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Poll: Do you disable Javascript when you're browsing? (53 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you disable Javascript when you're browsing?

  1. No (22 votes [95.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 95.65%

  2. Yes (1 votes [4.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

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#1 neylitalo

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 10:38 PM

It's a "security threat" (not much of one), but it is also an essential part of AJAX, the latest buzzword in the tech world. So, out of curiosity (sparked by ober), how many of you disable Javascript?

I don't.

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#2 ober

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 01:49 AM

Obviously, I don't. ;-)

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#3 Kris

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:23 AM

Not me.

#4 wildteen88

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 11:13 AM

I dont disable javascript fully but dont allow the use of javascript for the resizing of windows or chgnage position of windows etc. I just disallow what firefox can disallow in the Web Fetures panel, then clicking the advanced button that provides a list of features you can disallow. I only allow the bottom two options and thats it.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 12:35 PM

nope... i will turn down accessability on occasion for a site that i know uses it heavily, but i don't worry much about the few issues javascript can open.
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#6 micah1701

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 01:31 PM

oh its on.
even if I wanted it off, there are to many poorly designed sites that just don't fuction without it.

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 12:46 PM

Nope. Seems like a pointless idea really. ActiveX is more of a security threat such as those annoying "Click here to install YourSiteBar" crap you get on download sites.
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#8 Koobi

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 01:50 PM

i usually turn JS off the reason is that my PC is pretty slow and some sites use JS in such a way that it takes up a lot of processing power and that slows the PC down a lot.

if the site doesn't work in JS, i usually dont browse it. actually i don't browse the internet so much to begin with...just a few PHP tutorial sites, google and some forums (haven't been doing much of that lately either but that will change next week :D)

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 12:10 AM

well i have it on most of the time, somtimes i just turn it off if my securety spots anything, and also i'm a big fan adding use-abilaty without loosing it, thats why i love php so mutch, its server side so it aint got nothing to do with the visitor, it will work with or without javascript, so i know allready i aint going to love AJAX, but thats not what we here to discuss, i dont know, it aint yes, it aint no, so does sometimes count for somthing?
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#10 Gaia

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 05:55 PM

I just leave it as it is in the default Firefox settings.

#11 jcombs_31

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:12 PM

I leave it on, never hurt me before. But I never took the time to learn javascript much because I dont' like the fact that it can be turned off. I'd rather just do everything server side and leave no options.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 05:07 PM

The advantages would be far more than the disadvantages: Disabling Javascript would be a pretty bad idea since lots of websites rely on it even to load half the content. Also being a bit of a Javascript addict myself disabling it would be completely hopeless since i wouldn't know what i was coding. Total madness.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 03:54 AM

I like Gmail so no.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 03:58 AM

I disable activeX controls on pages I don't trust, and I never show Java.

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#15 akitchin

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 05:05 AM

i always have javascript enabled.  i like the javascript console that comes with firefox, too.  handy for debugging your stuff.

i think all it takes is wits to stop any javascript security threats, but that might be a naive position.

#16 corbin

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 02:48 AM

I leave javascript on default settins in IE and FF...
Why doesn't anyone ever say hi, hey, or whad up world?

#17 Daniel0

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 02:43 PM

I always have javascript turned on.

#18 Millar

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 09:41 AM

I leave it enabled.

#19 ataria

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 08:32 PM

I don't.
It doesn't do any harm to me, so, I don't bother to disable it.

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:33 AM

I care about security so I always disable it, unless it is a website that I trust and there is actually a good reason to enable it (E.G. the website fails to function without it).
When it is disabled, XSS is either completely impossible or close to impossible. (XSS = stealing your passwords/identity/personal information E.G. credit card numbers phone numbers etc)

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