JavaScript Blocker
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Safari extension controls which scripts run on Web sites.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 4.1.10:
  • Fix: GM_getValue will now return undefined instead of null. This fixes scripts that expected this result, such as GoogleMonkeyR.
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JavaScript Blocker User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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AlexS2255 reviewed on 30 Mar 2014
If only this were a proxy server instead of plugin ... sigh
[Version 4.1.7]

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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 20 Apr 2014
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."
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Raven. reviewed on 01 Feb 2014
Very good app.
[Version 4.1.4]

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Raven. replied on 20 Feb 2014
Last update and the update before... give me more possibilities!
Gets beter and beter.
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Kernos reviewed on 14 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 4.1.2]

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Kernos replied on 14 Jan 2014
PS: I donated!
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Fishscale reviewed on 30 Dec 2013
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
[Version 4.1.2]


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Kill_gore commented on 05 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 4.0.9.2]

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Toggleable (developer) replied on 08 Dec 2013
Taken directly from the help page:

How do I uninstall the extension?
Safari preferences > Extensions > JavaScript Blocker > Uninstall (on the right).
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Kill_gore reviewed on 05 Dec 2013
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!!
[Version 4.0.9.2]

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RavenNevermore replied on 30 Dec 2013
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.
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sfaggam reviewed on 03 Oct 2013
Shareware falsely advertised as freeware; small subset of Noscript essential functionality advertised as equivalent of that marvelous software.
[Version 4.0.2]


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George Baron reviewed on 28 Sep 2013
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.
[Version 4.0.2]


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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 31 Aug 2013
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."
[Version 4.0.2]

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Cowicide replied on 31 Aug 2013
>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.
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RavenNevermore replied on 21 Oct 2013
Maybe he meant ClickToPlugin?
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Cowicide reviewed on 27 Aug 2013
If you're not using this with Safari, you're stupid.
[Version 4.0.1]

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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 29 Aug 2013
Oh please! ClickToFlash does the job perfectly well and has been for years. This plugin is for those who want more granular control over Flash playback - there must be at least a dozen people who need to do that.
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Cowicide replied on 29 Aug 2013
B. Jefferson Le Blanc, you have no idea what you're talking about.

What JavaScript Blocker does and what CTF does are two very different things.

I use CTF & JavaScript Blocker together with Safari at the same time. You should educate yourself on the purpose of each.

If you told either developer that they are the same thing, they'd both laugh at you.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 29 Aug 2013
@ Cowicide: I didn't tell you or the developers that the two extensions do the same thing. Perhaps you should learn to read before you go throwing stones.

If you use both at the same time, that's fine. No one said you couldn't. But calling anyone who doesn't use JavaScript Blocker "stupid" is just plain rude and, well, stupid. I'm sure the developer would have preferred you praise his app without making offensive remarks about those who do not use it.
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Cowicide replied on 29 Aug 2013
>I didn't tell you or the developers that the two extensions do the same thing

Nah, you just implied it instead and brought up CTF for no apparent reason.

>But calling anyone who doesn't use JavaScript Blocker "stupid"

Lighten up, it's not meant to be taken literally. But, if one uses Safari and they don't use JavaScript Blocker with it... they are, indeed, uninformed and possibly brain damaged.

^_^

>If you use both at the same time, that's fine

Thanks!

>I'm sure the developer would have preferred you praise his app without making offensive remarks about those who do not use it.

I was washing the developer's back last night in the shower and the dev whispered to me that anyone who uses Safari without JavaScript Blocker is possibly a socialist.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 29 Aug 2013
@ Cowicide: Funny how whenever someone throws around gratuitous insults they invariably tell the person or people they insulted to "lighten up." Got news for you, Cowicide, an insult is an insult however you try to paint it afterwards. With friends like you the developer sure doesn't need enemies.
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Ulyssesric replied on 29 Aug 2013
B. Jefferson Le Blanc, you have no idea what you're talking about. Javascript Blocker could be used to control Flash playback, but it's not the prime function of this extension. JavaScript Blocker could disable Google trackers, meaningless Facebook "Like" or G+1 counts, Ads in iframes, commenting services such as Livefyre and Disque, and those annoying prompts from adf.ly.
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Cowicide replied on 29 Aug 2013
>got news for you, Cowicide, an insult is an insult

I'm sorry I insulted the stupid. I will go to a stupid awareness program to become more sensitive to the plight of the stupid.

Thank you for your stupid advice.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 30 Aug 2013
@ Ulyssesric: Like Cowicide I don't think you know what I'm talking about. I take nothing away from JavaScript Blocker. Yes, it does more than ClickToFlash - obviously. Do I take exception to Cowicide's rude remarks? Most certainly. I think he does the developer of JavaScript Blocker no end of harm with his snide comments. It's entirely counterproductive. Cowicide is a died-in-the-wool tech snob. And he's clearly proud to be so. He's here for the sole purpose of stroking his own ego and couldn't care less if he helps or hinders others who might be interested in the merits of the JSB.
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Cowicide replied on 30 Aug 2013
I am outraged by your outrage, sir.
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Toggleable (developer) replied on 30 Aug 2013
I find this thread rather hilarious and, if anything, might help JavaScript Blocker out. Thanks guys!
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 31 Aug 2013
@ Toggleable: If rude behavior moves product, it might. And people who don't want Cowicide to think they're stupid will certainly download it. And those who don't mind a developer who encourages rude behavior on MacUpdate will grab it. Some people won't bother to read the comments (and miss all the "fun") and go for it. Of course there are any number of people who'll download anything as long as it's free - and not in the Mac App Store. Others will install it despite the noise because they actually think it will be useful.

That all comes to around 260 people according to the tally for the current version of JavaScript Blocker in the sidebar at the moment. Previous versions drew over 55 hundred downloads. It seems, then, according to Cowicide's logic, that fewer than six thousand Safari users in the whole wide world are not stupid - maybe a bit less if you allow for those who are afraid of Cowicide's bad opinion. Less than six thousand out of tens of millions is rare company indeed. Toggleable, you should be proud. You've got a real sleeper on your hands.

Now, if you read further down the page you'll see some very favorable reviews of JavaScript Blocker that actually evaluate the product on its merits - without insulting users. But you have to go a ways to find them, now.
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Cowicide replied on 31 Aug 2013
> Now, if you read further down the page you'll
> see some very favorable reviews of JavaScript
> Blocker that actually evaluate the product on
> its merits - without insulting users.

Correction. I was insulting non-users. Those buffoons.
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Poetry replied on 25 Jan 2014
The world is big enough for everyone.
All this name calling is silly. 
Please remember, everything you send out goes ‘round and ‘round.
No wonder the world is at war. 
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Cowicide replied on 27 Jan 2014
Lighten up, Poetry.
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Tanone rated on 18 Apr 2014

[Version 4.1.8]



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iajay rated on 01 Feb 2013

[Version 3.1.2]



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Med!k rated on 05 Jul 2012

[Version 2.7.0]



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kjnw rated on 04 Jul 2012

[Version 2.6.1a]



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Weaselboy rated on 26 May 2012

[Version 2.5.0]


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Date:20 Apr 2014
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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, objects, videos, and hide images.
  • Block many JavaScript annoyances such as alert dialogs getting in the way, forms not autocompleting, windows being resized, and more.
  • Expert features allow for fine-grained control over which resources are allowed or blocked.
  • Inject custom scripts into webpages for even greater control.


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