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alamalo
Strollin' around
Status: In development

There should be a way to allow extensions to execute only on specific websites like the Site access option in Edge does, this improves extensions usability and may also enhance privacy.

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62 Comments
Noir_Blanc
New member

This would be pretty helpful for those with many add-ons, and tone down on resource usage.

WillSmith
New member

I'm sad to see this wasn't implemented, Firefox is such a flexible browser that lets you do whatever you want compared to the others, I was surprised it didn't have this feature already.


This would be very useful to be able to have extensions only affect what you want, for example to have an adblocker work on a specific website without having to whitelist the rest of the internet.

WillSmith
New member

I'm sad to see this wasn't implemented, Firefox is such a flexible browser that lets you do whatever you want compared to the others, I was surprised it didn't have this feature already.


This would be very useful to be able to have extensions only affect what you want, for example to have an adblocker work on a specific website without having to whitelist the rest of the internet.

TriMoon
Making moves

@WillSmith wrote:

for example to have an adblocker work on a specific website without having to whitelist the rest of the internet.


 Then you're using the wrong Adblocker, UBlock-Origin has the ability to turn it off for some sites 😉

WillSmith
New member

@TriMoonYes, and so does every other adblocker ever. You misread my reply.

brixter
Making moves

I want a reverse option too.

Addons will run on every website except select websites.

Use case: I want my ad blocker addon to ignore websites I support. I want my trusted websites to get ad revenue from me.

NeoDestiny
New member

Would like to see this feature also.

I use a legacy extension that no longer receives (security) updates. I only need that extension for 2-3 specific websites. It would enhance the security (and privacy) of my Firefox usage significantly to be able to lock that extension down.

piotr012
New member

Lack of this feature is the only reason why I don't use Firefox.

Often I see addons which request permissions for all websites for no good reason, even though they are designed to work on one specific website only. 

For example: Why does adblocker and 9 other plugins I use need to run on all websites  even when I use gmail or login to bank account? Lack of this feature is huge security risk. 

Stratic
New member

On sites with confidential data, allowing only explicitely chosen extensions is mandatory for security. It's incredible that this primary security feature was not present from start in Firefox !!!

Running extensions with global permissions for any site without any exception is incredibly dangerous. Wake up please...

DoS
New member

Blacklisting for sensitive/delicate webistes, e.g. paypal and so on is really important.

Also protect session cookies (if not already).