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Author Topic: "Click to Enable Javascript" Firefox Addon?  (Read 2627 times)

TaoPhoenix

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"Click to Enable Javascript" Firefox Addon?
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:26:08 AM »
Hallo gang.

I am wondering if there is a simple add-on, toggle-able, that acts like a quick and dirty version of No-Script where all java-script etc is "disabled" until you maybe click somewhere (in the add-on toolbar?) which then allows the rest of the site to perform all future scripts.

The basic use case is that full powered No-Script is too hard for me to configure site by site. Specifically the news sites are increasing "sliders" - truly aggressive notification ads and also "legit" rollover-menus that are increasingly not picked up by AdBlock. They feel like being whacked in the head by a stick, metaphorically! So then with this add-on, the basic page loads, the slider(s) are blocked, then you click and go look at the actual site content. Or, read an article and not worry that a mouse-drift won't enable a huge drop down menu *on rollover*.

Any ideas?

Edit: Aren't rollover menus supposed to be at the top of the no-no list for site usability guidelines? But they seem to be increasing!
« Last Edit: June 04, 2013, 08:41:27 AM by TaoPhoenix, Reason: menus »

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Re: "Click to Enable Javascript" Firefox Addon?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 09:56:35 AM »
I use a Firefox addon called QuickJava

TaoPhoenix

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Re: "Click to Enable Javascript" Firefox Addon?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 09:00:51 PM »

Okay, first two I'm testing out QuickJava 1.8.0 and QuickJS1.1.

I'll report when I can! : )


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QuickJS 1.1 Results (ongoing)
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 09:37:31 PM »
Okay, because it's even simpler than the one mentioned above, I'm testing this one first! : )

It appears as a "Google-Like" wheel shaped button on the navigation toolbar. When it's a "wheel", Javascript is on like normal. When you toggle it off, JavaScript is blocked. Early impression: This kind of thing is really promising!

It works so far on:

Yahoo Mail's Sign-Out "News Rotator"
ComputerWorld's drop down menus
IT World Live "scrolling feeder" (but not their drop menus, they seem to be something else and are still very large!)
Lots of stuff on DenverPost.com
Fark.com's yellow drop down nag "feed our squirrels"
Rawstory.com's "Like us on Facebook" Right-Left Slider
Wxyz.com's black "switcher menus"
ArgusLeader.com's big blue drop menus.
NY Post's big drop downs from arrows.
(Found another one) Intl. Business Times ibtimes.com


Does not work so well on:
Uproxx.com's color changing menus
opposingviews.com's menus
Hypervocal.com's huge dropdowns

Tip: Tends to block the video news of new sites, so if that's what you are actually there for, caveat.


((I plan to edit this post a few times as I amble across the web.))

So the other suggestion has a few more buttons, but it's on hold for a little while until I see a "killer" that this ittybitty addon doesn't catch.

Summary for today: So the basic concept is what I was looking for - it seems to eat about 80% of the worst stuff.
And Yahoo Mail seems to mostly still work with it on (at least the old style). So I don't have to toggle it off that many times just to check mail.
 :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: June 06, 2013, 12:23:24 PM by TaoPhoenix »

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Re: "Click to Enable Javascript" Firefox Addon?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 09:53:22 PM »
The Toolbar Buttons extension includes buttons to toggle Java and Javascript on and off.

https://addons.mozil...lbar-buttons/?src=ss

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Re: "Click to Enable Javascript" Firefox Addon?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 11:08:41 AM »
more to the point: http://codefisher.or...toolbar_button_maker ,
but some of the buttons may be too old.