I’ve been getting a lot of comments about concerns for a new permission Chrometana requests in the newest update. These new warnings are a result of adding tabs permission. We have no direct access to your browser history, but since we could theoretically recreate it, Google posts the warning. I agree it’s obnoxious that Google won’t let us access tab URLs without requesting this permissions, but so be it.
This change was made in a pull request by kyleadd with the goal of reinforcing Chrometana’s behavior even when Chrome’s closed. This would allow us to move away from using background pages, reducing Chrometana’s resource use to nearly 0.
I would also like to take this chance to remind everyone that Chrometana is open source, and the version on the web store is an exact copy of the source on GitHub. If at any point a permission change concerns you, you can easily check the source, as many already do.
And of course, there’s a Reddit thread where I’m most likely to respond.
Thanks for helping make Chrometana great