How can I lock my browsers?

Parul Gupta August 14, 2012
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Is there an add-on/extension/software through which I can lock my browsers, Firefox and Chrome. Something which would prompt a password when someone opens browser, but locks automatically when closed.

  1. jrasulev
    August 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Or you may use parental control

  2. Aditya Roy
    August 19, 2012 at 6:00 am

    You can use DIscoLocks to lock any of your browser/IM or any other software as well

    • Aditya Roy
      August 19, 2012 at 6:01 am

      But its for Windows XP only!
      http://discobytes.com/discolock/

      • Parul Gupta
        August 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

        Thanks Aditya...:) That solved all my problems...

        • Aditya Roy
          August 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm

          :)

  3. Alan Wade
    August 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    With Chrome download this plugin:
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/simple-startup-password/ojoalkffommhmdmbohjphohoejjmgepc

    Simple Startup Password will lock Chrome the way you requested.

    • Alan Wade
      August 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      For Firefox use ProfilePassword acvailable here:
      http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/profilepassword-en.html#PPFF

      That should meet your requirements.

      • Alan Wade
        August 14, 2012 at 4:03 pm

        As a footnote you can also lock your Thunderbird profile should of course you use TB. The download link is on the same page.

      • Parul Gupta
        August 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

        Hmmm... discolocks for much better suited as my requirement... as i can lock other programs as well...

    • Parul Gupta
      August 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you Alan... That was exactly what i wanted...

  4. Erlis Dhima
    August 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    For firefox:
    Go to Tools > Options > Security > Change Master Password (or add master password..)

    It's easy...

    • Alan Wade
      August 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Not that easy..............
      Your method does NOT meet the ops requirements, it only locks stored passwords.

      • Erlis Dhima
        August 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm

        Ah, I see! Sorry!
        I see you have posted a way for this problem.. Good!

  5. susendeep dutta
    August 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    • Swaroop Nunna
      September 13, 2012 at 6:44 am

      Good one, helpful for chrome users

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