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[*] Post 514356 posted on 15-8-2018 at 16:45 Reply With Quote
Two things to be aware of. Nasties.

Mozilla no longer checks their extensions for Firefox...


Some are not what they seem...


Along with that, GitHub is owned, now, by... er... Microsoft!

They're up to their old tricks, already...

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[*] Post 514360 posted on 15-8-2018 at 16:59 Reply With Quote

Oh? So many developers helped each other on Github.
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[*] Post 514373 posted on 16-8-2018 at 01:18 Reply With Quote

The github takeover has been tittered about in Linux circles for a couple of munfs.
Mozilla enabled a system for Firefox recently that automates the previously manual review process. It does not mean that add-ons won't be reviewed manually anymore though.
Time will tell if this is, or is not, a good idea. I've already found one extension that no longer worked as well as it did under older versions of FF.

I would intermittently get a couple of tabs both trying to seize focus at the same time. I'd close one, and it would switch to another and the process would continue. I could not easily determine what the issue was as I could not reliably reproduce it. Eventually I posted a bug report with Mozilla. The very next day, it happened again with only 2 tabs open this time and it gave me a clue, so I disabled the suspect extension and it has not returned. Fortunately it was an extension that was a nuisance if I could not use it, but not a deal breaker. The extension? "Colorful Tabs". I've found an alternative in "Tab Color" which I like even more.

BOT Opera also uses automatic testing, so I don't necessarily see this as a bad thing.
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