Firefox users, you’re now up to the same version as our Safari and Chrome users. To get the update, however, you may need to install and/or reinstall using this link:
Wondering what’s new for Firefox? Here’s the run down:
- Rebranding! Grand re-opening as … clea.nr Videos for YouTube™ (you can read the name change story).
- You can now unhide/show suggested videos.
- A thanks page. Because we want to thank you.
- An option to “Dim Lights” –all but the video darkens in the browser window (find it just under the video itself).
- Some sweet new but subtle UI enhancements.
- An option to disable our Amazon Associate ID (applies when not cleaning Amazon).
- Recommendations no longer show on YouTube’s home page if you were logged in but didn’t have subscriptions.
And like the thanks page says, thanks.
Wondering why aren’t we in the Firefox add-ons/extensions gallery? In short: their review process moves at a glacial pace and has esoteric requirements. (No minified code? Pshaw!)
No alarm bells are ringing, no wide-open evil security holes were found. We’ve only updated the security certificate for a small set of people using an older (if not now ancient) version of A Cleaner YouTube for Safari. This upgrade ensures that the extension is the one created by us, A Cleaner Internet, and not someone masquerading as us.
We bring this up because this security update might be, well, an annoyance: the extension might uninstall itself with a notice to contact the developers. If this happens, though, it’s a good thing, even if it is a pain.
If you’re at version 2.2.0 in Safari and you’ve not seen any strange uninstalls or bothersome notices, you’re all good. If you’re not at version 2.2.0 in Safari you can download the update.
We’ll be the first to admit the auto-uninstall isn’t the most graceful way to handle the update, but it was the best available option to ensure people have the best and safest experience moving forward.