Hi puckface, thanks for the review! The new version 0.0.23 is available and has considerable performance improvements. In addition, I have created special configurations to be able to turn off features that can affect CPU usage. If you want to know more details or to comment on the problems mentioned above, please see the link: https://github.com/gbaptista/luminous/issues/78
- by Firefox user 15268231, a year agoRated 5 out of 5I did hesitated while rating this extension. After all, i gave 5/5. Why so?
I feel lack of selectiveness, like 'disable [list,of,events] for this.css.selector', once hidden sidebar shows only after disabling and reenabling extension.
On the other hand, i am aware of how deep JS goes into websites and i know it's not trivial to make it perfect.
Ultimately - in my opinion using JS injection to fight JS events is somewhat grotesque and leads to race conditions. There should be in-browser mechanism to actually ALLOW event to be bound to specific element.
After all - idea of this extension is something that should be picked up by Mozilla and incorporated into their products, even as paid option. Definetely 10 out of 5 stars from me.
- by Stin, 2 years agoRated 1 out of 5Searched for 'Script Block'; Found this; Added it to FF; FF froze completely at >90% usage on 5 parent threads; FF completely unresponsive; Had to force-quit FF and restart; Removed said pain in the derriere. Reported for poor quality.
- by Firefox user 12730903, 2 years agoRated 2 out of 5Android user here.
Naïvely, I assumed it'd give me a sensible list of scripts that have run on the webpage, in chronological order.
And broken up into blocks, or in tree format.
With checkboxes to block the script from running again.
Then I could block half the scripts, see if that worked, then block some in the other half if necessary.
And thus catch the offending script (- that kept putting a cursor in the Search Box every time an article loaded on the website I go to, and every time I came back to the page after tabbing away; this caused the mobile keyboard to open, and cover half of my screen. Even when I was looking at the list of tabs, for heaven's sake.)
I thought Luminous would make the job easy. As if.
It gave me three separate lists, titled "Web APIs", "triggered events (handleEvent)", and "attached events (addEventListener)".
What is that supposed to mean?
They seemed to be hierarchical, but I couldn't tell for sure.
The items in each list didn't seem to be in any particular order at all – and if there was a pattern, the program wasn't about to tell me.
In theory, you tap on an entry in the list to block it from executing again.
In practice, one of three things happened:
- the entry changes colour, but nothing else.
- a popup appears, showing script code.
- the item does toggle from being allowed, to blocked. And every time it does, an annoying, blinding white overlay appears for a few seconds.
And there were many dozens of entries in "attached events", all of which I had to toggle. It might take four or six tries for each item, depending on the program's mood.
Every time I blocked some, the number of items in the list kept changing.
The items that disappeared, weren't crossed out, didn't leave a placeholder - they vanished completely, and I couldn't make head or tail of the new list.
- Even if the entries did stay the same, their order kept changing.
- Some of the items in "triggered events" and "attached events" were the same.
- The extension's tab kept closing on its own, without my permission, whenever I switched to a different tab. And then I'd have to open it again every time.
The logger was unreliable too, sometimes giving 'nothing detected so far' under the "attached events (addEventListener)" heading, after a page reload. Yes, after the page has fully loaded. It would take another reload to make anything show up.
After two hours of this, I managed to narrow it down to two scripts – in the higher-level "triggered events" list.
It probably was just one script in the end, but if I tried to find the actual offender, in the shifting, massive "attached events" list, I'd have gone nuts.
And now I'll have to do that anyway, because it turns out that blocking those two scripts (blocking either one of them isn't enough) breaks the site's search function.
This interface is just RAAAAAAAAAAAAW. This is an extension for Java programmers to use, basically.
- by Firefox user 13767848, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5It's a real pity that this addon doesn't seem to be developed any further.
- by Anonymous, 2 years agoRated 1 out of 5No way to set it to work purely as a blacklist. It breaks too many websites and I don't want to whitelist every single one of them, I'd rather just blacklist the shady ones.
- by Firefox user 15138303, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5THE extension to use for defending against session recording, the extremely invasive and unethical method of analytics! It won't block the session recording script, but it will prevent most of the session recording data from being sent.
- by Firefox user 11410084, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Muy buena en chaosimg.site te cuida muy bien pero falla en pixhost.to y imagetwist.com no detecta el JS/ExoClick.A y en la pagina convert2mp3.net no detecta JS/Adware.Agent.AA
( JS/ExoClick.A )(JS/Adware.Agent.AA)
- by puckface, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5great addon, however it has one flaw, and that is that it uses not a lot of cpu power but a fair bit. with idle firefox and luminous enabled i can observe the cpu usage for firefox go up, not a lot but a fair bit. i disable lumoinus and idle firefox uses almost no cpu. enable lumious again and idle firefox uses cpu. this leads to a bit of choppy scrolling as well. this is on solus 3(linux) firefox 58.0.2 64 bitHi puckface, thanks for the review! The new version 0.0.23 is available and has considerable performance improvements. In addition, I have created special configurations to be able to turn off features that can affect CPU usage. If you want to know more details or to comment on the problems mentioned above, please see the link: https://github.com/gbaptista/luminous/issues/78
- by rudecoyote, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Wow! this works great for me, needed to block a script, but not all the scripts as most other plugins do, could see what was working and not, site kept blocking me because of my ad blocker, boy did I fix that with this plugin and I'm a novice, so someone with a little more knowledge than me I'm sure could work wonders , now I'm going to try on other sites that like to play games with scripts, Great work so far.
- by Real McCoy, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5poderia expandir e bloquear anúncios, propagandas, flash e outras coisas que atrapalham e interferem na navegação.Oi Real McCoy, muito obrigado pela sugestão. Não tenho planos de realizar o bloqueio de anúncios no curto prazo, mas recomendo este excelente add-on para este propósito: https://addons.mozilla.org/pt-BR/firefox/addon/ublock-origin