Mastodon – Simplified Federation by @rugk makes remote follows less cumbersome by automatically entering your Mastodon account details and puts that functionality where it should be: in your browser.
You can get it for Firefox from:
https://github.com/rugk/mastodon-simplified-federation/issues/55 for details.
Alternatively, the place where you need yo go is the add-on management page `about:add-ons`, find the extension there and then go to the settings tab there. Then you need to enter your Mastodon handle there, once.
I like the way the preferences just automatically check your username to see if you're logged into your home instance.
Note to anyone else reading this: Remember your username is case-sensitive! If you have mixed case in it, you have to type the capitals correctly!
@KelsonV @aral well it does not technically check whether the username is currently logged in. After all you could enter a foreign one (just like with the default #Mastodon popup) and be redirected onto another instance. That may actually be useful though, as you can login afterwards anyway in case you have an account on that instance.
@KelsonV @aral yes it does. See https://github.com/rugk/mastodon-simplified-federation/wiki/Testing for all the expected states/checks it does.
This is my personal Mastodon.