Browser Add-ons

Add-ons, also called "extensions", are small programs that can extend the functionality of a browser. Thus, the browser can be customized according to personal needs and missing functions can be added, such as an ad blocker, password manager or even media tools. In the following step-by-step instructions, the download and insertion of add-ons for different browsers is shown.

  • Add-ons for Google Chrome

    1. Access Add-ons

    To access the add-ons, click on the "Customize and Manage" icon and open "More Tools" to access the subtab "Extensions".

    1. Access Add-ons
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    2. Administration of Add-ons

    Afterwards, you will get access to the add-ons overview menu. There you can manage the downloaded add-ons. To get to the main menu click the icon in the top left corner. From there you can connect to the "Chrome Web Store" or you can use this link.
     

    2. Administration of Add-ons
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    3. Choose Add-ons

    The web store looks like other app stores and it is possible to download numerous add-ons. However, you should inform yourself in advance how secure the respective add-on is. Some of them require access to page content and can thus access vulnerable data. Therefore, read comments from other users beforehand or get information from the search engine of your choice.
    One add-on we recommend is uBlock Origin, which filters web content.
     

    3. Choose Add-ons
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    4. Activate Add-ons

    After you have chosen an add-on in the web store, you need to click the "Add" butten and confirm your choice afterwards once again. The add-on will be activated automatically and you will be able to manage it in your overview menu from step two.
     

    4. Activate Add-ons
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  • Add-ons for Firefox

    1. Access add-ons

    To access the add-ons, open the "Application menu" and klick on the add-ons menu.

    1. Access add-ons
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    2. Administration of Add-ons

    The add-ons can be managed in the add-ons menu and recommendations are displayed. These can be added directly in the menu. You can search for particular add-ons via the search function.
     

    2. Administration of Add-ons
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    3. Choose Add-ons

    Once you have entered the requestet add-on in the search bar, you will be transferred to Firefox's add-ons store. There you can select the add-on and add it to Firefox. However, you should inform yourself in advance how secure the respective add-on is. Some of them require access to page content and can thus access vulnerable data. Therefore, read comments from other users beforehand or get information from the search engine of your choice.
    One add-on we recommend is uBlock Origin, which filters web content.
     

    3. Choose Add-ons
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    4. Activate Add-ons

    After adding the add-on, another information pop-up will appear, listing the rights and asking for confirmation. The add-on will then be activated automatically and you can manage it in your overview menu from step two.

    4. Activate Add-ons
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  • Add-ons for Safari

    1. Access Add-ons

    To access add-ons for Safari, open Safari and right-click "Safari-Extensions" to open the app store.

    1. Access Add-ons
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    2. Choose Add-ons

    After opening the app store, you can open and install the desired add-on. To do so, you need to specify the Apple-ID and the corresponding password.
    However, you should inform yourself in advance how secure the respective add-on is. Some of them require access to page content and can thus access vulnerable data. Therefore, read comments from other users beforehand or get information from the search engine of your choice.
    Safari downloads entire programs, which you can also launch and edit individually.

    2. Choose Add-ons
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    3. Administration of Add-ons

    To then access the Safari add-ons overview menu, klick on settings with the right mouse button again or press "Command + ,".

    3. Administration of Add-ons
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    4. Activate Add-ons

    Go to the installed add-ons via the "Extensions" tab and activate them. Alternatively to the first two steps, you can open "More extensions" at the bottom right.

    4. Activate Add-ons
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