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How do I enable javascript on per-URL basis?

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How do I enable javascript on per-URL basis?

Important: NoScript add-on is not the answer!

I am trying to secure my Firefox so that by default all scripting is disabled, but can be enabled on per-URL basis. It seems that Firefox itself doesn't have an option for that, and I have to use add-ons. Unfortunately, all add-ons I tried, including NoScript, require javascript to be globally enabled in Firefox (Tools -> Options -> Content -> Enable Javascript). Then they apply their settings, including whitelist. I am not satisfied with this kind of solution, because if something prevents an add-on from running or forces it to stop, the global setting of "enable javascript" kicks in and suddenly all pages can use scripting.

1) Is it technically possible to get a per-URL control with "Enable Javascript" set to disabled?

2) Is there any kind of UI where I could set it so? There are very few websites where I allow javascript, so even something like manually creating an extension is fine with me.

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Site Moderator

Re: How do I enable javascript on per-URL basis?

You can look at this extension:

New Contributor

Re: How do I enable javascript on per-URL basis?

Thanks. Unfortunately, YesScript doesn't provide whitelist functionality at all. NoScript at least has a second-level whitelist, which I still consider insufficient.

Site Moderator

Re: How do I enable javascript on per-URL basis?

There aren't any extensions that allow to enable JS on a URL basis (white-list) apart from NoScript.

Another extension that allows to enable JavaScript on a tab base.

New Contributor

Re: How do I enable javascript on per-URL basis?

I am afraid that's pretty much the same case: If I disable javascript in the Firefox options, the settings for Tab Permissions (also other extensions by Nag. Matsui) are irrelevant.

Site Moderator

Re: How do I enable javascript on per-URL basis?

You can't disable JavaScript globally.
If you do that then it isn't possible to enable it in specific cases.
The only way is to enable JS globally and either disable it by default (NoScript) or enable it by default (YesScript) and change the setting for a specific web page.

Adblock Plus also can block JavaScript.

New Contributor

Re: How do I enable javascript on per-URL basis?

I was afraid that might be the case. Oh well. I will need to check the possibilities in other browsers. Though it seems pretty hopeless - so far the only browsers than can do what I want are Opera (soon to be dumbed down) and Internet Explorer (not trustworthy at all).

Site Moderator

Re: How do I enable javascript on per-URL basis?

BTW, to stay secure, update to Firefox 21 Update Firefox to the latest version

Legendary Contributor

Re: How do I enable javascript on per-URL basis?

I think I've been using NoScript for over 8 years and can't recall ever seeing it stop working of its own accord. While security concern is healthy, the feared scenario may well be extremely improbable.