good to me, I'll give it a try!

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

It's available on Nightly.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

Is there a more updated fork that you use? The last update for Midnight Lizard was ~3 years ago.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

The current one works fine for me, haven't really had any issues. There is an updated fork on Github, but they haven't made a release yet (and they haven't changed/fixed anything major yet).

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 months ago

Privacy badger/possum were welcome sights for me personally.

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[-] [email protected] 25 points 3 months ago

It's about time. With Google being more and more hostile to AdBlocker on mobile, having Firefox taking an open approach to extension is welcomed.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 months ago

Ublock origin was long available on Android

[-] [email protected] 22 points 3 months ago

Been using Firefox Android for quite some time already. It's been my perfect browser pretty much. I'm glad more extensions are coming, so others can enjoy it as well, but I'm happy with just Dark Reader + uBlock Origin lol.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 months ago

I've been using extensions on the Nightly build and love it.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 months ago

What about the missing about:config feature ? :/

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago

Let's make an extension for that!

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago

Still no site isolation right?

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 months ago

Good step forward, but this will again flood people with duplicate extensions, useless adblockers, or even harmful ones. And there are quite a lot, even on AMO

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago

I mean...... it's not like the app stores are any better.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 months ago

Hope there's one that can let me control the browser media player by double tap, it's quite annoying feature that's lacking

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago

That t-shirt would be cool, but don't have time to properly test our extension before then

I'm looking forward to December when I'll have time to work on it. I'll try to attend some office hours, I didn't know that was an option

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago

iceraven becoming more pointless

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[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

After the latest update of Iceraven browser (a fork of Firefox Mobile), it now allows to load add-ons offline as well as some browser addons directly from Firefox addons site.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

Might help me move to Firefox eventually now that there's more than just the few from before. Not many things keeping me back compared to before.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

I'd like to see LibRedirect ported!

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

That's more extensions than I need, but thanks.

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