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    Default Firefox 57.0 with NoScript 10.1.2 Frustrating Logins and Not Showing Options

    Running Tumbleweed with KDE Desktop on laptop. Yesterday there was a massive automatic update with over 1800 files updated. It seems these included Firefox and the addons I have, which include NoScript. These no longer work as before.

    Previously NoScript would show a small options box if any scripts were being blocked and if clicked a list of blocked scripts was shown together with an option to allow for this session or permanently allow.

    OpenSUSE forum was one site for example where a script had to be allowed (microfocus?) in order to log in.

    Now there is no option box or any way I can see to allow either permanently or temporarily.

    Is this a fault or me being dumb?

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    Default Re: Firefox 57.0 with NoScript 10.1.2 Frustrating Logins and Not Showing Options

    My understanding is that NoScript 10.x is a complete rewrite for the new WebExtension interface, and is currently missing much of what was in the older version.

    There's a discussion of it at NoScript 10 (webextension) - Updated -
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    Default Re: Firefox 57.0 with NoScript 10.1.2 Frustrating Logins and Not Showing Options

    Yes, the move to Firefox 57 did break XUL and many Firefox extensions were still using that. Mozilla did announce the would ditch XUL in 2015 so it should not be a surprise but that is not how things work.

    Maybe good time to try another Firefox Extension that work instead of NoScript, for example uBlock Origin (simpler) and uMatrix (more into details), you can use them also in parallel.

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    Default Re: Firefox 57.0 with NoScript 10.1.2 Frustrating Logins and Not Showing Options

    I currently ran across this browser it's developed by the same people that did PaleMoon
    https://www.basilisk-browser.org/
    it's a Firefox 5x fork that does not use rust or electrolysis
    it supports all non webext Firefox extensions
    if you don't have a 4+ core cpu or need the old xul/xpcom stile addons it's a good choice for a Firefox replacement or a secondary browser
    there is no rpm file but there is a x64bit Linux tarball

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    Default Re: Firefox 57.0 with NoScript 10.1.2 Frustrating Logins and Not Showing Options

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    My understanding is that NoScript 10.x is a complete rewrite for the new WebExtension interface, and is currently missing much of what was in the older version.

    There's a discussion of it at NoScript 10 (webextension) - Updated -
    Hi and many thanks for the info. Since posting I have done some reading and found out a bit more about what is going on. Sadly that does not make life any better or give me any comfort. For example I learned that the updating of addons to suit the new firefix was not reliable and that I should uninstall and re-install the addons I wanted. I then found that some were not (yet?) available and those that were are as intrusive and seek as many permissions to access my machine as the scripts and cookies I am trying to avoid. Not the place for a rant but must start looking for something strong and simple. Trouble is the websites do not work without all these unsought and unannounced "extras" and that includes banking sites!!!

    Thanks again,
    Budge

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    Peter_Abc NNTP User

    Default Re: Firefox 57.0 with NoScript 10.1.2 Frustrating Logins and NotShowing Options

    On 26/11/17 22:26, Budgie2 wrote:
    >
    > nrickert;2846134 Wrote:
    >> My understanding is that NoScript 10.x is a complete rewrite for the new
    >> WebExtension interface, and is currently missing much of what was in the
    >> older version.
    >>
    >> There's a discussion of it at 'NoScript 10 (webextension) - Updated -'
    >> (http://tinyurl.com/y9sg3nf9)

    >
    > Hi and many thanks for the info. Since posting I have done some reading
    > and found out a bit more about what is going on. Sadly that does not
    > make life any better or give me any comfort. For example I learned that
    > the updating of addons to suit the new firefix was not reliable and that
    > I should uninstall and re-install the addons I wanted. I then found
    > that some were not (yet?) available and those that were are as intrusive
    > and seek as many permissions to access my machine as the scripts and
    > cookies I am trying to avoid. Not the place for a rant but must start
    > looking for something strong and simple. Trouble is the websites do not
    > work without all these unsought and unannounced "extras" and that
    > includes banking sites!!!
    >
    > Thanks again,
    > Budge
    >
    >

    Hi,
    I am using Leap 42.2 currently as my main OS and am fortunate in not
    facing the issues with addons such as NoScript that FFox 57 is throwing
    up at long-standing users. I have had a play with FF 57 on an Ubuntu
    Mate 17.10 install (and briefly on Win 7) and discovered that I had to
    uninstall NoScript completely and look for alternatives. I found the
    following couple simple-to-use JavaScript block and unblock addons that
    work well for me: YestScript2 and NJS (plus I also installed Adblock Plus).

    Cheers,
    Peter

    PS: FF 57 does not open mht files and that is another big issue for me
    and others (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/dont...t-format/22226).

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    Peter_Abc NNTP User

    Default Re: Firefox 57.0 with NoScript 10.1.2 Frustrating Logins and NotShowing Options

    On 27/11/17 13:32, Peter_Abc wrote:
    > On 26/11/17 22:26, Budgie2 wrote:
    >>
    >> nrickert;2846134 Wrote:
    >>> My understanding is that NoScript 10.x is a complete rewrite for the new
    >>> WebExtension interface, and is currently missing much of what was in the
    >>> older version.
    >>>
    >>> There's a discussion of it at 'NoScript 10 (webextension)  - Updated -'
    >>> (http://tinyurl.com/y9sg3nf9)

    >>
    >> Hi and many thanks for the info.  Since posting I have done some reading
    >> and found out a bit more about what is going on.  Sadly that does not
    >> make life any better or give me any comfort.  For example I learned that
    >> the updating of addons to suit the new firefix was not reliable and that
    >> I should uninstall and re-install the addons I wanted.  I then found
    >> that some were not (yet?) available and those that were are as intrusive
    >> and seek as many permissions to access my machine as the scripts and
    >> cookies I am trying to avoid.  Not the place for a rant but must start
    >> looking for something strong and simple.  Trouble is the websites do not
    >> work without all these unsought and unannounced "extras" and that
    >> includes banking sites!!!
    >>
    >> Thanks again,
    >> Budge
    >>
    >>

    > Hi,
    > I am using Leap 42.2 currently as my main OS and am fortunate in not
    > facing the issues with addons such as NoScript that FFox 57 is throwing
    > up at long-standing users. I have had a play with FF 57 on an Ubuntu
    > Mate 17.10 install (and briefly on Win 7) and discovered that I had to
    > uninstall NoScript completely and look for alternatives. I found the
    > following couple simple-to-use JavaScript block and unblock addons that
    > work well for me: [YestScript2]and NJS (plus I also installed Adblock Plus).
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Peter
    >
    > PS: FF 57 does not open mht files and that is another big issue for me
    > and others (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/dont...t-format/22226).


    Sorry for typo but it should read YesScript2
    (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...on/yesscript2/)

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