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Title:
Disabling JavaScript
Authors:
Nova[有線魔女]
Date:
Topics:
Guides
Id:
c7aaca51-8486-4154-8643-edbf3fe13505

Given the fact that the websites of the modern web require JavaScript to even function, that's just awful, and a really lazy way to do web design. I'll detail how to disable it on your web browser and enjoy a saner (and faster) experience.

Badwolf

- It has JavaScript disabled by default, though can switch it on and off with a button on the toolbar.

Chromium (or Chromium-based browsers)

- Install the [uMatrix] addon and block all scripts - Aftewards if a certain website breaks (of course it will do) you can whitelist scripts

Firefox (or Firefox-based browsers)

- Same as above (basically)

Luakit

- On the command mode write ':set webview.enable_javascript false' - If you need JS you can use ':seton <domain> webview.enable_javascript true'

Qutebrowser

- On the command mode write ':set content.javascript.enabled False' - If you need JS you can add on "~/.config/qutebrowser/config.py" the following line 'config.set('content.javascript.enabled, True, '<domain>') and run ':config-source' on the command mode

Falkon

- It doesn't support disabling JavaScript

Vimb

- On the command mode type 'set scripts=false' - Domain whitelisting is tricky so I wouldn't recommend it

[JavaScript malware infested nightmare]: <https://unixsheikh.com/articles/javascript-malware-infested-nightmare.html> [Stop pushing JavaScript!]: <https://www.unixsheikh.com/articles/stop-pushing-javascript.html> [uMatrix]: <https://github.com/gorhill/uMatrix>

Extras

- Source .txt file : <https://thunix.net/~novaburst/c7aaca.disabling-javascript.txt> - License : GNU FDL v1.3 <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl-1.3.html>