When you disable JS, most major news sites will significantly boost their loading time without lost of user experience. Especially if you are interested in news, not advertising. I’m writing this article for people which notice this.
This option you do not require anything special – all is included in every Firefox installation. Just type
about:config into url address bar.
You will see this slightly disturbing message, but click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button and additionally uncheck “show this warning next time” (I wonder about which warranty is talking this open source :-).
Download and install QuickJava as usual addon and then right click in toolbar section and choose “customize”.
Drag and drop icons for functions you wish to easily disable/enable into toolbar section. These features (icons) can be turned off/ turned on by single click:
- Animated Images (GIFs)
- Favorites – disable favorite combination (depend on your settings). I have set up JS, cookies, flash, gifs.