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JavaScript Blocker is a Safari extension that puts you in control of which scripts are allowed on any given website-similar to NoScript for Firefox.

Features:

  • Quickly and easily block advertisers, tracking agencies, and social media networks from monitoring your online activity.
  • Prevent websites from figuring out where you came from.
  • Always know where you'll end up when clicking a shortened URL; a pop-up lets you confirm where you will be redirected to.
  • Prevent inline script execution when using Safari 6.1 or greater.
  • Block frames, AJAX requests, embeds, more...

What's New

Version 4.1.16a:
  • New: Canvas finger protection via user interaction when a canvas attempts to obtain its data URL
  • Fix: No longer run on XML pages
  • Note: If you run into webpages that are constantly prompting you, try blocking one or more scripts to see if you can find the culprit.

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Hmm, i am not sure where all of these negative reviews come from but one thing is clear to me after reading a few of these 1 start reviews/complaints.

User kill_gore's complaints and another user echoed a similar statement in more...

4 people found this review helpful
Version 4.1.2
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Markoh Member IconComment+188
Markoh
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GlimmerBlocker!

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Version 4.1.15
Ulyssesric
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I dropped GlimmerBlocker since it asked me to install the old Apple Java SE 6.0. And it's not updated for over 1 year.

AlexS2255 Member IconReview+9
AlexS2255
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If only this were a proxy server instead of plugin ... sigh

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Version 4.1.7
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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If you want additional security, check out DNSCrypt, https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/41072/dnscrypt. "In the same way the SSL turns HTTP Web traffic into HTTPS encrypted Web traffic, DNSCrypt turns regular DNS traffic into encrypted DNS traffic that is secure from eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks. It doesn't require any changes to domain names or how they work, it simply provides a method for securely encrypting communication between our customers and our DNS servers in our data centers."

Wickedsp1d3r
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Thanks for the suggestion, man. DNSCrypt truly rocks! Installed it with Homebrew, though.

Raven. Member IconReview+46
Raven.
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Very good app.

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Version 4.1.4
Raven.
+1

Last update and the update before... give me more possibilities!
Gets beter and beter.

Kernos Member IconReview+9
Kernos
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I agree with Fishscale. This is an extremely useful extension providing the user with control over what a webpage is allowed to do. I think the negative reviews come from those not willing to spend the time necessary to learn how the program works and the time it takes to modify domains/subdomains frequently visited to get them working as desired. It is not a turnkey extension nor could it ever be. An example would be getting Twitter and Facebook button links to work on a variety of sites. It takes an effort most are not willing to make—sort of like asking casual users to learn regular expressions. To this end Travis Roman (the author) has made it not really necessary to learn regex; the program writes the rules for you 99+% of the time. Kudos to Travis.

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Version 4.1.2
Kernos
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PS: I donated!

Fishscale Member IconReview+869
Fishscale
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Hmm, i am not sure where all of these negative reviews come from but one thing is clear to me after reading a few of these 1 start reviews/complaints.

User kill_gore's complaints and another user echoed a similar statement in regards to not being able to comment on blogs and someone even said the GUI was not user friendly...

This is an extension that is extremely powerful if utilized correctly and that would of course entail reading the documentation provided by the author along with asking other users and the very responsive and generous developer who has made this open source. I am sorry but if you can't comment on a blog look into which scripts are being blocked and allow the appropriate script to run, at the same time you can make the rule temporary or persistent/permanent along with a slew of other options.

The GUI is beautiful so to say it is not user friendly please provide us with a more intuitive layout as I think this setup is easy to read and interpret at a glance even though it provides a complete "picture" as to what the JSB extension is doing, script by script.

Read the documentation, donate or use all advanced features with the built-in generously provided way of activating for free. Read the documentation... I can't say it enough, all your questions will be answered and statements of false advertising this as freeware will again be answered.

It's a shame that people will see the bad star rating from people who failed to learn the extension before writing negative reviews and if you can't uninstall an extension, which is always by clicking the uninstall button in the settings pane for that extension in safari preferences extensions tab. Never heard of a partial uninstall of an extension Kill_gore, why do you need TOTAL when the built-in process provided by apple deletes the extension which is self-contained to begin with?

Sorry for my rant, but I hate reading negative reviews and ratings for a superb and responsive developer who has put in countless hours perfecting the extension so asks if you would but does not force anyone to donate. Donate .10$ if you really wan to be cheap, or nothing, just don't expect the developer to continue keeping this extension up to date when they can get paid to use their skills providing a client with a product they appreciate instead of complaining users with a free extension that they obviously do not appreciate. Sorry again for the rant. ALL 5/5/5/5

ClickToPlugin, Vimari, Sessions, JavaScript Blocker

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Version 4.1.2
Kill_gore Member IconComment+4
Kill_gore
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Would some one be so kind as to link the TOTAL uninstall instructions for this add-on.. even disabled i still am having problems with Shared links and some webpages went from almost instantaneous load to not even loading.. any help appreciated.

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Version 4.0.9.2
Toggleable (Developer)
+1

Taken directly from the help page:

How do I uninstall the extension?
Safari preferences > Extensions > JavaScript Blocker > Uninstall (on the right).

Kill_gore Member IconReview+4
Kill_gore
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once installed you can't do a frgn thing.... REMOVING IT ASAP...
The idea is good but it is not user friendly and the info on how to use is poorly written.. scripts that block every thing on a page ??? really. 5 minutes writing a comments on youtube or Facebook only to have it block it... wtf. fix it!!

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Version 4.0.9.2
RavenNevermore
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Just disable it on the sites you don't need it for. That's what I do. It's easy, click on the icon and click disable in the upper right hand corner. Then click save when the dialog comes down.

I use this for websites that insist on doing things I don't want them to do. But you can't have it running for every website.

sfaggam Member IconReview+4
sfaggam
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Shareware falsely advertised as freeware; small subset of Noscript essential functionality advertised as equivalent of that marvelous software.

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Version 4.0.2
George Baron Member IconReview+19
George Baron
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JavaScript Blocker 4.0.2 was working fine on my iMac, OS 10.6.8. Safari 5.1.10 until a few days ago when I hit the settings on JS Blocker and got the following item: "You have to allow scripts from the host com.toggleable.javascriptBlocker-6S8J5HV3H4 in order for the setting page to function."

Essentially it does nothing now. Help. It also does this with all the other extensions off.

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Version 4.0.2
B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+650
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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It should be noted that JavaScript Blocker blocks the ability to post comments on some blogs. I don't know enough about how the blogging function works to tune for this, so I had to disable the extension. Unfortunately this is not the only security extension that has this effect. I've found that Ghostery does as well.

Don'tTrackMe and ClickToFlash do no have this "feature."

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Version 4.0.2
Cowicide
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>It should be noted that JavaScript Blocker blocks the ability to post comments on some blogs.

Are you sure you weren't banned from those blogs? But in all seriousness, I'm sure if you contact the developer you'll get assistance to fix the issue.

I'm still baffled as to why you think CTF has much of anything to do with Javascript Blocker.

RavenNevermore
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Maybe he meant ClickToPlugin?

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ErvinsS
Version 4.1.15
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Tanone
Version 4.1.8
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iajay
Version 3.1.2
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Med!k
Version 2.7.0
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Version 2.6.1a
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Downloads 12,947
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License Free
Date 23 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free