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Re: I mostly browse with JavaScript... (source)

by tye (Cardinal)
on Aug 09, 2003 at 23:24 UTC ( #282512=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I mostly browse with JavaScript...

Thanks to Coruscate for Re: poll ideas quest which inspired this poll. I felt his choices were too specific to a limited set of browser(s). I tried for a more generic set of options (but may have failed).

Note that "Disabled, enable when needed" is meant to include having two different browsers, one with JS, one without and picking between the two depending on what you are doing.

                - tye


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Re: Re: I mostly browse with JavaScript... (source)
by Juerd (Abbot) on Aug 09, 2003 at 23:41 UTC

    Note that "Disabled, enable when needed" is meant to include having two different browsers, one with JS, one without and picking between the two depending on what you are doing.

    What about people who use prefbar to enable JavaScript only when needed? It takes a single click to enable or disable features with this nice toolbar. It's not two different browsers, but it does fit the "Disabled, enable when needed" description.

    I usually browse with JS enabled. But when JS slows down a site, or is used for annoying things like text that follows the mouse, scrolling titles or statusbar texts, I disable it by unchecking a checkbox. I have Java disabled, but when needed it can be enabled with a similar checkbox. Etcetera... :)

    Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', plp_site => 'plp.juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }

      No, when I said it "includes" having 2 browsers, I certainly didn't, well, exclude "disabled, enable when needed" from "Disabled, enable when needed".

      But you raise a good point. That should also include "enabled, disable when needed", which is a configuration I hadn't considered. (:

                      - tye
Re: Re: I mostly browse with JavaScript... (source)
by deliria (Hermit) on Aug 10, 2003 at 11:17 UTC

    I prefer browsing with Opera 7. It has a quick preference menu under F12 which allows you to:

    • accept/refuse/background/ accept requested popups
    • enable/disable animated gifs, plugins, javascript, java and audio
    • enable/disable proxy support/ referrer logging / cookies
    • change your useragent string.

    So, no need for 2 browsers :P

      I have two problems with opera (even though I'm using an earlier version of opera now), is that some of the 'corporate' web site which I need to use, require an early version of netscape, which opera doesn't proppery render. Also, requring to buy a new version every year at 35 bucks a pop gets expensive. Plus, for a long time, it didn't have support for imap protocol which I use heavily at work. (begining to get off topic here...)

      ----
      Zak
        Aside from some websites who dynamically alter the DOM of the page Opera does most things correctly (and some things even better than IE, IMAP is supported and there's no need to fork over $35 if you use the adware version :).
      deliria, very well said. I've used Opera since pre-5.x days and that's one of the best features it's got. I like being able to disable pretty much any animation/scripting at the click of a few keys and then being able to re-enable after whatever it is has been done.

      As for 'not killing popups', that's where Opera shines in my book. "Only allow requested" in Opera lets through those I want, such as phpBB login/pm windows and the like. All the others can rot! I also use the email client in Opera, which knocks out 99.99% of the "viruses" that are spread through Outlook* (I'm refering to .vbs and other macro viruses).
Re^2: I mostly browse with JavaScript... (source)
by Coruscate (Sexton) on Aug 16, 2003 at 00:36 UTC

    You are quite welcome tye. I thought myself that the options were too specific. It was difficult choosing because of lovely browsers such as Opera/Mozilla that allow you to pick specific options to enable/disable.

    It is disturbing to see that most people are running around with it turned on :| Myself, I am now back to using IE (as I have reinstalled my windowsx xp home), which only allows enable/disable as one option. I'll be installing Opera soon of course. But for the moment, my answer is to disable it unless it is needed. Which then requires a very simple sequence to enable/disable it {sigh}:

    Disable JavaScript:
    alt+t, alt+o, shift+tab, right arrow, alt+c, END key, PAGE UP, (up arrow) x 4, spacebar, ENTER, y, ENTER, ctrl+r

    Enable Javascript:
    alt+t, alt+o, shift+tab, right arrow, alt+c, END key, PAGE UP, (up arrow) x 3, spacebar, ENTER, y, ENTER, ctrl+r


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