- by Firefox user 13504819, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5First of all thank you for all the effort you put into the new Quantum-enabled version of NoScript. I can imagine, it took a lot of time to rewrite this extension, which had been developed for years, completely from scratch.
It is noticable that the new version has been written in a big hurry. The UI is not fully developed and looks like it was made for newbies than for experienced computer users. I know, the UI cannot be changed back. We all will have to accept that XUL is gone. I don't think, the new UI is bad in general. It is just not finished yet.
Sadly, some very important features are still missing. For me personally, giving temporary permissions to a website is a must-have feature. I think this is such a key component that I wonder why it has not been implemented yet. How am I supposed to test a website? Giving it permanent permissions and later revoking them again is not a very effective way.
There are still a lot of things to be done. However, I think a huge step was made already. The basic functionality is now implemented as a WebExtension with more functionality to follow. Keep up the good work. I am sure, the comments and ratings of NoScript will become better soon.
- by Firefox user 10919506, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5"To all the people complaining about the new UI (not that I expect any of them to see this): Giorgio can't revert back to the old UI because that kind of UI is no longer supported on Firefox 57 and above. Nice things like native drop-down menus and dialog boxes are no longer allowed. Those were part of XUL addons. Now we only have WebExtensions add-ons à la Chrome, and if you know Chrome, you know that its add-on interface situation is the same. "Nice" UIs have been prohibited by Mozilla, on purpose, so your gripe is with them, not with Giorgio, the developer of this add-on.
I do agree that the UI could use some work anyway, though, in terms of understandability, ease of use, and looks. But this is still an early version which had to be released in a rush, so give it a while.
I'll still deduct one star from my previous rating because too much comfort functionality is missing at the moment. Temporary exceptions, selective and site-wide, were one of my most-used features of NoScript, and they're not in yet. Also, the options screen is severely lacking, a lot of the behaviour I used to customise can't be changed right now. I assume that all of these things are still possible, and just haven't been implemented yet. Part of that blame, once again, can be put on Mozilla for their hasty and clumsy shutdown of XUL extensions and the rushed und grossly unfinished transition to WebExtensions, which is making life hard for all add-on developers."
- by Langenscheiss, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5Hey.
You realize that you also interfere with content scripts of other web extensions?
On Chrome and Opera, xmlhttp requests can be sent from background pages. On Firefox quantum, this is disallowed by same origin policy (it was allowed before). So the only way to make http requests is to use content scripts. This, however, does not work with no script on!
I don't think this is good behavior. Content scripts from other webextensions are privileged by definition, so NoScript should not disallow them!
- by Firefox user 13504159, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5I hate that Firefox 57 has completely gutted what addon developers are allowed to do. Reading a few homepages of my favorite addons is a sad state of affairs. Couple developers gave up and left to do other things due to firefox deciding to close the doors and use this quantum e10 crap as excuse to close doors to developers making addons that we could use to do whatever we wished.
we had a rating system so we self policed the bad addons as it was. But Mozilla is destroying firefox
now im reading in future they want to monetize addons and charge money for addons using the firefox web store to buy extensions and buy themes.
wtf they think they are apple now?
The old UI worked. It was intuitive. I hate being forced to a seperate tab to control anything. Stop opening tabs!!!! give me a hover based UI.
- by TGHI, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5New UI is a bit clunky, but I want to thank you for continued development in the wake of the WebExtension fiasco.
It's missing individual script blocking though, which is kind of a bummer. I hope there is a way around it that you can implement for the future.
- by Firefox user 13500564, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5Compared with old version, new version miss "temporary allow all scripts in current page" function. So I have to (1). allow each site one by one (2). click "options" to enable "Scripts Global Allowed" for all pages instead of "current one".
Except this one, new GUI is good.
- by Cisco-1, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5I really appreciate the update, but I am so confused with the new gui. I do understand that you were under a lot of pressure to release the new update for Firefox Quantum. Please, do your best if possible, and give us back the old features.
Allow all, or partially allow all this page.
- by George Hazard, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5It's a good add-on but needs work. I can't find a way to hide the number that appears with the add-on at the top of the browser and I feel it's unnecessary. The options doesn't seem to offer a way to hide it.
- by Moony, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5yes - thx for update - still needs lots of work though. not possible to enable "allow temporary" by one click anymore - also the icons are distorted etc. / waiting patiently - keep up the good work and thank you again <3