January 2016 Featured Add-ons

Pick of the Month: uMatrix

by Raymond Hill
uMatrix is a point-and-click matrix-based firewall, putting you in full control of where your browser is allowed to connect, what type of data it is allowed to download, and what it is allowed to execute.

“It may be the perfect advanced users control extension.”

Featured: HTTPS Everywhere

by EFF Technologists
HTTPS Everywhere protects your communications by enabling HTTPS encryption automatically on sites that are known to support it, even when you type URLs or follow links that omit the “https:” prefix.

Featured: Add to Search Bar

by Dr. Evil
Make any pages’ search functionality available in the Search Bar (or “search box”).

Featured: Duplicate Tabs Closer

by Peuj
Detects and automatically closes duplicated tabs.

Nominate your favorite add-ons

Featured add-ons are selected by a community board made up of add-on developers, users, and fans. Board members change every six months, so there’s always an opportunity to participate. Stayed tuned to this blog for the next call for applications.

If you’d like to nominate an add-on for featuring, please send it to amo-featured@mozilla.org for the board’s consideration. We welcome you to submit your own add-on!

4 comments on “January 2016 Featured Add-ons”

  1. Lee Hyde wrote on

    Surely it’s long past time that HTTPS Everywhere’s functionality (SSL observatory included) was included within Firefox proper? Especially given Mozilla’s focus on security and privacy as the defining strength of Firefox.

    I’m familiar with uMatrix, It’s developed by the same developer as the memory-freeing marvel that is uBlock Origin is it not? I can’t foresee much use for uMatric given my usage paterns, but like the developer’s other offerings I’m sure it’s a solid add-on (albeit one in need of a UI overhaul to make it integrate better with Firefox’s GUI – i.e. garage door or better yet PanelUI)

    Two good add-ons in the same area are Policy Control (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/policy-control/) and Privacy Settings (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/privacy-settings/). Both by the same developer and with a clean, form-like interface. Again, the UI could use some polish for better integration and accessibility (the toggle buttons are tiny!), but these are convenient (restartless), light weight and unlike many add-ons their toolbar icons fit in perfectly with firefox’s default theme. The developers also has a ‘speadyfox’ type add-on too (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/speed-tweaks-speedyfox/).

  2. Yunier J wrote on

    The article in Spanish 😉

    1. Amy Tsay wrote on

      Thanks Yuni!

  3. is good wrote on

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