How to lock Mozilla Firefox with a password
In one of my article I have explained how you can lock Google Chrome browser with a password. This time I am writing an article for Firefox users, on how you can lock Mozilla Firefox with a password. We do not have in-built settings unlike Google Chrome to lock the browser. To lock Firefox you need to install a add-on. Master Password+ is an Add-on provided for Firefox users to make the browser password protected.
Benefits of Master Password+ Add-on
- Whenever you open the browser, it will ask you for the password.
- Apart from locking the entire browser, you can also lock the individual window of the browser.
- You can lock the application on demand or you can set the specified time after which the application will gets locked automatically.
- Option to ask for password on startup.
Steps to lock Mozilla Firefox with a Password
This add-on works with Firefox 3.6 – 39. To install this add on to your Firefox browser follow the below steps:
- Open Mozilla Firefox, click on Tools -> Add-ons.
- An Add-ons window will appear with a search box. Type in “Master Password” and hit enter, you will be listed with various add-ons.
- At the top of all you will see Master Password+ add-on. Click on that and install it.
- After installing, it will ask you to restart the browser.
- After restarting, you will see a lock icon in the address bar. Click on that, a window will open where you can set the password for your browser.
How to ask for password on startup
- Navigate to Tools->Add-ons->Extensions. On right side look for Master Password+ and click on Options.
- A window will open, click on startup tab, it will list you with options where you can check the check box of “Ask for password on startup”.
- After this, every time you start Firefox browser it will prompt for password.
Master Password+ is the best add-on and the easiest way to lock Firefox browser and adding lots of security to the browser.