Mozilla Firefox is an ancient web browser that is definitely one of the best around the world. However, due to reasons I cannot understand, the buzz around it seems to be dying down. It is very sad that people are getting blind to the amazing features of Firefox as it surely deserves more respect.
Even if most people prefer Chrome to Mozilla Firefox because of its security, speed and simplicity, there are several reasons to opt for Mozilla’s intuitive web browser. If you are not aware, Firefox is actually super fast because Firefox Quantum has made the browser quicker and super effective.
If privacy is your concern, Mozilla surely has one of the most reliable internet for privacy. As you already know, users of Google Chrome can expect Google to have access to their data, but Mozilla Firefox never tracks your internet activity, and it is up to you to grant Mozilla access or not.
Private mode in Mozilla Firefox ensures your local browsing history remains private. However, by default, Firefox disables extensions while browsing privately to stop them from leaking data. The good news is that if you would prefer to use a reliable extension while browsing privately, turning it on is not complicated at all. See How To Activate A Firefox Extension In Private Browsing Mode:
How Can I Activate A Firefox Extension In Private Browsing Mode?
- Before anything else, launch “Firefox.” In all windows, tap the “Firefox” menu button (three horizontal lines) and choose “Add-ons” from the menu.
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- In a fresh tab named “Add-ons Manager,” a list of all Firefox extensions you have installed will be visible. Find the extension you would love to use in Private mode and tap the ellipses button (three dots) close to it. In the menu that will pop up, choose “Manage.”
- After tapping “Manage,” more details about the extension will be visible on a unique page. Swipe down and find “Run in Private Windows.” Tap the radio button close to “Allow” to activate the extension in Private browsing mode. Please be aware that every extension you activate while private browsing will have access to your browsing data, meaning the extension can capture that data and potentially share it with a 3rd party. So, ensure you can rely on the extension before activating this feature.
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- Once that is done, head back to the last page and repeat these instructions with other extensions you might wish to use in Private mode. After that, close the “Add-ons Manager” tab.
When next you access a Private window in Firefox, the extensions you activated will work as you want. If you ever have to deactivate an extension in Private mode again, simply revisit the extension’s “Manage” page in “Add-ons Manager” and choose “Don’t Allow” close to “Run in Private Windows.”
That is that.