Most web browser users install extensions — password managers, ad blockers, writing aids, and more. For the most part, those browser extensions don’t cause problems with the sites you visit. But now and then, they do. Take for example the news that YouTube was cracking down on ad blockers — cracking down to the extent that it would block you from viewing content if it detected you were using an ad blocker.
Now, thanks to the latest version of Safari, you can add exceptions such that you can enable or disable extensions on a per-website basis. So, instead of having to set exceptions for a site (which aren’t 100% guaranteed to work), you can simply disable the extension for the site in question.
This handy feature is quite easy to use and does guarantee the results will be effective.
Let me show you how this works.
How to set Safari extension permissions
What you’ll need: The only things you’ll need are Safari version 17 or newer and your favorite extensions installed. I’ll be demonstrating on MacOS Sonoma.
One thing to keep in mind is that this feature doesn’t work for every extension, so your mileage may vary.
Once you’ve taken care of all the sites that are having trouble with the extension, you can close the Settings popup and you’re good to go. There’s no need to restart Safari, as the changes will take place in real time.
And that’s all there is to managing the permissions of your extensions in the latest version of Safari. Hopefully, this new feature will ensure that you don’t have to miss out on your favorite sites, while not having to bother with more complicated configurations or even removing the extension altogether.