Safari Extensions Not Opening App Store

brezz

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When I click on Safari---Safari Extensions I thought this was supposed to open the app store. It's just taking me to the old webpage instead of opening the app store. Anyone else seeing this issue?

Brian
 
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frou

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I hope there's a new top-level category on the Mac App Store for Safari Extensions, so we can get a full view of what's available rather than having to know which names to search for.
 

frou

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Same. Don't see an extensions section in the store yet so I'm guessing its just not up and running yet.
I hope there's a new top-level category on the Mac App Store for Safari Extensions, so we can get a full view of what's available rather than having to know which names to search for.
Yuck, it seems like they get buried in the "Productivity" category:

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Along with the issue @brezz pointed out --- Why are Apple doing such a half-hearted rollout of the new extension system?
 

brezz

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I just checked and it still doesn't work through Safari. Going through productivity does show what appears to be extensions but they are not clearly labeled.

Brian
 

frou

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Tried my first native Safari extension (1Blocker) and it works well. Seems to be almost an exact port of the iOS app. Byebye Ghostery
 

brezz

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Is anyone else still seeing issues with Safari not opening the app store when you click on "Safari Extensions"? I still get the old separate web page that prompts me to download extensions instead of being directed to the app store. Is this a bug for others?
 

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Tried my first native Safari extension (1Blocker) and it works well. Seems to be almost an exact port of the iOS app. Byebye Ghostery
I'm thinking of getting 1Blocker, can I ask you something? In Safari - Preferences - Extensions, does 1Blocker say "1Blocker" does not have permission to read or transmit content from any webpages." ?
 

frou

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I'm thinking of getting 1Blocker, can I ask you something? In Safari - Preferences - Extensions, does 1Blocker say "1Blocker" does not have permission to read or transmit content from any webpages." ?
The developer has done a nice split. The .app actually provides 2 extensions to Safari:
  • The core one, "1Blocker", DOES NOT, as you say.
  • The optional one, "1Blocker Menu" DOES. It's a button that can appear in Safari's toolbar as a quicker way to do whitelisting, etc.
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Is anyone else still seeing issues with Safari not opening the app store when you click on "Safari Extensions"? I still get the old separate web page that prompts me to download extensions instead of being directed to the app store. Is this a bug for others?
I don't think this is a bug. For whatever reason, Apple have decided to not heavily promote the concept of native extensions at this time, and so the old-style extensions have not been knocked off their perch.

They'll probably reconsider in a year or two after seeing how developer adoption goes.
 
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KALLT

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I do not really see why they would want to promote this in the first place. Using standalone apps just for the extensions is terribly inefficient. It makes sense for applications like Evernote and 1Password to incorporate this (they actually might not want to, because they lose the ability to update the extensions separately and quickly).
 

TrenttonY

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The developer has done a nice split. The .app actually provides 2 extensions to Safari:
  • The core one, "1Blocker", DOES NOT, as you say.
  • The optional one, "1Blocker Menu" DOES. It's a button that can appear in Safari's toolbar as a quicker way to do whitelisting, etc.
Do you trust that your data isn't being read?

One more question, does this also block the ad placeholders?
 
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