by Alan German
is aware, modern web sites are full of advertisements. I
can live with (and pretty well ignore) static adverts.
The things that really drive me crazy are video clips
and especially the associated audio tracks
that start up when I am halfway down the page. And, there
are also those pop-ups and fly-outs that pop up and fly
out whenever I happen to move my mouse somewhere in their
vicinity. Has anyone tried reading anything on PC World's
web site? If so, you get the idea! Most of this stuff
In Firefox, this is not an intuitive process, but many
web postings tell you exactly how to do it. Type
about:config in the address window, promise to be careful
right-click, and select Toggle in order to set
now disabled. No problem right?
web sites (such as PC World!) but occasionally sites use
longer display sufficient information to be useful if
toggle it on for just those specific sites where we need
There are a number of add-ons for Firefox that claim to
do this task. One such piece of open-source software that
works without any real fanfare is JSOff. The program's
using a simple toolbar button. And, essentially
that's exactly what it does.
preference with just a single mouse click on an icon in
the toolbar. Actually, there are two icons. A green
Now, I can surf in relative peace and quiet, and
wish to view a web page that I know will display better
Originally published: March, 2016
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