NotScripts uses a unique and novel method to provide this “NoScript” like functionality in Google Chrome that was not previously possible. It introduces a break through technique of intelligent HTML5 storage caching to over come the limitations in Google Chrome that prevented an extension like this from being made before. This is one of the key extensions that many people have been waiting for since Google Chrome came out.
NotScripts is inspired by the “NoScript” addon for Firefox and seeks to emulate it within the limitations of the Google Chrome extensions API. It is not affiliated with “NoScript“, I just happen to like it’s functionality and wanted it on Google Chrome.
You can download NotScripts for Google Chrome over at it’s Google Chrome extension page. The link is above. Remember to read the rest of the page for instructions on how to use NotScripts. In particular, you will be required to set a password for NotScripts by navigating to it’s folder on your hard drive.
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Notice that this is just text and not a link at all and there is no indication that clicking here will do anything. The pop ups will even load if you click on white space!!!
The method I used here can be used for anything, even a picture that doesn’t link anywhere. Hover over the image below and you will see that it doesn’t link anywhere. However, click on it and you will still get a pop up! Does this annoying method sound familiar?:
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First Install Requires a NotScripts Password to be Set
A NotScripts password is required to be set for the initial use on a computer or if NotScripts was updated. The password is used to protect your privacy by preventing web sites from viewing the NotScripts whitelist caches. Due to technical limitations, you are required to open a file to set the password.
Visit the above link for detailed instructions and screenshots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the above link to find help on frequently asked questions about getting other extensions to work with NotScripts or for troubleshooting site compatibility. Please note that NotScripts requires the use of the HTML5 storage in Google Chrome. If you set Google Chrome to delete your cookies/HTML5 storage after every browser exit, NotScripts will not be able to effectively cache the site specific permissions and you will see frequent reloads. The default setup of Google Chrome works fine with NotScripts.
NotScripts is the best “NoScript” inspired extension for Google Chrome to date. However, there are a few limitations that you should know about before using NotScript. They relate to block the deprecated <APPLET></APPLET> tags, inline script blocking, and caching reloads. I highly recommend you read the article to understand these issues that could be fixed in the future.
If you find NotScripts useful, consider making a donation to the project of any amount you wish. Simply click on the PayPal donate button below: