The extension of NoScript created a hype among the users in the initial phase. It received mixed reviews from the Firefox users, but the confusion has now been settled. So in this context, we will explore the details of NoScript Firefox 57.
Mozilla has altered the interface of the NoScript in the latest version. While the previous version used a list view approach, the newer interface uses a matrix approach.
The current interface presents a toolbar at the top of the page. Underneath the toolbar is the list of domains. The NoScript lists the present domain first and then lists the third-party connections under it. Check the padlock symbol at the side of the domain. It denotes that the connection is secure with encryption because it uses HTTPS.
Each and every domain that is under the whitelist by NoScript provides a certain trust level.
The default preset permissions for NoScript are trusted, default and untrusted. You can also customize the default presets as per your choice. There are some elements that NoScript differentiates which are given below.
The latest version of NoScript for Firefox shows several buttons in the toolbar. We have listed the buttons from left to right.
NoScript also has the feature of adding a context menu item to the right-click menu on its own. Moreover, when you click on the context menu, it displays the main NoScript interface on the user interface of the browser. Also, you can disable the context menu entry by navigating to the Options.
You need to understand the working of NoScript Firefox quantum. If you do not understand this, then you won’t be able to use the NoScript extension properly. The main functionality of NoScript is to show you the list of items that are blocked at the time of loading the sites in your Firefox browser. Once you click on the icon, it displays the connection and the trust levels of every website. If you do not let the execution of scripts, sites may be unable to start all the third-party connections.
If the site is working correctly, then it is not necessary to make any new modification to the trust levels. You may also find that at the time of the first connection, some features may be not working correctly. It can even come to your notice that some elements and scripts are blocked by default. Some sites use scripts for examining form submissions and playing videos for advertisements.
If you alter the domain’s trust level to either trusted or temporarily trusted, then it can allow you to load additional elements. Whereas, if the trust level is set to untrusted, then it will keep away more scripts. You must note that the trusted and the untrusted trust levels are the permanent changes and that they remain available as well.
You may choose to troubleshoot a site when you find that the site functionality is not available. This may happen because the NoScript is blocking these sites. If you are choosing the option “allow all globally” in the NoScript button, then it can eliminate the protective shield of NoScript.
NoScript provides a feature of whitelisting all the sites that are safe to use by default. So, before you use them, check the option “per-site permissions” to be on the safe side. By no means, you can delete the sites that are on the list by default. Yet, you can alter the trust level of those sites from trusted to default or untrusted depending on your need. Nonetheless, if you have the latest version of NoScript, then you will find all the custom sites over there.
The NoScript settings are distributed into four tabs. The functions of these four tabs are given below.
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