can no longer disable javascript or turn off images from preferences

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
6 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: jidanni, Unassigned)

Tracking

23 Branch
x86
Linux
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:23.0) Gecko/20130531 Firefox/23.0 Iceweasel/23.0a2 (Nightly/Aurora)
Build ID: 20130531004016

Steps to reproduce:

Looked in preferences to disable javascript or turn off images


Actual results:

Couldn't find it anymore.


Expected results:

Such basic choices are parts of each browser's preferences from day 1 and should not be hidden from users.
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Preferences

Comment 1

6 years ago
It's an assumed choice of the UX team to make Firefox a modern browser (how many websites are usable without JavaScript or images?). For more info, see http://limi.net/checkboxes-that-kill/
To disable JavaScript, go to about:config and set javascript.enabled to false.
Blocks: 851702
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 2

6 years ago
… or use an extension like NoScript, which allows for far greater control on this setting.

Comment 3

6 years ago
Well, I think it is a core function. Should be there.

Comment 4

6 years ago
Flash Thunder, see bug 851702 comment 37.

Comment 5

5 years ago
(In reply to Scoobidiver from comment #1)

> how
> many websites are usable without JavaScript or images?

Most of them. That is : millions.

Comment 6

5 years ago
See also Bug 998456 which is about disabling JS from about:config no longer working.  I feel almost like there is an evil plot going on.
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