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How can I disable addons from running on certain tabs, windows, or websites, without having to create a whole new profile?

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Not every potentially site-breaking addon has a site whitelist or enable/disable list. While some addons exsit for "sandboxing" tabs - it only sandboxes the pages loaded on that tab, not what the browser/addons do to them. I've already searched for solutions, and frankly, I'm surprised that this question hasn't been asked before until now: Why can't multiple "profiles" be run side-by-side, on a per-tab and/or specific-website(s) basis, in the same browser window?

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What are the add-ons giving you problems, and on what web pages? What kind of problems?

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Basically any addon that affects ssl settings. Not all of the extra "hardening" to ssl that addon does results in a certificate error or warning when I try to load a page. Some of them cause redirect errors or even just a blank screen with nothing loaded at all. Even if I "whitelist" a page in an addon's settings, that page could still not load because the addon has changed the browser's settings itself...

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I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

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When changing ssl settings in Firefox they change for every website. It can only be done with another profile.

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There is a possibility you might find something at the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.