19 March 2024

Panic Button 5.0 release candidate 1 released!

A release candidate build is now available for Panic Button, the Firefox extension from AE Creations that hides your browser windows from curious eyes with a click of a button. Unless there are any last-minute showstopper bugs, this may become the official release of Panic Button 5.0.

Read on to learn more about what's new in this version of Panic Button, and how to get it!

What's New

  • Improvements to some of the built-in Panic Button icons
  • Enhanced keyboard navigation in the extension preferences page, Change Icon dialog, and the Restore Session page
  • Other behind-the-scenes improvements to ensure compatibility with future versions of Firefox

Things You Should Know About

  • Panic Button 5.0 requires Firefox 115 or newer. 
  • The version number of this release candidate build will appear as 4.999.1 in Add-ons Manager.
  • Panic Button won't work if Firefox is set to "Never remember history" in Privacy & Security settings.

How to Get It

To install this preview release, head over to the Panic Button 5.0 release candidate 1 page on GitHub. Look for the link to panicbutton-5.0rc1.xpi, then click on it to install.

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Panic Button should be posted to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, now hosted on Groups.io.

If you find a bug, you may file a bug report on GitHub. Please search the issues list first to confirm that your issue has not already been reported.


Many thanks to Crowdin contributor jeleniogorzanin for translating Panic Button into Polish!

If you are fluent in English and another world language and would like to help update or add a new translation, consider contributing a translation in Crowdin. Localizations in other languages are always welcome, and will be added in future releases.

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