What am I missing?

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Pat_McGroyne
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What am I missing?

Post by Pat_McGroyne » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:21 am

It used to be as simple as setting "sitex" to untrusted. Now if I want to do that, I get a warning that setting site permissions permanently can leak site information. Damned if I do, and damned if I don't? Is that what this is? I generally steer clear of warnings like that, but cannot forbid certain known sites unless I do. Wasn't always this way, so what is my best and safest option?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:79.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/79.0

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Re: What am I missing?

Post by therube » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:23 pm

See, viewtopic.php?f=7&t=25983.

Warning only appears in Private Windows.
Default (I believe, ?) is to not save permanent permissions in Private Windows.
If you set it to, the warning appears, to make you aware.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0 SeaMonkey/2.53.5

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Re: What am I missing?

Post by barbaz » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:28 pm

Pat_McGroyne wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:21 am
what is my best and safest option?
Ignore the warning, enable setting permanent permissions in incognito/private tabs, and get back to enjoying NoScript being as simple as setting "sitex" to untrusted. That feature is there because of Tor browser users, which you appear not to be.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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