Some of the important features of the Firewall Lite addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Firewall Lite.
In short, Firewall Lite allows you to block annoying contents, scripts and banners. This extension blocks scripts before they get executed by the browser, which, in-turn saves your bandwidth while increasing the page rendering speed and performance. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.
6 Reasons to Use Firewall Lite
Allows you to block all annoying banners, scripts, images, iframes and many more.
Ultra light Addon with no significant memory and CPU usage.
Unlike others similar products, this extension uses hard coded filtering rules for fast and reliable performance.
Effectively blocks scripts on popular websites such as Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Yahoo.
Saves your bandwidth while increasing page rendering speed and performance
Available for all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari) and platforms.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Firewall Lite?
Firewall Lite is a multi-browser Addon for your browser to block annoying contents, banners and more. It works based on two methods. The first is using CSS (HTML styling language) to hide the annoying contents. This is a fast and instant method to block all the annoying contents. There are two methods to work when CSS is active, the first one is to hide the contents and second one is to highlight all of them. Once you highlight them, it will show them with a red border and yellow background. So all these contents are thoroughly visible in the screen. For the second method, the Addon uses web-request monitoring tools to block targeted URLs. This works by checking each URL against a pre-defined list of black-listed URLs. If a URL matched this list, it will be blocked from loading. This method completely blocks all annoying contents and scripts. However, since the validation process imposes a big work-load to your machine, it may speed-down the browser to some extent. The Lite method uses CSS, and Full method uses web-request to block annoying contents. If both these methods are active, you wont see any annoying contents at all.
2. What is new in this version (for Opera and Firefox)?
Check Opera Addon page, or Firefox Addon store for information about recent updates (Changelog).
3. How can I download the source code for Firewall Lite?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How to add/remove the toolbar button in Firefox?
To add/remove the toolbar icon right-click on a free space in your Firefox toolbar and select "Customize...". Now you can drag and drop the button to a new position.
5. How to access to the settings for this Addon?
All the settings are available within the toolbar popup in this Addon. Simply open the toolbar panel and adjust your settings at the top section. The first item is an ON/OFF switch button to turn the Addon ON or OFF. Once the Addon is disabled, the icon goes gray with no background. The second button is for Highlight or Block functionality. As discussed above, clicking on this button will highlight and block annoying contents instantly. The last button is for Full and Lite modes. The default option is the Lite mode where the Addon works based on pure CSS technology. If you click on the Full mode, a web-request technology is also added to the filtering strategy. For a comprehensive operation use the Full mode.
6. How to install this extension in your Firefox?
In order to install, head to Mozilla Store and click on "Add to Firefox" button.
7. How to uninstall this extension from your Firefox?
In order to uninstall, go to Firefox -> Add-ons -> (Extension Name), then press on the Uninstall button.
8. How to add a website (URL) to exclude from filtering?
In order to exclude a URL, click on the toolbar-popup and enter the desired URL in the designated space within the panel.
9. How to remove a website (URL) from the exclusion white-list?
In order to remove a URL, click on the toolbar-popup, find the URL in the list and press on the close button (red cross-sign) next to the link.
10. How to add a custom CSS rule?
To add a custom CSS rule, open the toolbar panel, click on the left button next to the input area. Add the CSS rule to the designated area and then click on the plus (+) button. Please note that, the CSS rule should valid otherwise it wont be added to the list. There are many websites that you can check these rules for free. Just search in Google to find one and validate your CSS code before adding it to the Addon.
11. Is the filtering list updated on a daily bases?
No, it is not updated on a daily bases, however every time you update the Addon the list is also updated automatically.
12. Is this Addon compatible with the latest version of Firefox (Firefox Nightly)?
yes, it is tested and fully compatible with the latest version of Firefox, including the beta channel and Firefox multi-process. It is also compatible with the latest versions of Google Chrome, Opera and Safari.
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