Ubuntu Devs Fix Another Frustrating Firefox Snap Flaw: Native Messaging

Ubuntu’s beleaguered Firefox Snap package is tackling another of its long-standing drawbacks: a lack of native messaging support. This fancy feature is what allows Firefox add-ons to “exchange messages with a native application, installed on the user’s computer”, allowing things like password managers to function as expected. But there’s change ahoy. In a short update on the Snapcraft forum Ubuntu developer Olivier Tilloy announces that integration of a new WebExtensions XDG portal with the latest beta builds of Mozilla Firefox is ready for wider testing. The patch means Ubuntu users should be able, once again, to install GNOME Shell extensions […]

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