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are extentions disabled in private browsing in firefox???

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i recently switched to firefox from chrome, because it gives unique password manager.

but unlike chrome or ie9, it doesn't give any info about extensions, while inprivate browsing.

before i use it as my primary browser, i want to make sure, that extensions are disabled in private browsing my query is as simple as are extentions disabled in private browsing in firefox???

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No, extension aren't disabled if you run Firefox in Private Browsing mode.
Some extensions and plugins detect Private Browsing mode (Firefox notifies them) and may act differently, but that is up to the developer of the extension.
The only thing that Firefox (add-ons not included!) does in PB mode is not saving session data to disk.

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No, extension aren't disabled if you run Firefox in Private Browsing mode.
Some extensions and plugins detect Private Browsing mode (Firefox notifies them) and may act differently, but that is up to the developer of the extension.
The only thing that Firefox (add-ons not included!) does in PB mode is not saving session data to disk.

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thanks cor-el for lucid answer,

i was curious b'coz while searching for security problems in firefox, google showed me instances, when add-ons were found to contain Malwares.

i hope Mozilla community is aware of this, & will come up with a solution!!

regards