Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Toggle Javascript Enabled in Firefox for Android

The add-on for Firefox that I mentioned last time is finally available on the Mozilla add-ons site. This adds a enable/disable JavaScript toggle option to the Tools menu on Firefox for Android.

Screenshot of JavaScript toggle in the Tools menu

The code is on github if you want to see how to make a simple Firefox Add-on. It took me longer than it should have to write this, as I had trouble finding documentation on the technique to read/write a global preference. The code (in JavaScript, ironically enough) is about 120 lines. Only 30 of those are really the meat of the add-on.

Comments and ratings would be helpful. I use this add-on every day to save on bandwidth and battery. The one feature I may add is to have the page reload when you enable JavaScript again, but even that might be too much feature-creep.

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