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Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by vanishpapkin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:48 am

Giorgio Maone wrote:
confre wrote:I checked "Backup NoScript configuration in a bookmark for synchronization" but NoScript synchronization doesn't work.
This option doesn't work anymore on Fx 4.
Just grab latest NoScritp version from http://noscript.net/getit#direct (2.1.0.1 or above) and NoScript's settings will be transparently synchronized with the other Firefox preferences.

Thanks for the link.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by djk » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:58 pm

Does the syncing include the settings of trusted sites and customization? With the current release 10.1.8.16, it seems I am having to add the trusted site back in that were previously added.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by barbaz » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:35 pm

lpthomas wrote:Is there any way to exempt NoScript from being sync'd with Firefox?
I would think it's possible in theory but would need to be implemented as part of NoScript. Maybe NoScript could have an option like "Always write all settings/data only to chrome.storage.local" or similar.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by lpthomas » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:28 pm

Is there any way to exempt NoScript from being sync'd with Firefox?

Because of the 100kb problem (I think), NoScript works differently anyway from device to device, even though I'm syncing with the same username. In fact, some sites I allow will sometimes disappear from my allowed list after a sync.

It would also be a great feature for me, to have different set of NoScript sites and behavior for my work and home laptops (for example).

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Guest » Mon May 14, 2018 9:14 am

Hi,

my noscript_data.txt is 152 kB in size. Hence, my script settings are also not synced anymore. It might be an idea to add a "Check for domain existence" button to the site whitelist in order to manually purge sites that no longer exist. This will reduce the size of the whitelist. NoScript may also work faster if fewer sites exist in the list.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by hirvinen » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:43 pm

Hi,

any progress on this?

Workaround idea:
1. serialize data-to-be-synced to json
2. compress it ( see e.g. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... #p14111285 )
3. base64 encode it
4. split into 16384 B chunks (minus a few bytes for a sync timestamp + part number headers)
5. when reading, combine chunks based on headers
6. decompress
7. deserialize.

That should get at least a few hundreds of kilobytes of worth of uncompressed config synced.

If there is interest in something like this, but no time to implement, I would be interested in contributing.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by thunderblast » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:56 pm

thunderblast wrote:Hi Folks!

Noscript 10.1.7.3 is not working properly on firefox. For instance I'm not able to list blocked scripts and whitelist them, unless I go to preferences and insert the url manually. This only happened with this version other versions are still working fine.
Any idea what might have been wrong?
If required I can provide a screenshot showing the behavior.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by thunderblast » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:55 pm

Hi Folks!

Noscript 10.1.7.3 is not working properly on firefox. For instance I'm not able to list blocked scripts and whitelist them, unless I go to preferences and insert the url manually. This only happened with this version other versions are still working fine.
Any idea what might have been wrong?

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Giorgio Maone » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:03 am

boistordu wrote:So nothing?
Please I ould really like to know if it's a bug on my end or if it is implemented like that in the webextension....
It's not a bug on your end, but not a NoScript bug either.

NoScript's permissions list uses the browser.storage.sync API, which is the only way to synchronize settings for WebExtensions without using external web services with all the obvious consequences for transparency of use (you should provide credentials) and privacy of the service itself.

WebExtensions have no control at all on the frequency or the granularity the synchronization happens. Worse, if the data to be synchronized exceed 100KB in total (or, the even worse part, 16KB per object) the API fails. NoScript falls back to local storage in that case, but no synchronization can happen anymore.
Mozilla Developer Network wrote: The main use case of this API is to store preferences about your extension and allow the user to sync them to different profiles. You can store up to 100KB of data using this API. If you try to store more than this, the call will fail with an error message. The API is provided without any guarantees about uptime or performance.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by boistordu » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:50 am

So nothing?
Please I ould really like to know if it's a bug on my end or if it is implemented like that in the webextension....

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by boistordu » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:04 am

Where are we on this front?
still no sync for our preferred webext in 58.0.2?

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by simpson » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:54 am

Giorgio Maone wrote:It does support it, but unfortunately Firefox's sync implementation for WebExtensions allows for a very limited set of data to be synchronized.
You need to enable it from the Sync options, by checking "Add-ons", however it will fail
for medium-large NoScript permission configurations :(
Thanks for the reply! Do you know if the 100kb is per addon or per account, that is, do the bookmarks and settings and all that count towards the 100kb?

Also, may I suggest two things, regarding NoScript sync:

- Notifications;
- A more agressive sync by default;

ScriptSafe does this wonderfully, it has sync notifications (whenever it gets synced or whenever it syncs) and it syncs much more frequently than noscript. I wonder, how often does NoScript sync? It would be nice if there was an option, in the settings, to change that value-

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Giorgio Maone » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:54 pm

It does support it, but unfortunately Firefox's sync implementation for WebExtensions allows for a very limited set of data to be synchronized.
You need to enable it from the Sync options, by checking "Add-ons", however it will fail
for medium-large NoScript permission configurations :(

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Guest » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:50 pm

I will just suppose it does not and carry on with my life. Thank you.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by simpson » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:16 am

Does the new version of noscript support firefox sync? And if so, how do I enable it? There's nothing regarding sync in the settings (!!) and in about:config there's nothing with starting with "noscript".

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