[Feature Request] Textual representation of scripts list

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[Feature Request] Textual representation of scripts list

Post by rsargent5x5 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:07 pm

Every so often, I come across a site that uses 30 or more scripts from various places. I would like to be able to get a textual representation of NoScript's UI list of these. XML, JSON, plain text - any one would be good.

Even when there aren't more scripts than will fit on my screen, I sometimes want to write to the site owner and challenge them on the necessity and purpose of what they are loading from some of the sites listed in NoScript''s UI.

A screen print is often not useful, since many sites won't allow uploading of an image when writing to their support team. Taking a screen print and manually transcribing it is a nuisance.


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Re: [Feature Request] Textual representation of scripts list

Post by barbaz » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:21 pm

You can already select the script listing as text by dragging with mouse, then Ctrl+C to copy. Is that sufficient for your case?
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Re: [Feature Request] Textual representation of scripts list

Post by therube » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:06 pm

(As brain-dead most UI in Quantum are, I would have never figured you could do that.
While it works, It is awkward, though.)
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Re: [Feature Request] Textual representation of scripts list

Post by rsargent5x5 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:11 pm

barbaz wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:21 pm
You can already select the script listing as text by dragging with mouse, then Ctrl+C to copy. Is that sufficient for your case?
This is what I get. It's a help, but not great.

…mint.com
…crazyegg.com
…demdex.net
…ensighten.com
…google-analytics.com
…googletagmanager.com
…gstatic.com
…intuit.com
…liveperson.net
…lpsnmedia.net
…nanorep.co
…nanorep.com
…segment.com
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Re: [Feature Request] Textual representation of scripts list

Post by barbaz » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:47 pm

rsargent5x5 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:11 pm
It's a help, but not great.
What more are you seeking?
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Re: [Feature Request] Textual representation of scripts list

Post by rsargent5x5 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:10 am

barbaz wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:47 pm
rsargent5x5 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:11 pm
It's a help, but not great.
What more are you seeking?
Specifically, if I were to write to some company complaining about all the "stuff" they're installing in my browser, it would be a good thing to be able to show them the complete domain or URL, depending on what NoScript actually has. The ellipsis suggests it is being cut off. e.g. if "demdex.net" really is all there is, why show it as "…demdex.net"?
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Re: [Feature Request] Textual representation of scripts list

Post by barbaz » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:28 am

NoScript Options > Appearance, "List full addresses in the permissions popup"

Probably still not ideal for your case. But does it get you the full information you want? You might need to distill the list down after copy-pasting, to filter out any redundant lines with the ellipsis.
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Re: [Feature Request] Textual representation of scripts list

Post by rsargent5x5 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:50 pm

barbaz wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:28 am
NoScript Options > Appearance, "List full addresses in the permissions popup"

Probably still not ideal for your case. But does it get you the full information you want? You might need to distill the list down after copy-pasting, to filter out any redundant lines with the ellipsis.
Thanks. I think that will work well enough. This site shows up with:

Code: Select all

…informaction.com
https://forums.informaction.com
However, intuit.com shows up with a mixture of the extra detail and not:

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…intuit.com
…appdynamics.com
https://cdn.appdynamics.com
…ensighten.com
…google.com
…gstatic.com
…intuitcdn.net
…online-metrix.net
https://h.online-metrix.net
The ones that don't show the detail appear to be trusted, almost.
In the GUI, google.com and intuitcdn.net do NOT show the dots that copy and paste shows.


So, this appearance change is an improvement but definitely not ideal. I guess I've been spoiled by working in Smalltalk so long, where getting my hands on the model or presenting the raw model to a developer user is so easily done.
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