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by tlu
Mon May 07, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: Ads and Ad-blocking tools and policies
Replies: 26
Views: 10532

Re: Ads and Ad-blocking tools and policies

Maybe you need Ubuntu, so that you can set up multiple accounts and run them simultaneously on different windowing sessions. That way you can run your banking and your web browsing in entirely separate and locked-down accounts, and switch between them with Ctrl+Alt+F-key. Ubuntu is always a good ch...
by tlu
Mon May 07, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: FF 14, Click-to-Play and Noscript
Replies: 3
Views: 2096

Re: FF 14, Click-to-Play and Noscript

So, if Apply to whitelisted is *not* checked, you're saying that Fx will still block them? Cool. Yes, indeed. But if Apply to whitelisted *is* checked, does the Fx permission override NS? If so, then there's an impossible situation: You can't have selective allow *at all*. (again, using YT as an ex...
by tlu
Sun May 06, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: FF 14, Click-to-Play and Noscript
Replies: 3
Views: 2096

FF 14, Click-to-Play and Noscript

Today I downloaded FF 14 (on Kubuntu 12.04) in order to test the new click-to-play functionality in combination with Noscript - and it looks realy, really good! You have to set "plugins.click_to_play" to "true" which means that any plugins are blocked by default. You'll see a pla...
by tlu
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: NSA and the future of Noscript
Replies: 24
Views: 14206

Re: NSA and the future of Noscript

Your question is the other way around: Can Firefox's native whitelist override NS's config? I would think not, in the same way that ABE can only tighten NS's permissions, not loosen them. Well, we'll see From my layman's perspective I'd say that it might depend on where FF stores those permanent ex...
by tlu
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: NSA and the future of Noscript
Replies: 24
Views: 14206

Re: NSA and the future of Noscript

... So perhaps it will also be possible in a later version that NS will allow executing plugins (even with "NoScript Options/Embeddings/Apply these restrictions to whitelisted sites too") once the planned click-to-play UI allows permanent exceptions as suggested above. Is this not the cas...
by tlu
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: NSA and the future of Noscript
Replies: 24
Views: 14206

Re: NSA and the future of Noscript

Regarding click-to-play: The latest Noscript 2.3.8rc1 changelog says: Smart integration with the new browser-native click to play: if a plugin object is manually allowed from NoScript's UI, it gets also natively activated (noscript.smartClickToPlay about:config preference) That's good (although I ha...
by tlu
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: NSA and the future of Noscript
Replies: 24
Views: 14206

Re: NSA and the future of Noscript

Tom T. wrote:With any luck, we'll have NS 3.x by the time MZ releases that, anyway. :)


Yes, that would be great. :) Let's hope that other plans by Mozilla (like the Supersnappy project that aims to run chrome and content on different threads) will not cause further problems and delays.
by tlu
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: NSA and the future of Noscript
Replies: 24
Views: 14206

Re: NSA and the future of Noscript

Plus ABE, which may require fewer user-created rules when NS 3.x is released. Overall, NS *is* more finely-grained, and I don't know why they want to duplicate/reinvent it. MHO. YMMV. Tom, I don't doubt that NS 3.x is more flexible and finely-grained. Note, however, that my question was if NS 2.x w...
by tlu
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: NSA and the future of Noscript
Replies: 24
Views: 14206

Re: NSA and the future of Noscript

Disadvantage: Exceptions for specific sites like youtube are not possible, IMHO. They are, just not permanent (until you exit the browser only, which may be a very long time these days): NoScript menu, Blocked Objects|Temporarily allow shockwave-flash@http://youtube.com . Well, I meant permanent ex...
by tlu
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: NSA and the future of Noscript
Replies: 24
Views: 14206

Re: NSA and the future of Noscript

@Giorgio and Tom: What I meant is the following. In Noscript you have AFAIK basically 3 options how to manage plugins: 1. By default, if you whitelist a site not only scripts but also plugins are allowed. Disadvantage: Plugins are allowed on all whitelisted sites which is not always desirable. 2. By...
by tlu
Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: NSA and the future of Noscript
Replies: 24
Views: 14206

Re: NSA and the future of Noscript

@Giorgio: Let me ask another question. I mentioned in the first post that Mozilla is planning a click-to-play functionality for FF14 (as a matter of fact, plugins.click_to_play has already been available in about:config since FF11). Are you planning to support that in Noscript 2.x? This would be a v...
by tlu
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: NSA and the future of Noscript
Replies: 24
Views: 14206

Re: NSA and the future of Noscript

@Giorgio: Thank you very much for your detailed answer which makes a lot of sense. I hope that you didn't interpret my questions as an attempt to put unbecoming pressure on you to reveal your business plans or whatever. I was just a bit nervous that you mentioned a Chrome version as a top priority b...
by tlu
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: NSA and the future of Noscript
Replies: 24
Views: 14206

NSA and the future of Noscript

Giorgio, I sincerely hope that you don't mind the following questions. When you introduced Noscript for Mobile in October 2011 you said in comment #7 that the desktop version of NSA would be available "anyway before the end of this year" ( =2011). We all know that this did not happen (whic...
by tlu
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: POC: Bypassing Adblock Plus or Similar Image Blockers
Replies: 9
Views: 5985

Re: POC: Bypassing Adblock Plus or Similar Image Blockers

So yes, there is a way to prevent such things built right into Fx, although you're right, ABP won't do it. I managed to do it with ABP by pressing Ctrl-Shift+I and creating the rule majormike.us##SPAN[style="position: absolute; top: 200px; left: 50px;"] It's not blocked, though, only hidd...
by tlu
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: NoScript Development
Topic: Add a subscription for white/black-lists
Replies: 43
Views: 28139

Re: Add a subscription for white/black-lists

[ Giorgio, I wonder why you didn't include Noscript 3 desktop version. Is it postponed Yes it is, as a consequence of the forced changes which NSA is undergoing because of the sudden move of Mozilla to drop Electrolysis in favour of the Java-native Android shell. Thanks. I had read before that E10 ...