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Is there a Firefox add-on for Tab for a Cause?

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  • Kevin

    @Phillip -- Vivaldi can load Chrome extensions, so Tab for a Cause should work on it:
    https://help.vivaldi.com/desktop/appearance-customization/extensions/#Installing_an_Extension_in_Vivaldi

     

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  • Phillip M.

    overridden with New Tab Override (currently a recommended plugin, which hopefully means it's trustworthy enough). What are they doing differently from this plugin?

    I still think this is dumb, but at least there's a workaround. (I'd really rather minimize the number of plug-ins and pages I have to trust, though. Never know when someone's addons.mozilla.org account could get hijacked or something)

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  • Beaupedia

    I just had to reinstall and realized it was gone. I am shocked! I've used Firefox since it came out and I've used Tab for a Cause since it started. I'm unsure of how to move forward, for now I'll just try to find an xpi I guess.

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  • Phillip M.

    I will definitely give that a try. Immediately in fact. I noticed earlier today that Firefox was using 7.5 GB of RAM. I'm not content giving a browser that much RAM under any circumstances, especially since killing the most RAM-heavy process didn't seem to do anything detrimental...

    (i.e. it's currently using 1.5 GB and working just fine, including plug-ins. Why can't it be more consistent?)

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  • Phillip M.

    Any chance you have an add-on that works for Vivaldi? I've been considering switching to that and this (in spite of the lousy work around, which is more trouble than it seems to be worth due to the thing I said about the address bar) is making me think long and hard about whether Firefox actually stands for what they say. I suppose their assumption is that "well we still empower users, because they can submit pull requests", but that's something that can be said about any open source project really. What makes Firefox special (anymore)?

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  • Phillip M.

    I installed that plug-in, and set the new tab to gladly's new tab page, https://tab.gladly.io/newtab

    one noteworthy problem with New Tab Override is that it puts the address of the page in the address bar, rather than leaving it blank like TFAC does. So you have to clearly address bar out yourself before using it

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  • Beaupedia

    I ended up using an xpi from my old profile. How are you using New Tab Override for it? I recruited so many people to Tab for a Cause (173 as of right now), and have convinced so many people to use Firefox, and now lots of them are coming to me that they can't use Tab for a Cause.

    I really don't understand why the guys at Gladly don't just let us download the xpi at the very least.

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  • Phillip M.

    Okay that's dumb. Similar situation to Beaupedia, I just installed Firefox on a new computer, and now I'm thinking I might want to grab my profile from the old computer since this add-on was still enabled in that.

    Last I checked, one of Firefox's goals was to empower users (Free and Open Source Software style), but this seems like the exact opposite. There had better be a workaround for this; I know what I'm doing (and I'm only asking to change the new tab page), don't patronize me, Mozilla!

    Just to be clear, this is because of a change with how Mozilla moderates their addon site, not a change in the Firefox application itself, right?

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