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or the Ghostery add-on
using all addons makes you headache with enabling , disabling , restarting . which was possible with a click on setting .
NoScript itself has bad behavior in its past (attacking/disabling Adblock when installed together). Allowing such access to another party is far from an ideal solution. The less people you give access to your computer, the better.
This is a horrible and unexpected decision for Firefox. Unfortunately I don't know of any alternative or I would switch immediately. Firefox is abusing its position to put its users in a bad situation.
For those who know what they're doing, try it this way:
(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.
(2) In the filter box, type or paste java and pause while the list is filtered
If you want to try a different add-on than NoScript -- which I heartily recommend, but which isn't for those who want a simple on/off switch -- you could try this one: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/tab-permissions/
Third party programs are a very poor method for something so simple. Now you have to worry about the third party program continuing to work, and whether you can trust an extra party (as I mentioned, even NoScript has done untrustworthy things before).
For such an important and simple function, these are ridiculously bad methods. I'm in shock Firefox has gone down this dark path.
Modified by math.man
Is it possible to say it for a friend ? when they call you on phone and ask you ? It is safe to go to about config three times a day ? Obviously no. Mozilla is making mistake to throw its users. Third party addons are written by people or companies you even never heard their name. Who can guarantee that they won't collect every thing you have ? Who can guarantee that they are not vulnerable . I think it is the right time for Mozilla to bring the option back
Modified by fawadmz
" Who can guarantee that they won't collect every thing you have ? Who can guarantee that they are not vulnerable?"
All Add-ons available from the official Addons.Mozilla.Org website undergo a very rigorous multilevel Full Review process before they are allowed on the AMO website, and for every update of each add-on.
There are a few add-ons which receive a Preliminary Review and are classified as Experimental, and have this warning on their download page.
This add-on has been preliminarily reviewed by Mozilla.
Hi Huntress, I don't know whether these checkboxes will return any time soon. It seems unlikely. Do you know about these extensions? They have a more convenient UI than the old checkboxes, but yes, they are more bits and pieces to manage.
- The Image Block extension "adds a toggle button that conditionally blocks/allows loading of images on webpages."
Thanks to all who offered suggestions.
I'm sorry, I have no helpful reply, but just had to say, thanks loads guys, you just ruined Firefox. Disabling java script was the easiest security measure when visiting questionable websites. You will no longer be my default browser, in fact, if i can find a replacement, I see no reason whatsoever to continue using it. Really Lame decision, guys.
EDIT: I'm sorry, I did not see your reply jscher2000, and thanks, that does work. But come on, this was the only solution? thanks, but I want my simple check box back -_-
Modified by ThanksAlot
I am really annoyed that Mozilla has made this change. I don't see why I should install an add-on for something that should be basic functionality? Please change it back. If you want to prevent n00bs from accidentally turning off JS, then either hide it as an "advanced setting" or provide finer granularity of control in about:config.
I'm going to (begrudgingly) try NoScript, otherwise I'll roll-back to FFX 22.
I'm going to lock this thread, all relevant ways to turn JS on and off are above (Add-ons or about:config). this change was done to help protect the typical user from accidentally breaking Firefox and the web. For advanced users, either use an add-on or about:config. For those saying we should have moved it to an "Advanced users" menu, we did, that's what about:config is.