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.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

QuickJava to be Obsolete with Firefox 57 (November 14th, 2017)

The Mozilla developers could not envision a reason why users would want the main feature of my addon (disable JavaScript) and decided not to provide an appropriate API. This left me with workarounds that would slow down the user's experience on every page request while being more difficult to implement and potentially maintain in the future. Other feature APIs  that were going to be implemented without a half-baked work around were not going to be ready in time for me to be able to move over to them. And that's not even getting into the restrictions on the user interface.

Since this would cause QJ to be less user friendly, have less functionality, cause performance degradation and increase the maintenance requirements, I have decided that I will let QuickJava become obsolete with the release of FF57.

It's been a great 12 year run, thank you everyone for your support, bug reports, code submissions and most importantly (to me) your 5 star reviews!