JWW

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Name JWW
User since January 23, 2014
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NoScript Security Suite

Cautionary tale Rated 3 out of 5 stars

My previous review was glowing...this add-on is well put together but it is, without doubt, hard to use. The average user will either hate it, not understand it and / or not understand why many of the websites they visit simply don't work or don't display the information they expect. For me (and I'm very IT lierate), that makes NoScript unusable. The straw that broke the proverbial camel's back was that it wasted several hours of my time because it was blocking crucial functionality on the web interface of my Synology NAS drive, even though I had supposedly white-listed the site. By pure luck I tripped across a post by another Synology user who had experienced something similar. Whilst I'm glad that my NAS drive UI is in fact working as intended, I'm mildly p'd off that it was NoScript that caused the problem, despite my best efforts. I strongly suspect that 'the average user' would not have solved the problem and would still, understandably, be scratching their heads. I won't go back to NoScript as, IMO, it's a step too far and interferes with 'normal use' of the Internet. I'm sure I'll get slammed for this 'negative' review but the intention is to explain why I'm criticising it, offering some words of extreme caution. You'll note that I've left the star rating 'down the middle' at 3 stars as some credit is probably deserved for the overall design of the software and the maintenance frequency. I'm also not going to say here what I'm using as an alternative - I'm not here to promote alternative products. I would strongly recommend that anyone reading this thinks carefully about what level of security is really appropriate for your use of the Internet. If you're a risk taker and / or technically interested and have the time to deal with NoScript's behaviour on a daily 'webpage by webpage' basis, then fine, give it a go. This is not for the 'average Joe'.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.8.16.1-signed).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Disconnect

Where's Visualise Page? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've used this for a while in Chrome, but now returned to Firefox. Noticeably the 'Visualise Page' option is greyed out! Why...? This is FF 27.0.1 with up to date Java installed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.11.0.1-signed.1-signed). 

InlineDisposition

Perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hopefully this isn't 'abandon-ware'. It works perfectly for me so please keep it up to date. :)

Sidebar Auto Show/Hide

Good, a request though... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for this. Would it be feasible to make the sidebar title a simple drop switch to change the view to History? That way I can lose the toolbar buttons I currently need.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1-signed.1-signed). 

PasswordMaker

The Future Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sadly I have learned that this excellent tool is no longer being maintained. As it's open source, is there a developer out there who will pick this up. Hopefully so. Thanks.

Sidebars List

Very Useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I actually tried 'All in One' first and found it too much. This is pretty well perfect and just the right amount of useful functionality. So thanks - hope you maintain it! :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.1.1-signed). 

NoScript Security Suite

Excellent so far Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So far it's 5 stars as it's doing what I want: Keeps the crap out of my browser and seems to speed it up a tad. Word of caution: don't let anyone tell you can use a web security tool without educating yourself a little. Years in IT has taught me that. NoScript is a tool that requires you to learn and understand a few things but as you (and it) learns your preferences it gets easier, and your browser stays cleaner!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.8.12.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

NoScript Security Suite

Excellent so far Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So far it's 5 stars as it's doing what I want: Keeps the crap out of my browser and seems to speed it up a tad. Word of caution: don't let anyone tell you can use a web security tool without educating yourself a little. Years in IT has taught me that. NoScript is a tool that requires you to learn and understand a few things but as you (and it) learns your preferences it gets easier, and your browser stays cleaner!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.8.12.1-signed).