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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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- In the address bar, type "about:config" (with no quotes), and press Enter.
- Click "I'll be careful, I promise"
Thank you and I hope this helps!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Okulungisiwe ngu asdon
Java will always work in firefox.
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
Hi asdon, I understand you don't want an extension to replace a function, but for an extension that extends your control over what scripts can do well beyond the old Advanced Options dialog, check out this one: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/controle-de-scripts/
Why? Because some idiot inexperienced developer at Mozilla thought it was a good idea to inconvenience everybody and expose them to security vulnerabilities. And because there was no-one at Mozilla with the nous, common sense, to stop him (or her). Gross management failure.
To quote antivirus.about.com on the subject
"chances are also good that you very seldom actually need Java. That's a good thing because Java is fast becoming one of the most targeted third-party applications for malicious exploit via the Web. One easy thing you can do to avoid this method of attack is simply disable Java. When you do need it for that website game or calculator, just re-enable it (but be sure to turn it back off when you're done)."
Java itself is very capable of running malware, but useful when legitimately used. It has many public variables which give away all manner of information concerning your configuration (and identity).
I recommend this addon by Doug G, which has a list of unobstrusive toggle buttons in the status bar. It has recently been promptly updated v 220.127.116.11. 25Aug2013 to cope with FF 23 stupidity.
I am guessing that the folks here at mozilla don't get that this is happening.
MINE and probably YOURS are on the LEFT, the one we NEED is on the RIGHT.
WHERE IS IT??????
Okulungisiwe ngu moirraine
Hi moirraine, this was an intentional change for the reasons described in this article: http://limi.net/checkboxes-that-kill
(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful. You might want to bookmark this page for future reference.
(2) In the filter box, type or paste java and pause while the list is filtered
If you envision making this change frequently, there are several new add-ons that create a toolbar on/off button listed in
other recent threads this thread. (I haven't tried any of them myself.)
Okulungisiwe ngu jscher2000
I guess that you didn't read this whole thread.
The two in the thread marked as the Chosen Solution.
And this one just above your posting.
Install the extension and restart your browser to get the Statusbar icons. Configure the options to display which Statusbar icon's you would like, customize the toolbar with which buttons you choose and enjoy. It's that simple!
If you aren't using the Add-on Bar (previously where the Statusbar was located) you won't see the "buttons" for that add-on. You'll need to retrieve them from the Customize Palette.
I don't think you guy are getting the reason for all of the objections. However, I think I can simplify it for you:
ONE HANDED TYPING
What users are wanting is a simple toggle.
By using the 'Develop menu' option, one is saying 'I know what I'm doing'.
Try that one-handed. No, seriously, you. Do it now and then go back to the page you were previously viewing. Convenient, huh?
What you have done is tantamount to a car manufacturer removing the temperature gauge because 'it confused some users'.
I don't want to install NoScript and be constantly fiddling with it. I just want a toggle.
For now, I'm trashing my current Firefox and downloading Firefox 22.
In Firefox you can do it this way without an extension:
Open the Web Console (Firefox/Tools > Web Developer; Ctrl+Shift+K) and click the Toolbar Options button at the far left of its menu bar.
But, yes, another reason this enforced & (quite literally) arrogant change is wrong-headed.
further reading: bugzilla 873709 &c
See the sad future: [getaustralis.com]
available for trial in the nightlies
and (one of many) an exemplary comment by pd (November 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm)
also (presumably now defunct) 4. 5. & 8. of
I'd go with quickjava addon until it's functionality is removed by those in a position to do so.
Okulungisiwe ngu the-edmeister
Thanks, cor-el; yes, but thats 3 clicks, scroll, click & click out. And hidden.
unless of course you were already using one of the addons with status-indicator plus toggle icons (see above), in which case 1 click & clarity at all times; no obfuscation, no inconvenience, clear to novices, no injected security problems.
The former standard was: 4 clicks, and hidden - which is part of the badly perceived problem. But we ordinary users are arguably silenced by the leader of this disaster
One could take it to
but it may well be 'talking to the hand'.
There are many reasons why i like a single click JS or Java disable, one that i am sure others have encounter is the streaming video sales pitches that we are hounded with when browsing the net. I understand the need for such things to support, and pay for many of the web sights.
But many of them will continue to loop, over, and over and over, (while I am trying to concentrate on something that is important to me) Hearing a sales pitch about a new kind of panty Hose, or a new additive to bathroom cleaner is rather distracting.
Normally I would just click my no java button, and refresh the page, and voila, it would go away.
Other reasons vary, like the pages flame you with Pup's constantly, and flash things on the screen that will not let you even read it without clicking on the [X] (which will probably lay and egg in your system you don't want. )
I mean to say that there are times when you just have to have Java, but there are many times it is very troublesome
I have and add-on now that does do that for me, but I think it is a feature that should be default in the browser, (Easy to see, and easy to understand what it does, and why) [Java ON/Java_Off]
Okulungisiwe ngu taglag