Qubes: Install Metamask in the Brave Browser
Netamask is a great hot wallet, it is not designed to store funds long term. For interacting with Web3 applications that require signing transactions or interactions on the internet. When installing Mask the plugin advises it can technically see everything you are viewing. Having this compartmentalized is probably a good thing.
Here is a guide for installing Metamask isolated inside a brave browser AppVM. This prevents it from potentially viewing any other data on the device, or browsers in other AppVMs, security i ncompartmentalization works both ways as it also secures Metamask from being accessed by other programs
To install Metamask, open up the Brave AppVM, which can be created using this guide once Brave loads then from the Chromium webstore install the Metamask extension. Then either creating or restoring a crypto wallet and keeping the recovery phrase safe. Once installed, Metamask can be found in the top right corner of the browser window and clicking on the extension jigsaw peice
This guide includes the use of the brave web browser which is a modern and Web3 pioneer of modern web browsers. It is built on Chromium, supports IPFS by default and has its own crypto wallet built into the browser. It allows users to receive crypto tokens for seeing advertising, with the feature being opt in and in doing so values peoples attention spans enough to reward the with BAT tokens.
Qubes: Two Step Guide for Installing Metamask in Brave
Here is the step by step guide for installing Metamask in Brave on the Qubes operating system
Next, the Brave Browser is not included in the base sources list and Debian requires a GPG key downloaded to verify all downloads from the Brave repo, by default the Template won’t allow the curl command access to the internet
This is a good example of how security brings inconvenience (wait to see how to copy and paste) through additional steps to a standard install before it works promoting the ideal of security through compartmentalization