Some of the important features of the Policy Control 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 Policy Control.
In short, Policy Control helps you quickly disable and enable all content settings per website basis, easily from toolbar popup UI.
5 Reasons to Use Policy Control
Adjust settings per website (domain) basis from toolbar popup.
Has a button to reset all settings back to default values.
Toolbar icon changes color when the addon is not active (or when tab URL is invalid).
Available for Chrome and Opera browsers.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Policy Control?
Policy Control is a multi-browser addon that helps you easily adjust all content settings from toolbar popup UI. These settings are adjusted per website (domain) basis. Once you open the toolbar popup UI, tab URL will be appeared at the top section in the UI as a pattern (i.e. http://example.com/*). Adjust what you need for this pattern and then reload the webpage. Please note, all changes are auto saved to the memory. If you want to reset the content setting changes to the default values, please press on the remove (X) button at the top next to the input field.
2. What options are available for each setting?
In general there are two options available for each category (allow or block). But for some categories (such as location) a third option is also available (ask). Simply choose desired option and it will save to the memory right away. Please reload related website(s) for changes to take effect.
3. How can I download the source code for Policy Control?
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. Is Policy Control useful to increase my privacy?
Yes, Policy Control can block some important sources of privacy leakage (for example location, cookie etc.).
5. How can I remove all policies for a website?
In order to remove all policies for a website, please press on the cross sign next to the input field (remove button). This button will reset all the settings back to default values. If you want to change just one option, please open toolbar popup, find the specific option and then adjust the preferred value through the select button. As mentioned above, all settings are auto saved to the memory.
6. How can I open the options page?
This addon does not have any options or settings to adjust. All you need is available in toolbar popup UI.
7. How can I suggest improvements for this addon?
In order to suggest improvements or report possible bugs for this addon, please fill the bug report form in this page.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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