Simplifying click-to-play for audio/video in the Tor Browser

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randomcypherpunk
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Simplifying click-to-play for audio/video in the Tor Browser

Post by randomcypherpunk » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:04 pm

Relevant track ticket: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22985

This proposal stands out:
For me, I always use the NoScript icon >> "Blocked Objects" >> "Temporarily allow *@​https://www.youtube.com". This requires only 1 click and enables both audio+video (whereas with click-to-play one has to individually allow video and audio).

However for non-technical persons this isn't obvious at first sight. Fixing this will involve having to change NoScript's UX so that a "Temporarily allow videos and audio from www.youtube.com" shows up that the user can easily understand and toggle to meet his needs.
What do you think :?:
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Re: Simplifying click-to-play for audio/video in the Tor Bro

Post by barbaz » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:07 pm

If this is added to the current options, this could be a great idea. If you're suggesting it replace the current option, -1 because "*@..." allows a hell of a lot more than just videos and audio.

Minor point, the text should read -

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Temporarily allow all <audio>/<video> from https://www.youtube.com
The text from the Tor ticket makes it sound like a one-click button to summon winged unicorns from the skies and magically allow all videos and audio on a page. That is technically impossible.

But IIUC you're asking for one-click options to temporarily allow elements covered by NoScript Options > Embeddings > "Forbid <AUDIO>/<VIDEO>", right? That can be done and, again, IMO is a great idea.


I'm guessing Giorgio won't be implementing feature requests until NoScript has been ported to WebExtensions.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Simplifying click-to-play for audio/video in the Tor Bro

Post by randomcypherpunk » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:53 pm

barbaz wrote:But IIUC you're asking for one-click options to temporarily allow elements covered by NoScript Options > Embeddings > "Forbid <AUDIO>/<VIDEO>", right? That can be done and, again, IMO is a great idea.
Right, and I assume that's the same thing the cypherpunk who wrote that idea had in mind.
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