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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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Has anyone used the browser extension?

It's not entirely clear to me that people are having install success with this non-store extension.

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The Forem browser extension which allows users to seamlessly navigate between communities.

Forem Browser Extension 🌱

Do you visit multiple Forems and wish there was an easier way to switch between them? Wish no more: the Forem browser plugin places a sidebar along the left side of your browser window to which you can add shortcuts to your favorite or more frequently visited Forems!

To use: install the plugin for your browser of choice from the plugin stores below, and visit any Forem instance to get started. Click the '+' icon to add a shortcut to the Forem you're currently viewing to the sidebar. Shortcuts can be dragged to rearrange them, or clicking the '-' button will remove a Forem from the sidebar.

Installation

The easiest way is to install from the browser marketplace of your choice:

Chrome: Chrome Web Store

Firefox: Firefox Add Ons

Safari: Mac App Store

As an alternative, you can build and install the plugin locally (great for…

Let me know if anybody has gotten it installed!

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jrop

It would be nice if the GitHub README stated exactly what this extension does, as that is not clear merely from GitHub.

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Elijah Lynn

I opened an issue to add this > github.com/forem/forem-browser-ext...

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Manolo Edge

I just installed it but it's not working for me... It's loaded but appears disabled.

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Shiraaz Moollatjie

Same thing happens for me. Even tried restarting chrome

Using chrome on mac.

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Manolo Edge

Yeah, me too. I use mac

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Kara Rawson

what does the extension do?

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Elijah Lynn • Edited on

I opened an issue to add this > github.com/forem/forem-browser-ext...

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Andrew Bone

It adds a side bar to all forems with links to other forems.

So if you're a member of Dev and a member here you can add both to the side bar for easy swapping.

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Rafi • Edited on

I did install this extension in Brave (Chromium) but nothing seems to happen. There is no sidebar.

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Rafi

I opened url forem.com/valid_forems.json in the browser then the extension started working

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Rafi

I think the issue might be in loading this json forem.com/valid_forems.json

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Ben Halpern

Have you tried in Chrome and Brave? I wonder if Brave has different security settings which prevent that resource?

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Rafi

I am using brave browser. I'll check chrome (but I think they should be same since most chrome extensions work in brave by default).

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Rafi • Edited on

I tried chrome now and it works in chrome. But for brave I had to visit the above URL first.

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Thomas Bnt

Hello, i've got installed this extension but no changements. No sidebar, no options :c

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Ben Halpern

Yeah, I'm concerned that the "boot up" logic is a little inconsistent, or something is going on when you first install it, perhaps a race condition....

Feel free to try and debug and help us figure out why πŸ™ƒ

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Thomas Bnt

Yeah of course

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Sonu Sharma

I have installed extension in chrome and got no change.

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Sonu Sharma

After submitting the above comment It redirected me to forem.dev/comments and json data is displaying on it.

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Lee

I am going to give this a whirl tomorrow πŸ€“

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Ben Halpern

Great

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Michael Kohl

Only in Firefox when trying to get it to work, but no success yet.

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Manolo Edge

Where can I get the extension?

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Ben Halpern

github.com/forem/forem-browser-ext...

I'll edit it into the post body, my bad πŸ˜„

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Manolo Edge

Cheers! I'll try it out :)

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Yash Dave

Gave it a go in both Edge and Chromium but to no avail. :/ Didn't get any errors printed either πŸ€”

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Elijah Lynn

Visiting the extension source code page, it is unclear to me "what does it do?". That would be a good improvement to add to the README.md.

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Elijah Lynn
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Meghan • Edited on

Firefox user here o/

Does it work cross-browser?

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Roberto Orellana Aliano

I installed it a few days ago, it's cool

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IzMichael

I'm using it on the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, at it works great!

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Lisa Sy

I installed it... but I'm primarily a Firefox user, so I haven't been making much use of the browser at the moment :P