About QuickJava

QuickJava is a Firefox extension that allows you to easily enable/disable Java, JavaScript, Images, Flash and more directly from the toolbar and/or status bar! (Need help?)
NOTE: QuickJava will become obsolete with the release of FF version 57 and above and will no longer be updated. Please see this thread for additional information.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

QuickJava Released

Welcome to QuickJava

Important Setup Information:

For both first time users and existing users alike that wish to use the toolbar icons rather than the add-on bar icons you will need to re-customize your toolbar.  My apologies to existing users who lost these settings, I'll try not to do it again.  If you need assistance with this, please see the page here:

Change Notes:

  • Updated to work with FF23 and above.
  • Fixed spacing issues on icons in the add-on bar
  • Updated the look of the icons to a "plastic" type shell (provided by Dave)
  • Updated the toolbar buttons to a more appropriate size and this should also fix some conflicts with other add-ons that an anonymous user has submitted.
If you have any questions or concerns please use the contact me link on the right side.


  1. After update do quickjava 1.8.1, it appears, that browser now reveals all installed "System Fonts" when flash is enabled via quickjava extension.
    For better privacy is better let browser to control flash plugin with option "ask to activate" flash plugin.
    you can test at https://panopticlick.eff.org

  2. Added with the ability to set CLICKTOPLAY for enabled state in about:config property value "thatoneguydotnet.QuickJava.enabledState.ClickToPlay"

    This does NOT work for me, flash objects still play even when ClickToPlay is set to true (and I verified that it is correctly setting the value in FF), so I have not added it as an official option to the options page. But it may work for other users so here it is.

    I'm not sure if it's my browser (even when I go into the about:addons area I don't have the option to select 'Ask To Active' (which I'm thinking is their CLICKTOPLAY option) so at this point it's not an "official" feature because it seems FF has not flushed out all the bugs and I don't want to get the bug reports, but it's available so if it works for you then great.

  3. The download link for v1.8.1 is broken... :-(

  4. I updated the link to the generic 'versions' screen, it should be listed there. Two quick notes: 1) If you install the version before it is reviewed I don't think you'll receive automatic updates. 2) There are still 119 extensions in queue for review before QuickJava.

    1. As the other user before me posted, that download link for v1.8.1 seems to be broken. Upon visiting said generic versions page, the "Download" button for that particular version is not clickable. :c

    2. Unfortunately I don't know what to tell you. It is click-able for me so you either have a problem with your browser or there is a problem with the Mozilla site itself.

      A quick status update: There are 90 addons in the review queue ahead of QuickJava so it looks like this may take a few more days before it is reviewed. I have submitted a request to expedite my review since it is broken and not just features updates, so maybe that will help.

    3. Thank you for the reply, and the update! ^_^
      I suspect it may be the site, since all other version download buttons work fine.

      Keep up the good work, we really appreciate all that you do. :)

    4. You're welcome. Unfortunately I did not receive a reply to my request and there are still 85 addons ahead of mine in the review queue :(

  5. Good news, version is now officially available :)

    1. oh... i left a comment sort of "complaining" but if it just became available on the 14th my bad.

      5 star-ed either way. but is it possible to block html5 as well? as ad-videos are bound to migrate to that medium soon to.

  6. I have installed this addon, and have java installed. However, the "J" button remains red regardless. Any suggestions please?

  7. Thanks very much for the update -- this extension is so useful. Is there any way to get the old icons back (maybe as an option)? The new ones take up more space in the Navigation Toolbar, and I like the old, more subtle look, better.

  8. GGrinton, if you are using a non-Windows based operating system you may need to go into the Options and configure a custom Regular Expression for QuickJava to be able to detect which plugin to use.

    AD, The newest version (2.0) will have the ability to customize the style sheet for the buttons, you will be able to change the colors/size/spacing/ect to whatever your heart desires. Unfortunately I will not be able to support everybody writing their own styles so you will be on your own (but you can look at the old source code through Mozilla's site).

    Both, I apologize for the delay in your comments being posted, they were awaiting review and I must have missed the emails notifying me.


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