The Best Firefox Extensions Everyone Should Use

If you are using Firefox, you can make it better by installing add-ons. Yes, that’s what Mozilla calls them – they talk about what everyone else calls “extensions”. Whatever you call them, there are good ones that can help you do everything from improving your privacy to bypassing the restrictions you’ll encounter online.

Note: While there are hundreds of good add-ons, be careful not to install too many at once. Going beyond can compromise your privacy and slow down your browser. While we recommend useful add-ons here, always check what permissions these extensions ask for before installing them. Some of these add-ons ask you to access all the websites you visit. While this permission is necessary for them to operate, it is also a sign that if the developers become scammers, your personal details may be exposed. There is always a trade-off between privacy and convenience when installing these kinds of features, so consider how useful any add-on will be for you before installing it.

uBlock source

To reduce online tracking, look no further than uBlock Origin. It has a solid set of default settings that blocks all kinds of trackers and annoyances on the web. You can also view uBlock Origin advanced settings to make it even more reliable.

When configured properly, uBlock Origin can stop annoying cookie notifications, block trackers, remove tracking information from URLs, and more.

600% Sound volume

600% Audio Volume gives you the ability to adjust the volume of individual tabs. As the name suggests, it can increase the volume of any tab up to 600% and allows you to maintain a different volume level for each tab. For example, you can use this add-on to make messaging app alerts sound quieter than your YouTube videos.

SponsorBlock

Speaking of YouTube, uBlock Origin blocks ads before downloading videos but can’t do anything about built-in promotions. Many YouTubers spend a lot of time trying to get you to buy or use their sponsors’ products. If you are annoyed by such sponsorships, SponsorBlock may automatically skip these promotions.

Absolutely enable right click and copy

Many websites block basic functions such as right clicking, copying or pasting. You can bypass these locks using Absolute Enable Right-Click & Copy . This add-on will allow you to easily insert account numbers and other incredibly long things into banking websites.

Dark reader

Most Internet users prefer bright backgrounds. For those who prefer to use a dark theme on all websites, Dark Reader is a great option.

Facebook container

Meta and all the websites it owns are notoriously bad for your privacy. If you must continue to use the company’s products, you should consider using the Facebook container . This add-on stores all your Facebook data in a container and prevents Meta from tracking you online.

To do the same for several different websites, you can use Firefox’s Multi-Account Container .

Bypass twitter login

Now that Twitter is in crash mode, try bypassing the Twitter login to browse the site without logging in. This is a good way to watch the drama unfold without signing up or logging into your dormant account ( if you can at all ).

Local CDN

LocalCDN prevents unnecessary third-party requests to Google and other Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). It emulates multiple frameworks as local resources, which speeds up browsing and reduces unnecessary CDN requests.

Augmented steam

Steam is the most popular online store for computer games. If you’re browsing Steam in Firefox, you should install Augmented Steam to see useful information such as historical price data, age limit auto-skip, and improved search filters.

All Metric

The United States is one of the few countries that still uses imperial units. Those browsing US sites from other countries, or people who have recently moved to the US, may find these units rather confusing at first. If this sounds like you, try Everything Metric in Firefox. This add-on automatically converts all imperial units to metric and makes it easier to read measurements for non-Americans.

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