Revoke Virtual Reality Device Access Permissions in Firefox

Mozilla Added virtual reality support to Firefox web browser even in the version 55.  Now with the version 111.0 of  Firefox, it already supports WebXR. You can enjoy the virtual reality content if you have a virtual reality headset attached to your PC. With a virtual reality headset like HP Reverb G2, you can immerse into the fantastic world of virtual reality.

If you visit a website that supports virtual reality though Fifefox’s WebXR, then that website will ask your permission while you are using Firefox. If you give this site permission only then that site will be able to access your VR headsets. This will be followed by sending the VR data to your headsets.

If you have already given such virtual reality devices related permissions to a number of websites before, then you can revoke them later. Here is how this is done:

  1. Launch Firefox and click on the hamburger icon to pull down the Firefox menu.
  2. From the Firefox menu, select Settings.
  3. On the settings screen, select Privacy and Security category from the left side.
  4. Scroll down the list of settings until you see the Permissions section.Remove VR Headset Permissions from Firefox
  5. Click on the Settings button displayed next to Virtual Reality.
  6. Here you will see the websites for which permission to access VR devices has been given. Select the websites that you want to revoke permissions of and then click on Remove Website. You can also remove all the websites at once by clicking on the button labeled Remove All Websites.Remove VR Headset Permissions from Firefox

The aforementioned method removes the permissions given by you to a website for accessing the virtual reality devices or augmented reality devices. Instead of removing the websites, you can also change the permission from “Allow” to “Block” too. This will block those websites from using the WebXR Device API and finding or using your Virtual Reality headsets.