In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to set up, install, and configure a Firefox PWA (Progressive Web Application) for Discord that integrates into your system, and some background on why you’d want to do so over the regular desktop version. I’ve tested these steps on Arch Linux and Xubuntu 20.04.
If you’ve ever used Discord on Linux, you probably know that it is clunky and not nearly as polished or feature-complete as it is on, say, Windows.
There are a lot of tools that are, for the most part, only used in the programming sphere that could do a lot of good if they received adoption among the wider non-technical community. Git and Markdown especially. Version control is useful to anyone who works on text files and needs to be able to revert back to a previous version, and Markdown is a simple and succinct way to format simple text documents — especially compared with Microsoft Office.
I have a dynamic IP address, and every time it changes I had to manually go into Matomo (a free and open-source self-hosted Google Analytics alternative that is endorsed by the EU and has GDPR-compliant privacy tools), check to see if it logged any of my own visits, delete them in the GDPR tools, and update my IP in the general website settings. It was moderately annoying to do, and after doing this every once and a while for a year I wanted to …