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> Running with JS turned off is pretty much turning the Internet off these days, with so much live content and AJAX (for example you can’t use this forum without it).> Turning off scripts in general and enabling them on a per-site basis is more hassle than just living with intrusive and malicious scripts (they’re easier to defend against by being aware of what you’re doing).
Actually, it’s not that bad.
I’ve been using NoScript for many years and at this point, it’s perfectly configured for all the sites I use regularly. For the rest, you don’t usually need JS enabled to be able to read articles and follow links, which is what I usually do in “unknown” sites; they’re mostly blogs or forums which don’t need the reader to enable JS.
Also, the speed gain is appreciated on the old computer.
But to each his own. I like to have control over things that want to run on my browser/computer or access my information in any way.
> *Originally posted by **[jonathanasdf](/forums/4/topics/313352?page=2#posts-6614018):***
I haven’t used that service, but to be fair, the ammount of sites which become completely useless without JS are only a few. Of course, you need to enable it to use them fully, so again, it’s a matter of personal choice.
Personally I don’t need that; I leave one or two comments for every hundred articles I read, and as Player\_03 said, it’s only a matter of whitelisting it until you leave the site/exit your browser sesion. I’d say I have to enable JS in less than 15% of the sites I visit in order to access whatever content I’m interested in.
For the rest allowing the top site is enough in most cases, like in Kong; NS shows adroll, cloudfront, facebook and kongregate in the list of sites requesting to run JS from the forums. From those, all you need to have a fully functional experience is to enable Kongregate. Also, those are just the top sites; sometimes there are more which won’t show up until you allow one or more, like… that Facebook JS could try to grab some more JS from another site… let’s say their CDN, etc, etc. At the end, it’s not uncommon to see over ten different sites trying to run JS that is completely unnecessary and even unrelated to what you expect from the site you’re loading. That can translate into extra memory or bandwidth or loading time, which was my main reason to start using those addons, security was just an extra, since I like to think I have pretty safe browsing practices.
But again, it’s up to you. I’m used to it and pretty happy with the results, but I can see how it could be annoying to some and useless to others.
> *Originally posted by **[player\_03](/forums/4/topics/313352?page=2#posts-6614387):***
Of course, if the server was hacked and malicious code embedded directly into the page’s source, that doesn’t help you anyway.