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In the addons permissions, "Access your data for all websites" why is it that there is not always found a white list for websites?

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I find that there is no addons that needs access to all websites and I am unwilling to give any addon this power!

I find some addons are abusive in requiring this demand in that the scope of all websites to extract data from exceeds that necessary to accomplish the goal of the addon. In addition, addon providers should be able to get by with data released from only the set of web sites a user is willing to provide.

There will always be web sites each user regards as confidential and Users should be able to whitelist websites that the addon can never know exists, not asking the addon to whitelist the websites but users should have a register within their user profile of web sites that no addon can ever know exist.

Up front I would like to thank you for your time in this regard.

I find that there is no addons that needs access to all websites and I am unwilling to give any addon this power! I find some addons are abusive in requiring this demand in that the scope of all websites to extract data from exceeds that necessary to accomplish the goal of the addon. In addition, addon providers should be able to get by with data released from only the set of web sites a user is willing to provide. There will always be web sites each user regards as confidential and Users should be able to whitelist websites that the addon can never know exists, not asking the addon to whitelist the websites but users should have a register within their user profile of web sites that no addon can ever know exist. Up front I would like to thank you for your time in this regard.
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jscher2000
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Hi gillybig, this is under consideration for a future version of Firefox, but currently there is no way to "fine tune" the site permissions for an extension unless the extension has built that in.

There is a method to block ALL extensions from running on a site -- the same method used to block them on this support site and the Mozilla Add-ons site. You could consider that for your more sensitive sites. Here's how it works:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste restr and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the extensions.webextensions.restrictedDomains preference to display a dialog where you can edit the value. Then:

(A) Click at the start or press the Home key to move the cursor to the beginning of the value

(B) Type or paste the new host name (for example, www.example.com) at the beginning of the list, then type a comma to separate it from the original first item, without adding any extra spaces.

(C) Click OK to save.

If the value gets mucked up, right-click the preference and choose Reset to restore the factory list.

Since it can be dangerous for users to remove Mozilla sites from the list -- some of those sites have elevated access to browser data -- editing this preference is not recommended. However, as I don't think there is an alternative at the moment, if there's a site you really need to browse unmodified, you could add it to this list to until a better option comes along.

Hi gillybig, this is under consideration for a future version of Firefox, but currently there is no way to "fine tune" the site permissions for an extension unless the extension has built that in. There is a method to block ALL extensions from running on a site -- the same method used to block them on this support site and the Mozilla Add-ons site. You could consider that for your more sensitive sites. Here's how it works: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''restr''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the '''extensions.webextensions.restrictedDomains''' preference to display a dialog where you can edit the value. Then: (A) Click at the start or press the Home key to move the cursor to the beginning of the value (B) Type or paste the new host name (for example, <code>www.example''.''com</code>) at the beginning of the list, then type a comma to separate it from the original first item, without adding any extra spaces. (C) Click OK to save. ''If the value gets mucked up, right-click the preference and choose Reset to restore the factory list.'' Since it can be dangerous for users to remove Mozilla sites from the list -- some of those sites have elevated access to browser data -- editing this preference is not recommended. However, as I don't think there is an alternative at the moment, if there's a site you really need to browse unmodified, you could add it to this list to until a better option comes along.
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Another possibility is to use Private Browsing mode and disable the extension for PB mode.

Another possibility is to use Private Browsing mode and disable the extension for PB mode. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/extensions-private-browsing
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