Unity Launcher API Addon e10s

Unity Launcher API Addon e10s

Add-on for Unity Launcher API integration regarding download progress and count.

What is Unity Launcher API Addon e10s?

Unity Launcher API Addon e10s is a Firefox add-on that integrates with Unity Launcher API to display download progress and count in the taskbar.

Stats date:
Users: 45 ▼ -1
Rating: 3.40 (5)
Version: 1.1.5 (Last updated: 2017-12-28)
Creation date: 2016-12-25
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • nativeMessaging
  • downloads
Size: 10.13K
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This add-on is basically what Unityfox add-on once did - pass along info about download progress to KDE Plasma 5 and Unity. If you have none of these desktop environments, this add-on is not for you.

It shows overall download progress and active download counts in task bar.

IMPORTANT: Due to security restrictions of WebExtensions platform you need to place 2 files to your home folder. Place these files: https://github.com/kotelnik/firefox-extension-unity-launcher-api-e10s/tree/master/app-side ...to folder: ~/.mozilla/native-messaging-hosts/ ...and edit launcher_api_firefox_stdin.py.json so it contains proper absolute path to the python script, e.g. "/home/YOUR_USERNAME/.mozilla/native-messaging-hosts/launcher_api_firefox_stdin.py"

This add-on no longer requires libunity library to be installed because it calls dbus directly.

The code has around 150 lines (addon + app side combined) so you can quite quickly check what it really does. Interesting source code files:

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User reviews
by Mohamad Farhan Amir, 2020-08-08

Not being a coder myself, I really don't understand where in the 762 lines of code in that .json file should I place the absolute path to the .py file... Couldn't instructions be more specific? Why are there no comments in the files themselves to guide a user?
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Risk impact

Unity Launcher API Addon e10s is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Unity Launcher API Addon e10s has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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