Some of the important features of the Privacy Guard & Manager 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 Privacy Guard & Manager.
In short, Privacy Guard & Manager is a browser extension that helps you manage your browsers privacy settings.
5 Reasons to Use Privacy Guard & Manager
Easily change browser privacy settings from toolbar popup UI.
Has 19 settings to adjust (the number may varies depending on your browser and OS).
Has the option to reload active tab and popup UI to see the changes.
Can increase your privacy while browsing internet.
Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers for in operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Privacy Guard & Manager?
Privacy Guard & Manager is a multi-browser addon that helps you increase your privacy by adjusting few privacy settings in your browser. Simply open toolbar popup UI to see the list of available options. Each setting has a dropdown list which you can use to select desired value for that item. Once an item is changed, it will be saved to the memory automatically. Moreover, when you hover on any item within the toolbar popup UI, a description is shown at the bottom of the UI. Please read this description before changing any option. You may also see some disabled items in the toolbar popup UI. This is due to the browser version and OS limitations. These items may become available in future updates in your browser or OS.
2. How can I work with this addon?
In order to work with this addon, simply open toolbar popup UI. Find desired a desired setting in the popup and change the value from the drop-down list. Please note that all changes are auto saved to the memory.
3. How can I download the source code for Privacy Guard & Manager?
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. What settings are available in toolbar popup UI?
Privacy settings are categorized in 3 section. The first section is for network settings and it has 5 items to adjust. Second section is for services settings and has 7 items in it. The last section is for websites settings and includes 7 options. As mentioned above, depending on the browser version and OS, some of these items may not be available for you to change.
5. What settings are available in network privacy section?
Network privacy has 5 options to adjust. The first item is network prediction option. According to Chrome developer website, if you enable this setting, the browser will attempt to speed up your web browsing experience. The second item is for Peer Connection. This is a privacy setting to enable or disable RTCPeerConnection interface. It is currently available for Firefox browser only. Next setting is for WebRTC multiple routes. Once you enable this option, your browser will explore all routing options when using WebRTC to find the most performant path (and possibly exposing IP address). Forth option is for WebRTC non-proxied UDP. When this setting is enabled, your browser is allowed to use non-proxied UDP to connect to peers when using WebRTC. The last option in this section if for WebRTC IP Handling Policy. This option allow users to specify the media performance or privacy adjustments. There are 4 values available to choose for this item from the drop down list.
6. What settings are available in services privacy section?
Network services has 7 options to adjust. The first item is password saving. If you enable this setting, the password manager in your browser will ask you if you want to save passwords or not. Alternate Error Pages is the second option that enables your browser to help resolve navigation errors. Third option is for autofill forms. Once enabled the browser will offer you to automatically fill web-forms. Forth option is for safe browsing experience. If your enable this option, the browser tries to protect you from phishing and malware websites. Search suggest is the fifth item in services settings. Once this option is enabled, it offers you search predictions and completions of what you have typed so far. Sixth setting is for spelling service which helps you correct spelling errors when you are typing. The last option is for translation which offers you to translate pages to a desired language. As mentioned above, depending on your browser and OS, some of these setting may not be available in toolbar popup UI.
7. What settings are available in website privacy section?
8. What buttons are available at the top section in toolbar popup UI?
There are 4 buttons available in toolbar popup UI at the top section. The first button is - Reset to Default. Please press on this button if you want to reset all setting to the default values. Please note that this operation is irreversible, meaning that you cannot revert the changes back to your settings. Next button is for reloading the active tab. Once you make any change in the popup and want to see its effect on the active tab, please press on this button to reload the active tab without closing the toolbar popup UI. Third option is for reloading popup UI itself; this option is useful to make sure your settings are saved to the memory. The last button is for opening this support page.
9. How can I request a feature for this addon?
This support page has a bug report form. If you have a feature request or found a bug which you want to report, please fill out the bug report form in this page.
10. How can I reset all privacy setting to the default values?
As mentioned above, please open toolbar popup UI and press on the first button at the top left corner. All changes will be reverted back to the default values.
11. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?
Yes this addon is available for both mobile and desktop browsers. Please note that some settings may not be available depending on your browser and platform.
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