Category Archives: Add-ons

Firefox Quantum Extensions Challenge

By | March 15, 2018

Firefox customers love utilizing extensions to personalize their looking expertise. Now, its simpler than ever for builders with working information of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to create extensions for Firefox utilizing the WebExtensions API . New and improved WebExtensions APIs land with every new Firefox launch, giving builders the liberty to create new options and… Read More »

A Rule-based Framework to Create Dynamic Themes

By | January 29, 2018

In December, I gave an introduction to the theming API in Firefox. Whereas it permits you to do many issues like animated themes, macOS-style overscroll or interactive theme editors, the API has some limitations. One subject with dynamic theming API in comparability with conventional CSS theming is that it requires familiarity with JavaScript and WebExtension… Read More »

Remaking Lightbeam As a Browser Extension

By | January 12, 2018

Browser extensions: a model new frontier You could have heard of browser extensions maybe you have got even written one your self. The know-how for constructing extensions in Firefox has been modernized to assist Net requirements, and is doubtless one in all the the purpose why Firefox Quantum would be the quickest and most secure… Read More »

A Traditional Extension Reborn: Tree Type Tab

By | December 6, 2017

Yuki Piro Hiroshi is a trailblazer and a real do-it-yourselfer. At any time when the Tokyo-based programmer will get irritated with any facet of his shopping expertise, he builds a workaround for himself and shares it with others. After authoring almost one hundred browser extensions, Piro not too lengthy ago took on his biggest problem… Read More »

Using the Model New Theming API in Firefox

By | December 4, 2017

From highly effective extensions like Stratiform or FT Deep Dark to easy lightweight themes, theming has been fairly well-liked inside Firefox. Now that Firefox Quantum (57) has launched with many efficiency enhancements and a glowing new interface, we wish to bridge the hole with a model new theming API that permits you to transcend primary… Read More »

Introducing the Extension Compatibility Tester

By | October 9, 2017

With Firefoxs transfer to a modern web-style browser extension API, its now potential to take care of one codebase and ship an extension in a quantity of browsers. Nonetheless, since completely different browsers can have completely different capabilities, some extensions could require modification to be really transportable. With this in thoughts, weve constructed the Extension… Read More »

An Overview Of Containers For Add-on Developers

By | October 3, 2017

Containers enable customers to log in to a quantity of accounts on the identical website concurrently, and provides customers the power to segregate website knowledge for improved privateness and safety. At Firefox, now we have been engaged on Containers for fairly some time. We began with platform work within the browser itself and added a… Read More »

Inspect, Modify, And Debug React And Redux in Firefox with Add-ons

By | October 3, 2017

Get the most recent model of the React DevTool add-on right here. As quickly as its put in, youll be succesful of examine React code on any web site that makes use of it. Once you go to a React-powered web site, the add-on icon will seem to the precise of the Firefox tackle bar:,… Read More »

Always Proper An Extension Migration Story

By | October 2, 2017

Ive been constructing extensions for Firefox since 2005. Ive built-in bookmark companies (which acquired me a job at Mozilla!), fastened the default theme, enhanced the developer instruments, tweaked Github, optimized efficiency, eased tagging, bookmarked all Etherpads, fastened Pocket and heaps of different terrible great things. Ive written XUL extensions, Jetpacks, Jetpacks (second kind), SDK add-ons… Read More »