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How can I set a password for firefox so that everyone have to enter the password before executing firefox

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My younger sister executed my firefox just at this afternoon(she originally use IE), and she saw something that can't be seen. How can I set a password for firefox so that everyone have to enter the password before executing firefox?

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Another option is the Master Password+ extension.

First you need to make sure that Firefox uses a master password, for details of how to do that see Use a Primary Password to protect stored logins and passwords. Next with the Master Password+ extension, in its options go to the Startup section and make sure that "Ask for password on startup" and "Exit if canceled" are both selected.

As with any extensions, this protection is fairly weak and can be bypassed if you start Firefox in safe mode which disables extensions.

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Puedes usar PasswordProfile que hace exactamente lo que tu quieres. PasswordProfile

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Another option is the Master Password+ extension.

First you need to make sure that Firefox uses a master password, for details of how to do that see Use a Primary Password to protect stored logins and passwords. Next with the Master Password+ extension, in its options go to the Startup section and make sure that "Ask for password on startup" and "Exit if canceled" are both selected.

As with any extensions, this protection is fairly weak and can be bypassed if you start Firefox in safe mode which disables extensions.

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Also see this for an English version of Profile Password:

It is an extension to protect the profile with a password, but being an extension that protection can easily be bypassed by starting Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode.
So do not rely on it.
If you want to protect content then you have to use methods supported by the OS like a separate user account with a password or an encrypted file system.

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