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screenshotPrivacy Tweaks  |  Download Improve your privacy and browse safer with seven tweaks.

Some of the important features of the Privacy Tweaks 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 Tweaks.

In short, Privacy Tweaks is a multi-browser addon that help you improve your browsing privacy; has a whitelist and ON|OFF switch. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. 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.

4 Reasons to Use Privacy Tweaks

  • Lite and easy-to-use browser addon.

  • Easy access to all privacy-tweaks via toolbar popup UI.

  • Has seven different options to improve your privacy.

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Privacy Tweaks?

    Privacy Tweaks is a lite and multi-browser addon that help you improve your privacy while browsing by using seven different techniques. Simply open toolbar popup UI and mark a desired tweak. Please note that, only few tweaks are selected by default. Also, please keep in mind that, depending on your browser and platform, this addon might behave differently. There are few settings (related to timezone, geolocation and proxy) available in toolbar popup to adjust. In order to get more info about this addon please read the following FAQs.

  • 2. What tweaks are available in Privacy Tweaks addon?

    Currently there are seven different tweaks available for this addon. The first tweak is for blocking annoying contents (i.e. intrusive banners). These contents are the main reasons that cause browsing to slow-down and also a source for leaking privacy due running redundant JavaScript files in your browser. Therefore, blocking these contents from loading could significantly enhances your privacy. Please note that, only "common" items are blocked with this addon (please use a separate addon if you want a full-feature blocker). The second tweak is related to canvas fingerprint blocker. Once you mark this item, your canvas fingerprint will be renewed every time you refresh a tab or a webpage. Tweak #3 is for blocking webrtc leakage. This option blocks webrtc for all websites no matter if you have them in the whitelist or not. Tweak #4 is for changing your timezone. Timezone could be used to reveal your location even if you have a VPN or proxy. Therefore, changing timezone could be a great help in protecting your privacy. Likewise, geolocation (tweak #5) is another source of privacy leakage. This tweak lets you set desired location (latitude & longitude) for your browser. Tweak #6 is for setting desired SOCKS5 host and port for your browser. This is useful if you want to change your IP address without using a VPN service. Tweak #7 is for blocking most common trackers, such as website analytics. This tweak is inactive by default.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Privacy Tweaks?

    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?

    Currently there are 4 settings available in toolbar popup. Setting (a) is for timezone. You can set a desired name and value for your timezone. Please note that, default timezone is Greenwich, UK. Setting (b) is for geolocation latitude and longitude. Default location is 51.482594 and -0.007661. Setting (c) is for SOCKS5 proxy. This setting is inactive by default. You can set any host and port and then activate this option from tweak #6. Please note that, if you use TOR proxy, host & port are 127.0.0.1:9050. The last setting is for whitelisting a domain from all privacy tweaks (deactivates the addon for certain domains). There is a plus button next to item (d). Simply press on this button to whitelist the current tab (domain). Then, reload the tab to see the updated page. As mentioned above, webrtc is the only tweak which cannot be whitelisted. You need to unselect tweak #3 in order to deactivate webrtc. Whitelisted domains are comma separated. You can edit the whitelist in toolbar popup but please make sure domains are added correctly, for example: domain-1.com, domain-2.com, domain-3.com, etc.

  • 5. Can I turn off the addon?

    Yes, you can easily turn the addon off. Please open toolbar popup UI and click on the privacy icon on the top left corner. This button is a toggle switch. When the addon is active, this button has orange color and in the inactive mode, it has a grey color.

  • 6. What is the badge number in toolbar icon?

    The badge number is for tweaks number 1 & 7. It simply counts the number of items that are blocked. Please note that, currently there is no option to deactivate the badge number.

  • 7. Should I restart my browser after changing a tweak?

    No, you do not need to restart your browser after choosing a tweak. Please note that, all changes in toolbar popup UI is auto saved to the memory.

  • 8. Can I reload the active tab from toolbar popup UI?

    Yes, you can easily reload the active tab. Please open toolbar popup UI and click on the - Reload current tab - button at the top toolbar.

  • 9. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?

    Yes, this addon is available for both mobile and desktop browsers.

  • 10. Where can I find the privacy policy for Privacy Tweaks?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.

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Submitting Bugs

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