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Can't Install Stylish (July 2018)

edited July 29 in Stylish Firefox

The Stylish extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Opera are currently unavailable for installation on the browser add-on sites. What can you do?

Here are some unofficial solutions.

1. If you have never installed Stylish and you want to install a theme.

You can install a different extension with similar features, and then install the theme.

Forum users most often suggest Stylus, which is available from:

Another option is xStyle, which is available from:

2. If you still have Stylish installed but it is disabled.

You do not need to reinstall. You can re-enable Stylish on your browser's Extensions page:

  • Chrome: menu button > More tools > Extensions
  • Firefox: menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions
  • Opera: O menu > Extensions, or on Mac, View menu > Show Extensions

Note: You may wish to review your settings related to data sharing. These are set on the "Manage All Styles" page in Stylish. It's the checkbox for "Send anonymous data to Stylish developers" — that might not be as anonymous as it sounds.

3. If you previously used Stylish and uninstalled it, and you now want to reinstall.

There is no official repository for old versions of the Stylish extension. Users have shared the following unofficial links, which you can use at your own risk.

Why is this happening?!

That is the subject of many other threads you can find further down the forum. You can review Mozilla's notice here: https://blocked.cdn.mozilla.net/c635229f-7aa0-44c5-914f-80c590949071.html.

Comments

  • Short version of why this is happening:
    Stylish has had analytics and data collection implemented (namely collecting all your browser history) that didn't comply with the privacy policies of the Chrome Webstore and Mozilla's addons page, which is why Stylish has been removed and deactivated so far.
  • Chrome is even more aggressive in the sense that even if I manually reenable the extension, I will still find it disabled when I start Chrome again. Any workaround?
  • edited July 30 Firefox
    1. See Jefferson's post above.
    2. Use Stylus.
  • Chrome is even more aggressive in the sense that even if I manually reenable the extension, I will still find it disabled when I start Chrome again. Any workaround?

    I don't know; I don't use Chrome very often. You might want to take the opportunity to use the feature to create a backup of your styles in case Chrome eventually removes the extension completely.
  • edited August 5 Firefox
    That's strange :
    I have reinstalled Stylish 2.1.1from a backup.
    But now when on userstyle.org i want install an userstyle, it ask to install its extension :
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    I tested and yes it install the Stylish v. 3.1.1 (that i don't want) and not the userstyle i wanted !
    So in resume it force us to install their last version....
    Seems it's urgent to remove Stylish and use Stylus!

    But by curiosity and easy test userstyles on other Firefox profiles using only Stylish :
    How to install an userstyle without install their last version ?

    Maybe an userscript ?
  • edited August 5 Firefox
    because i use Waterfox, as alternative i tested a Pale Moon addon (Updated on August 1, 2018 ):
    Stylem By: Lootyhoof
    I find it here:
    It is time to get rid of Stylish by Martin Brinkmann on July 03, 2018 - [ghacks.net].

    This extension work like Stylus in other parts.
    But not need import our old userstyles (like with Stylus)...
    It install userstyles from this damn usertyles.org without problem .
    The only problem:
    i lost the possibility to edit my userstyles with my beloved Stylish Editor² (by Srazzano)
    So...

    I hope OpenUserCSS became the regular reference for usertyles (but now their are not so many userstyles and some of mine can't be downloaded in it because they are too heavy)!

    Wait and see.
  • decembre said:

    But by curiosity and easy test userstyles on other Firefox profiles using only Stylish :
    How to install an userstyle without install their last version ?
    Maybe an userscript ?

    Click to install the style. When the popup window appears, asking for authorization to install the addon, click "refuse".
    Then reload the style page (F5) and click again to install it.
    This works in Firefox.
  • edited August 6 Firefox
    João. said:

    decembre said:

    But by curiosity and easy test userstyles on other Firefox profiles using only Stylish :
    How to install an userstyle without install their last version ?
    Maybe an userscript ?

    Click to install the style. When the popup window appears, asking for authorization to install the addon, click "refuse".
    Then reload the style page (F5) and click again to install it.
    This works in Firefox.
    Thanks for the info:
    But i tested and it didn't work
    The web is a very Funny beast
    :-)

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