Blocks Google Maps too :-( Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I faced some troubles showing Google Maps on different webpages. Disabling "Google Disconnect" helped...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.0.1-signed). 

See the instructions

A Google Disconnect icon shows up in the location bar when Google resources, like maps, are blocked. Click the icon to permanently unblock the resources.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I am also having the same issue with YouTube videos being blocked on Facebook and on other sites as well. There is no icon in the address bar to make site-specific changes.

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Doing the Job Well Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for this great and simple extension. Works as expected in Firefox 12 and 13beta6.... With the new version update next week, in order to work in 14beta and beyond this extension will need an update ! Thanks Again !

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Embedded YouTube via Facebook Rated 3 out of 5 stars

@Brian Kennish - I see no icon in the address bar or anywhere else allowing the user to block or allow resources while browsing YouTube videos within Facebook. Embedded YouTube videos won't show in Facebook posts.

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Essential Rated 5 out of 5 stars

They say power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The level of access that we have given Google to our lives is truly frightening. Thank you Disconnect team for making this app! I have it installed on moral grounds. Fight the power!

I know its still evolving, but I agree with others who suggest that you give options on how to behave - to 'unblock' some of the Google features that people find most useful (like Captcha, inbedded maps, inbedded youtube).

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Trouble with Youtube Rated 3 out of 5 stars

While this is a greate idea execution needs to improve.
I've been visiting a lot of blogs and this blocks embedded youtubes. Don't see anything where it would have been, so don't know that one was there unless the text gives you a hint.

Turns out I have to unblock on many pages, so the value of this add-on is lessened.

Add an option listing some common legit google sites/ sub URLs which users can selectivly reconnect, like embedded youtubes, or automatically make them viewable would be great.

Alternatively, a place holder so you know something is missing, perhaps with a LOAD button.

For now, I'm uninstalling.

ps ditto on the Captcha issue below and Google maps - again a place holder would be good.

pps Firefox 10.0.2 W7/64

Brian, thanks for your advice below, yes I know about the unblock and it worked when I used it, but the issue is that without a place-holder you don't know you need to unblock. Often fancy things on a page don't work, if you are new to a site you don't know that the fancy stuff is there, so you just miss-out. Sorry - don't want to start a blog...

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See the screenshots, read the instructions

A Google Disconnect icon shows in the location bar when Google resources are blocked. Click the icon to unblock the resources.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Blocks Catchpa on sites that require it to download a file. Unblocking via the Disconnect icon doesn't work and the page needs to be reloaded first. This means it needs to be disabled before visiting such a site. Otherwise it's well worth having.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.0.1-signed). 

That shouldn’t be the case

I haven’t heard of this problem before. Do you mind giving us an example site we can test?

You can leave a URL here or at https://getsatisfaction.com/disconnect or mail one to support@disconnect.me.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice - but blocks google maps on some websites (maps blocked on local.ch for example, using FFox 11 on MAC).
edit: see dev. answer (thanks), I have to correct my "but" statement above. more control means ... to control though...:-)

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That’s the purpose of this add-on

Google Maps sends your browsing activity to Google. See the screenshots and instructions above — you can click the Google Disconnect icon in the location bar to unblock an embedded map and your preference will be remembered the next time you’re on the site.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Comes in handy, thanks for your effort towards protecting privacy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.0.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on. Don't have any problems with it yet! I really like the concept & what this company is doing for its customers!! Keep up with the hard work guys!

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

So developer, in effect, what you're saying is that if I already have Adblock running then this plug-in is pointless. There's no use in having it.

Well that's good to know. I'll be sure to tell the others that.

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Don't mention it, G. Traynor Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm aware this is not a forum, yet one word to clarify criticism a a whole.
@G. Traynor : my little investigation was built around the idea of a positive attitude towards 'Google Disconnect'. I would have appreciated that you not call upon my comments to legitimate your score, which appears hence rather nonconstructive.
I was and am not trying to break 'Google Disconnect' but to participate to its elaboration should it be only by experiencieng it : I have no knowledge of coding.
Generally speaking I am as many others concerned by privacy, and 'Google Disconnect' authors are both skilled and honest, obvious for anyone who seeks further into the background of the 'Disconnect' project in its diversity.
I remain convinced that a positive criticism, that is an honest feedback, will only be an advantage (when not mis-considered by other users) for any project, and 'Disconnect' in particular since I feel committed tightly to the state of mind which is behind it.
As I have posted before, 'Google Disconnect' works perfectly on a new profile. My point after was only to layout a personal experience, which in fact was more a puzzle than an 'investigation'
I am following the advance of 'Google Disconnect' and 'Disconnect' as a whole with greatest interest and no "corner smile".

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the extension!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.0.1-signed). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension is working rather well.

My only issue so far is: if the extension is active googlemaps doesn't work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.0.1-signed). 

Maps

Thanks for letting us know! The current add-on (2.4.0) should work with all versions of Google Maps.

Works well Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for all the add-ons (both Firefox and Chrome). So far I have not had any issue with them, and they've done the job advertised.

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Great Add-on! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great Add-on!

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A javascript error Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Sorry for posting a bug here but I couldn't find any contact info on your website or here. The idea is excellent but I can't give an decent evaluation because the java error console reports this error constantly and interferes with my work on Wikipedia.

I am using FF 10.0.2 on Win XP SP3. Google Disconnect version 2.2.0. If you need additional info, please let me know and will gladly provide it.

Error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsIURI.host]" nsresult: "0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: jar:file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Imre/Application%20Data/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/2ngxw4st.default/extensions/google@disconnect.me.xpi!/components/policy.js :: <TOP_LEVEL> :: line 148" data: no]
Source File: jar:file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/User/Application%20Data/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/2ngxw4st.default/extensions/google@disconnect.me.xpi!/components/policy.js
Line: 148

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.0.1-signed). 

Fixed, thanks!

Thanks to your report, we fixed this bug in the latest version of Google Disconnect (2.3.0).

It’d be awesome if you could verify our changes suppressed the error messages you were seeing and update this review with the results.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great! Thank you! Does, what it says!

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great Add-on! Easy to use and it does it's task well. At the right end of the URL bar the disconnect icon shows a line through a G if a google script has been blocked and you can select the icon to allow google to see you on that page. You can add particular sites to a white list feature if you always want google to see you on that page.

This is the first time I have bothered to rate an add-on, so I think that says a lot. I gave a 4 out of 5 because I would prefer to see an image from Disconnect where a blocked YouTube video now leaves a blank space. Instead of utilizing the icon in the URL box ideally I would like to see a Disconnect icon or image appear where a YouTube video would have appeared instead of the blank space. I don't know if this is possible but I think it would be a quicker and more intuitive way to give google permission to see me on a page, particularly if I allowed a friend that is not familiar with Disconnect to surf on my computer.

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It Works Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Loved the facebook disconnect so I installed the Google version too. Im not a technical person, just an average internet user but both extensions seemed to work well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.0.1-signed). 

:-)

Thanks for the feedback.