Graze for Mastodon

FAQ About Graze for Mastodon

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one month ago | asked by Peter

Help! What do I do with the authorization key/code?

Some server instances make modifications to their authorization flows that make it impossible for Graze to automatically store your authorization code.

Before you get started, a reminder, your home instance, and the remote instance you want to use with Graze have to be running Mastodon 4.0.0 or higher (current version is 4.0.2) with their Interface language set to English (doesn't matter what language you or people post in)

Troubleshooting tips:

  1. Just try it again! sometimes this helps, Mastodon is a little flaky
  2. Close all your tabs and browser windows and try again. (this mostly helps firefox users)
  3. Log out of your home instance, and log back in during the authentication flow of Graze
  4. Enable the extension to run in incognito/private mode and set it up in a new incognito/private window
  5. Check to make sure you haven't disable Javascript in your browser, and disable any other Mastodon/Fediverse or Security related plugins or extensions. (You can turn them back on after you authenticate with Graze) "uBlock" has caused problems during login for multiple users.
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one month ago | jaredzimmerman

How do I install & set up Graze?

Paul O'Malley made a great explainer video, check it out here.

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one month ago | jaredzimmerman

Why does the Graze extension need access to all sites?

Since there is not central Mastodon server at a specific URL, and no central repository of all server instances, graze needs to determine if a site is a Mastodon instance after it loads. Graze does not access the content of pages it determines aren’t Mastodon instances. 

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one month ago | jaredzimmerman

Is Graze compatible with Safari (or any other browser that isn't Firefox or Chrome)

Making Graze compatible with other browsers is top priority, watch the roadmap for updates or follow Jared Zimmerman on Mastodon for announcements.

Currently Graze works with most all browsers that are built on Chromium including Google Chrome as well as browsers based on Firefox codebase. This includes Opera, Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, Arc and an array of other popular and unpopular browsers.

Before asking about compatibility navigate to:

https://jmz.fyi/GrazeForChrome (Chrome based browsers)

https://jmz.fyi/GrazeForFirefox (Firefox based browsers)

to see if your browser is compatible with one or the other.

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one month ago | asked by Dave Thomas

What does Graze do exactly?

Mastodon works on remote instances (e.g. instances where your account is not registered and that you aren’t logged into) to make follow, boost, favorite, bookmark, and reply one click like it is on your home instance. Normally when browsing remote instances these actions will take 4-5 clicks!

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one month ago | jaredzimmerman

Is my account information and passwords safe when using Graze?

Yes, Graze uses OAuth to privately and securely log you into your Mastodon instances, your password is never stored or sent to Graze. Graze uses the same method to log you into your account as the apps you'd have on your phone to access Mastodon.

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one month ago | jaredzimmerman

How do I report a bug, issues, or feature request to improve Graze?

Graze uses Canny to collect user feedback, you can submit feedback here

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one month ago | jaredzimmerman

Can I log into multiple accounts from the same instance? How?

Yes! You can log into the first account through the extension, then in Mastodon log out of your account, and add a new account via Graze and log into the second account. The other, easier way is to let Graze run in incognito mode then add each account from a new incognito browser window.

However Graze will always take actions from the account you are logged in from when on your home instance.

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one month ago | jaredzimmerman

When will Graze be available in my language?

Graze is available in English (US) and will soon be in Española, Française, 日本語, Italiana, and Deutsche and will be expanding to new languages as soon as possible. 

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one month ago | asked by Dave Thomas

What does it look like when Graze is working correctly?

When Graze is working properly the “remote action” popup that shows when you follow, favorite, boost, post or follow users won’t show. So when you don’t see this popup on remote instances, Graze is working as expected!

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26 days ago | jaredzimmerman

Does Graze support home or remote instances that aren't in English?

Not at this time, but support for Internationalization and Localization is on the roadmap and will be supported soon.

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one month ago | jaredzimmerman

Is Graze open source software?

Nope. I'm very familiar with open source software, the communities around it, and the cultures within those communities. I led Product Design & Research at Wikimedia Foundation (the company behind Wikipedia, Commons, and Wikidata) for 2 years. Graze is a personal passion project of mine that I've chosen to share with the world.

Please don't try to change my mind, sell me on Open Source, or question my decision. If you don't like that Graze isn't open source, don't use it.

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one month ago | jaredzimmerman

Does Graze Support other Fediverse software (Pleroma, Misskey, PeerTube, Pixelfed, etc)

Not at this time, Mastodon is approaching 10 Million users, most fediverse platforms have less than 500k users. I'll reevaluate this as needed in the future.

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one month ago | jaredzimmerman

Do you currently or plan to make money off Graze?

Nope.

You can donate to help fund the development of Graze.

I have a full time job, that has nothing to do with Graze.

There will never be ads in Graze.

I will never harvest any information from users. Check the Privacy Policy to see what Graze stores and transmits

There is no tracking or data collection in Graze, no 3rd party analytics (like crashlytics, or google analytics) in Graze.

There is no planned paid version of Graze.

I have no intention of selling Graze to another company or organization.

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26 days ago | jaredzimmerman

How do I Mention or Direct Message remote users with Graze?

From a timeline click on the ⋯ (overflow menu) at the bottom right of any post and choose Mention or Direct Message, from a user's profile click on the ⋮ (overflow menu) to the right of the Follow button and choose Mention or Direct Message.

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