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Any news on Tampermonkey?! (I. e. any ETA for finally unblocking it?)

  • It's now almost two weeks that Opera has been blocking the Tampermonkey extension for some theoretical risk of abuse, while every other Chromium-based browser I've tried (Vivaldi, Chrome, Chromium, Yandex, Dragon, Iron) is happily allowing its use, and the world is still turning.

    Moreover, the developer has published an update to the extension on 2019/1/6 already that should invalidate any attempts to sneakily foist the extension itself or malicious userscripts on unsuspecting users, because now not only a 3rd party installation of the extension has to be explicitly approved by the user, but also a userscript not installed from within the browser is deactivated by default unless specifically allowed.

    When is the extension going to be unblocked by Opera?

  • @acidinmyfridge
    Thanks for the hint!

    I was referring to the version listed in Google's webstore (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey/dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo) which I was using before and which is still blacklisted for whatever reason. I would prefer to stay with that version, which got updated much more frequently in the past. As I wrote before--every other Chromium-based browser allows it. I cannot see what makes it so especially "malicious" when used with Opera.

    I've been using that version in Vivaldi since Opera started blacklisting Tampermonkey (actually, I only used Vivaldi since that day) and haven't noticed any negative impact. Maybe I'll just keep using Vivaldi, it has all the features Opera has. It only feels a little less responsive than Opera does in my everyday use.