Firefox addons

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  1. mood

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    Has Mozilla created a two-tier add-ons system?
    January 20, 2020
    https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/20/has-mozilla-created-a-two-tier-add-ons-system/
     
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    this is an extra valuating by hand, nevertheless the standard of valuating when contributing a new official extension is already very high. and IMO first time contributors get extra attention while private contributions are done in a second because they wont appear on any official list.

    nevertheless the automated mozilla approval is not 100% bullet proof. in fact it need to read the comments about trivial behavior and regarding the # of users. at least some is able to report extensions then they get attention by mods.
     
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    It bypasses adfly, bitly, tco, shst, tinyurl etc link shortener or redirectors without showing the redirect page or wait. Universal Bypass also has another option where it can use crowdsourced redirectors, ie those behind captchas if the user chooses to share them.
     
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    LocalCDN is a fork of the well-known add-on Decentraleyes. Its source code can be found on this gitlab site.

    It offers more frameworks and Content Delicvery Networks (CDNs) than Decentraleyes. Another advantage is that you can generate rules in the add-on itself for uBlock Origin and uMatrix which you can easily paste into those blockers.

    So far it works well for me.
     
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    One cookie manager (which I regard the best one and have been using for a long time) hasn't been mentioned here: Forget Me Not (which is a recommended add-on on AMO btw).

    It can be configured in a very flexible way. But one thing why I prefer it over, e.g., Cookie AutoDelete: While I'm using First-Party Isolation and Temporary Containers (so tracking across websites is hardly possible) I still prefer that cookies (and, hence, local storage) are blocked by default. I'm doing this by choosing Instantly (=Prevent data from being set, if possible. Otherwise behave like On Leave) in the Cleanup if no expression matches setting in the Define Rules tab (this is what CAD doesn't offer). This means that I can allow cookies in the Firefox settings but Forget Me Not still blocks them by default while I can choose On Leave (=clean on domain leave and on browser start) for sites which require them or Never (=no cleaning) for very few sites where I allow persistent cookies.

    This makes cookie management very easy, flexible and privacy-friendly. Highly recommended.
     
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    "Cookie AutoDelete" - this one i also use, i have also another cookie manager released only for chrome, the conversion is usable for firefox.
    i saw, its smaller then DecentralEyes. but all > 5meg - ublock reduced its size for faster loading - from ~4megs to 2,5megs.
    same for stylish code or xyz-monkey - those extensions with some more code make firefox slower loading.
     
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    https://gitlab.com/eyeo/adblockplus/adblockpluscore/issues/98
    This is what I do NOT want any of my extension to do on client side despite they said the performance impacts were mostly acceptable. There is no restriction to use only one scalable filter. Although Facebook which I don't use will probably require login to see their ads, I much prefer ML-based crawler to be run to help making filters.
     
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    HTTPS Everywhere 2020.3.16 Released (March 16, 2020)
     
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