Put Firefox on Lockdown with Public Fox
Article by George Norman
On 22 Apr 2013
With the Public Fox add-on you can put the Firefox browser on lockdown. You can lock downloads, add-ons, options, bookmarks, and more. You and only you will be able to make changes to Firefox – all other users will be locked out.

The problem with sharing your PC and your browser with others is that someone might change the settings, download something inappropriate, install an unwanted add-on, and so on. I like my Firefox browser just the way it is and I don’t want someone else to change any of the settings. Unfortunately, my significant other sometimes uses my Firefox. To ensure things remain unchanged, I rely on the quite handy Public Fox add-on to put things on lockdown.


This is a free add-on that lets you lock several Firefox settings: downloads, add-ons, Firefox options, the about:config settings page, adding new bookmarks, history sidebar, bookmark sidebar, toolbar customization, Clear Private Data window. It also lets you choose which types of files you don’t want the user to be able to download (block .exe files for example) and it lets you set up a blacklist and block access to the websites on the blacklist.

To bring Firefox out of lockdown, all you need to do is provide the correct password. This is to say that if someone else is using your PC and surfing the web with Firefox, that someone won’t be able to unlock the browser unless he or she knows the password. But you’re the only one who knows the password. You’re the only one who can unlock and make changes to Firefox.

You can get Public Fox for free from the Firefox Add-ons website.
Consider making a small donation if you enjoy using this application.

You can get the latest version of Firefox for Windows right here on FindMySoft.
Firefox for other platforms is available for download straight from Mozilla.

Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, Public Fox, lockdown, add-on
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