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Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

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Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

You removed the Check box from the Options/Content menu to turn off Java, and turning it off under app's has no effect. Java stays on no matter what I do.

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Re: Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

Enable JavaScript was was removed from Options > Content in Firefox 23. Try one of these add-ons to get a "toggle" switch to disable / enable JavaScript.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/js-switch/

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/jsoff/

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Re: Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

Enable JavaScript was was removed from Options > Content in Firefox 23. Try one of these add-ons to get a "toggle" switch to disable / enable JavaScript.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/js-switch/

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/jsoff/

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Re: Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

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Re: Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

Hello,

In Firefox 23, as part of an effort to simplify the Firefox options set and protect users from unintentially damaging their Firefox, the option to disable Javascript was removed from the Firefox Options window.

However, the option to disable Javascript was not removed from Firefox entirely. You can still access it via about:config, or via an extension.

About:config

  1. In the address bar, type "about:config" (with no quotes), and press Enter.
  2. Click "I'll be careful, I promise"
  3. In the search bar, search for "javascript.enabled" (with no quotes).
  4. Right click the result named "javascript.enabled" and click "Toggle". Javascript is now disabled.

To Re-enable Javascript, repeat these steps.

Add-ons You can alternatively install an add-on such as Noscript that lets you disable Javascript on a per page basis as required. No-Script

Thank you and I hope this helps!

New User

Re: Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

I will associate a Word such a Black Cow with a Black Bull, to me Java is Java, and I make no distinction,

I have yet to get one of those Plugins to work. [ I have installed them both, of those Java disabling app's, but do not find there simple Toggle Button ], but I am trying, all I know is with this last update I can not turn off Java [Script]

  I do not doubt that it is something I have done, but I do not understand why the update took away a very simple way to disable this troublesome script. and made it so much harder to try and disable it.
 In fact for me it seems impossible to disable, at this time.
New User

Re: Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

No fix yet, theses apps do not seem to appear after installing, and restarting. I originally installed only one, the top one, but nothing showed up in any menu, though I first checked where it said it would be.

  after restarting Firefox.
  Then I tried the second one, but I never found its Icon either, I am looking for what I am sure is my mistake, but at this time, my Java [Script] is staying one.
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Re: Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

I finally found I had the add on bar disabled [ or unchecked under view ], and now that JSoff seems to function fine I will have to test on a few pages, but this is very nice, if it works.

  Thx U
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Re: Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

removing useful features to force users to use third-party add-ons is not considered "as part of an effort to simplify the Firefox options " your complicating simple things and creating problems just of the sake of it . the content used to have 3 things, 2 options are gone , load images automatically and enable java script . the jave scirpt had three sub options that i used frequently now I'm forced to install firefox 22 ,it will solve the problem.

Grand Master

Re: Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

Please dont get Java and Javascript mixed up.

Java will always work in firefox.

SUMO Contributor

Re: Why is the Options/Content Turn off Java check missing. Java won't turn off

Hi asdon, for future reference, you can modify those three settings using the about:config preferences editor. The following post describes how the three preferences map to the old dialog: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/967108#answer-464407