Anyone who creates an add-on that does not tell the user it is either installed or working has neither comprehension of product development or empathy for the user. All we need is a button, a lousy icon to show us it installed and its working. NOTHING. No feedback, no explanation, no idea what it is doing since I see no changes. Of all the stupid ideas I've seen in Firefox extensions, this one is in a class by itself. Might as well be vaporware if there is no GUI. I guess he just disabled his own button. SMH.
I can't find how to use this app. The screenshots show how to access it from the menu "Tools", but there is no Tools menu anymore. It just is that orange Firefox menu, and Settings takes you to a ugly "web page".
I gave it 1 star due to a great installation. Installed it, restarted my browser, and it is no where to be found....that's when I remembered I don't need an add-on to enable Java or add a website to the exceptions list. You do all of that using the Java applet that should be found in Windows Control Panel....instructions found at Java website https://java.com/en/download/help/jcp_securityslider.xml
Instructions from Java website-
In the Java Control Panel, click on the Security tab. Deselect the check box for Enable Java content in the browser. This will disable the Java plug-in in the browser. Click Apply. When the Windows User Account Control (UAC) dialog appears, allow permissions to make the changes. Click OK in the Java Plug-in confirmation window. Restart the browser for changes to take effect.
To allow a website to use Java you need to add the sites URL in Exceptions in the Java applet in Windows Control Panel.
It's great when it does what it's supposed to do, but it doesn't come with instructions. I eventually figured out that you had to press Ctrl+Shift+F3 to bring up the Disabler, but only after scouring the Internet in desperation. Careful as I was, it sometimes caused other things to stop working, such as Like and Reblog buttons. I got a little fed up with it and disabled it for a few hours so I could enjoy catching up with my friends' blogs. After I turned it on again, I noticed that my old blocks weren't taking effect again. I was still seeing hideous banner ads and suggested friends and all of the garbage I had disabled. I tried to re-disable them, using the keyboard commands, but the Disabler never popped up. I uninstalled and reinstalled it, and still, nothing.
If anyone can help me out, if anyone can help me get this add-on to start functioning again, I would appreciate it.
I couldn't find any way to toggle anything, as promised multiple times in the description. After reading some reviews, I got a clue there might be something in the menu bar, and did find the control under Tools.
So this review probably solves the problem for anyone reading reviews, but I wanted to get the appropriate star rating in for the benefit of people who don't invest that much time into choosing add-ons.
Skip to the end if you just want to really be able to disable all kinds of stuff. Rant coming:
That's NoScript for you. It's not small and simple, but small and simple only gets you so far - sure, it works great for Unix-like systems, where the philosophy of programs - every program does one simple thing only, and it does it perfectly. But the thing is, these tools are designed to work together to solve problems that were not known when they were written. And to be combined in whatever ways one could want.
Browser addons, however, are nothing like that, and too simple often does either too little or too much, and of course without providing any fine tuning.
However, if you *really* want to be able to disable/enable all kinds of things - images, animations, css and stuff you wouldn't have thought of, I think it was an addon called Web Developer Toolbar. Not just Web Developer - and it does come with a toolbar, but I prefer not waste space by having it enabled - instead I placed it's icon to my status bar (which you need another addon to have, like Status Bar Restored), which provides all the stuff the toolbar has, but in nice menus. That addon can really disable, dude.
Night mode, CSS blocker and media blocker are implemented in version 1.2, available here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/just-disable-stuff/versions/ . Funny story - Mozilla didn't accept it because I didn't want to make JDS widget, to avoid mess in menus/bars. But looks like I'll have to make some mess eventually - one user already complained about it. If You're looking for night mode, I extracted it into distinct addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/the-night-owl/
Was wondering if it was normal I got no check icon whenever one of the options is enabled. As of now the Just disable Images for instance appears the same whether or not it is enabled (at least here on Linux, with the latest Firefox).
Is it a possibility to add a button in in Firefox 33, the menu from where it should be accessed is hidden by default. The only way to access this extension is by pressing alt access it through the menu.
It seems like I can only install version 1.1 from the firefox add-on menu. I really wanted this app for the night mode, but it is nowhere to be found. Can you make sure to upload the version with night mode? You seem to be the only one who has developed a night mode add on