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New way to disable JavaScript in Firefox

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#1 woolie


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 01:26 AM

Firefox has changed the way to disable Javascript. ~ OB

How to disable JavaScript in Firefox

By Martin Brinkmann on July 30, 2013 - Tags:mozilla

Up until Firefox 22, the current stable version of the web browser, JavaScript could be turned off in the content tab of the browser's options. Here you only had to uncheck "enable JavaScript" to do so. A fast way to get there is to tap on the Alt-key, and select Tools > Options to do so.

With Firefox 23 comes a change that removes that option from the browser. It does not remove the ability to turn off JavaScript, only the menu option where it was listed in previously.

Whenever Mozilla makes a change to the browser, I'm trying to figure out why it was done. In regards to JavaScript, it appears to have been done so that inexperienced users do not turn the feature off by accident.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 15 November 2015 - 10:50 PM.
Edited to comply with fair use rules. ~ OB

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:48 AM

I'm a big fan of NoScript myself but really dislike the idea of Mozilla going down the route of too much hand holding in that regard.  If a new user was able to get in there in the first place and disable it they should be able to get back in and turn it on.  Many website will redirect and pull up a web page showing you how to enable it (so they can have a better chance at drive by attacks).  Mozilla should at least leave another advanced option button to disable it (IMHO).


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for the heads up.

What about deactivating the Java plugin in Firefox via Add-ons > Plugins, and in Java Control Panel?

I'm curious because I have not used Java in a long time now since it is easily exploited and not really needed.

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