Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice addon, works perfectly.

There is one bug I've noticed though:
When the button is placed to the menu rather than to the toolbar, the icon text of the button turns into Non-English upon using the button.

Great idea, let down by Firefox Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In firefox 24 this does not show up, despite having both options clicked. I cannot believe how dumb Mozilla has been to force people to use javascript. I have to deal with stupid sites that prevent pasting data into fields and before I could easily deal with them.

Update:

I found that by going to 'about:config' and then searching for 'dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled' you can toggle this to 'false' and stop sites preventing you from copy/pasting data.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Can't believe I had to add three separate addons to Firefox 23.0 just to revert mindblowingly stupid decisions by the developers (trying to force us to always have a useless tab bar on, not having a config checkbox for JavaScript, and removing the Advanced JavaScript config options completely - of which so far I've only found a fix for turning back on the option to prevent fascist sites from disabling right clicks).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A very much needed addon after Firefox 23.0 removed the option to disable Javascript.

Firefox 23 also does not have a status bar, so to use this addon, after installing it and restarting firefox, go to Tools, Addons, click the Options button beside JS Switch, and tick the box for "Show and Option in Tool Menu", then you can access it in the Tools menu in the browser top menu bar.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely perfect for turning off javascript. I have to fill out several forms online daily. They are blocked from copy-and-paste with javascript. This plugin allows me to simply turn it off, do the copy-and-paste that I feel is necessary, and then turn it back on to send.

Before, I was using the Chrome plugin that turns off/on javascript. The problem with that one is that a webpage reload is necessary after turning it off on the particular forms I'm using. This one is much-easier, no reload necessary.

Congrats to the programmer of this well-needed plugin!

Works well, gray hard to see Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've been using JS Switch for several weeks now: it does the job promptly upon being clicked, and doesn't bog my ancient system down.

There's one problem though -- when JavaScript is off, the "JS" turns a light gray that I find very hard to see against many window colors. Outlining the letters in black would solve it without making it any harder for folks with dark color schemes.

When I tried to teach one of parents how to use JS Switch, I also ran into another color issue: they are used to red meaning "stopped," so they would click it over to gray and get confused when pages broke. Giving the user a few colors to choose from for on & off (like in a drop-down in the preferences pop-up) might be the simplest solution.

"Zenturio" said in the review before mine that this is the only one-click JavaScript disabler, but there's another called JSOff that uses red/green dots. I find that having JSOff & JS Switch alongside one another in a toolbar is perfect, as the red dot is easier to see than the gray JS and the red JS reminds me what they do better than the green dot does. :)

Side note (regarding Zenturio's comments): the review system IS supposed to indicate personal preference. As the instructions say on the page for writing the review: "what features you liked and/or disliked...any disadvantages it has." That means that if I find the gray JS hard to see, or if it won't work for someone in text-button mode, we're supposed to include that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.9). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is my summary about this add-on after using it intensely for more than a year:

Back then, I've evaluated all possible add-ons for JavaScript execution control, and I chose this solution over all others. I've kept at ti ever since, and installed it on every computer that I've set up.

This is the only SINGLE CLICK solution to disable JavaScript. Compare that to changing "rules" and clicking your way through menus and dialogs, like other "solutions" do...

It is also the only solution that also allows full control over WHEN to disable JS. The very moment you notice annoying activities on a website (ex. lots of animation, overlays popping up, etc.), you just click the red JS icon and they stop. But it's your call, always...

... because thankfully, this add-on does not assume by default you don't want JS (like NoScript does). That would be an absolutely inadequate assumption for contemporary Internet. (In times of Ajax, most websites are tuned to work *with* JS, not without. Amazon? Google? They all need JS for their full feature sets.)

LBNL, it is extremely light on resources. With only 8.2K, it's a flyweight among its fat "colleagues". (NoScipt is 500+K, for ex.)

And yes: It doesn't run "in the background", so it doesn't slow down Firefox at all.

There are absolutely NO privacy and security risks with this add-on (despite someone's lame attempt to suggest so in the comments below.)

All in all, JS Switch is a jewel in simplicity and elegance. It does ONE THING, and IT DOES IT WELL. Just the way software should be. Many thanks to the developer! Great work!

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Now a few words on those negative ratings below:

Both ratings and comments are absolutely unjustified and out of place!

The rating system is not meant to express personal preference, but to rate if and how well an add-on works as advertised. Obviously, whether color is used to indicate status is a matter of personal taste. I have found color for status visualization an excellent choice, but moreover, the add-on description doesn't falsely suggest otherwise.

The other one... Well, that other rating looks like it is by someone affiliated with NoScript. If so, that's so lousy that I don't even have words for it... But even if not, rating and add-on poorly because they *prefer* another one - that's just ridiculous.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.9). 

No good in text-button mode Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately this relies on a change of colour in the icon to indicate whether it is active. This is useless for those using text-only buttons.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.9). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.9). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Use NoScript instead, it's much better for privacy and security

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.9). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Really helpful! Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.9). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

very good, thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.9). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice little addon. Not terribly sophisticated, but it gets the job done.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.9). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great, works perfectly. BUT: Please add a keyboard shortcut! At the very least, make it so the Tools menu item has a key assigned to it (so that, e.g., Alt-T followed by E will work). Some of us hate using the mouse. :-) Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.8.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pretty useful.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.8.1). 

JS Switch Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been looking for a simple toolbar switch for javascript enable/disable. This is it! Simple to install, and it takes little space on the toolbar. It changes color to red when enabled and grey when javascript is disabled. It is easy to use and does what it is supposed to do.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.8.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

小巧,实用。正是我所需要的。

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.8.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's convenient, and works fine.
In fact I can hardly find another simple add-on which provides this functionality, except for JSDisable, so someone who doesn't like the red "JS" icon can try JSDisable.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

GOOD JOB!it;s better than YES(No)script smaller is better

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

簡單方便的小按鈕,要處理一些 JavaScript 的防護也很方便。

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.5).