Firefox Containers: Use Them to Organize Your Online Life.
See if this sounds familiar. You just read about a new phone and now every ad you see on the internet is about the phone. Almost every site tracks your activity to show you ads that you are more likely to click on.
If you’re tired of it or just want to separate work and personal browsing, Multi-Account Containers can help you. In this article, we’ll talk about multi-account containers and how you can use them to organize your online life and protect your privacy.
What are Multi-Account Containers?
Multi-Account Containers is an official Firefox add-on developed by Mozilla that allows you to separate different online behaviors to prevent tracking and increase privacy. This means you can separate your work and personal life online and prevent websites from tracking your activity on other sites.
Containers allow you to:
log into different accounts on the same site; prevent social networks from tracking your activity on other sites; isolate each site you visit to avoid trackers and increase privacy.< / li>Combine with Mozilla VPN to secure your IP and location
Containers work by putting all site data (such as cookies) into site-specific containers. Sites opened inside a container cannot communicate with other container tabs and therefore cannot share your data with other websites.
Note. Unfortunately, multi-account containers are only available for the Mozilla Firefox browser and not for other browsers such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. The add-on also only works with the desktop version of Firefox, not the Android or iOS versions.
How to Install Multi-Account Containers
To install multi-account containers:
Open Firefox and go to the Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension page.Click Enable.
That’s all; Multi-account containers are now enabled in your web browser.
How to use multi-account containers
Once installed, multi-account containers can be easily accessed by clicking the Containers icon in the toolbar. It looks like three squares and a plus sign.
Web page classification
Load the page you want to visit in a new tab.In the Firefox address bar, select the Multi-Account Containers Add Site icon. Select the category you want to place it in from the drop-down menu.
This URL will now be linked to the category you selected. Whenever you download it, it is loaded inside a container that stores site data separate from other containers.
You can also add web pages to containers like this:
Select the Multi-Account Containers icon.
Select “Always open this site at…”.
Add, modify and remove containers
The add-on comes with four default containers: Personal, Work, Banking and Shopping. You can add as many as you want to separate different tabs from each other. For example, you can add containers for the social networking sites you visit, such as the Facebook container.
Click the “Multi-Account Containers” icon.Select “Manage Containers”.
Click New Container.
Set the container name, tab color, and icon, then click OK.
Managing the list of sites
If you want to change or remove sites from a specific container, you can do so by managing the list of sites.
To manage site lists:
Click the multi-account container icon.Choose Manage Containers.
Select the container for which you want to manage the list of sites.
Select Manage Site List.
Click the trash icon to remove the website from the container.
Multi-account containers let you automatically sort containers and tabs.
Select the Multi-Account Containers icon.Select Sort Tabs by Container.
Open containers using shortcuts
You can open entire containers by pressing Ctrl + Shift + 1-9. You can also change which container is activated by each label:
Select the multi-account containers icon, then select the information icon.
Scroll down to the labels section and select the label you want to change. Select the container you want to install for this shortcut from the drop-down menu.
Enable access to bookmarks
To give multi-account containers the ability to open a bookmark or bookmark folder inside a container, you need to grant additional permissions.
Select the “Multi-Account Containers” icon, then select the information icon.Check “Enable bookmark menu”.
How Multi-Account Containers Add-on Can Increase Your Privacy
Here are some ways to use multi-account containers to not only organize your web experience, but also increase your privacy and reduce your web presence.
Sign in to multiple accounts on the same website. For example, if you manage a work email account and also have a personal email account, you can sign in to both at the same time by putting them in different containers.Prevent trackers. Separating activity across different accounts can help prevent your activity from being tracked. For example, you can separate your purchases from social media so you don’t receive targeted ads. Combining multi-account containers with a privacy-focused ad blocker like uBlock is a powerful way to significantly reduce your digital presence.
Consolidate multi-account containers with Mozilla VPN. Mozilla VPN is now available in select countries and integrates with multi-account containers to add an extra layer of security for certain tabs. This means you can bypass geo-blockers to access your bank (and other websites) while abroad.Reduce security risks. Because all of your containers are separate, if you fall victim to a phishing attack, the attacker will only have access to the data inside that container.Stay focused. Separating personal and work browsing can help you stay focused while avoiding tempting tabs while you’re trying to be productive.
Privacy is Security
It’s hard to keep your data private these days. Hundreds of companies have access to your personal information and use it to create a profile that tracks your browsing habits and suggests you the ads they think you’re most likely to click on.
To mitigate this and prevent websites from tracking you, use multi-account containers. The advantage is that you can separate your personal and work habits to better focus and organize your life.
Firefox Containers: Use Them to Organize Your Online Life
Firefox Containers: Use Them to Organize Your Online Life