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Disable Javascript just for Google SERPS?

 7:19 pm on Nov 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Is it possible?

I just find it so annoying that they rewrite URLs on click and all that stuff. But I also find it annoying to turn off JS to search and then have to turn it back on again. I also don't want it off for google.com in general, because there's analytics and GMail where the Javascript actually seems useful.

Any ideas?



 11:12 pm on Nov 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

I turn off JS for ALL google accesses except a monthly incursion into Base. I haven't used G as a search tool for ages but any site coming at me with anything google on it gets G banned even if I allow the site domain itself. NoScript is easy to switch. If I usually use ixquick for search but sometimes Bing. Neither has JS enabled on my browser.

I run a mail server for my customers and hate having to send them stuff at gmail addresses because I know it will be intercepted, even if only by another computer. My customers' web site Control Panels all include a line of code that looks for google toolbar and blocks access if found.

You may gather I am not a google fan. :)


 2:00 am on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

I gather you're not!

I tried NoScript but my recollection was that I was spending so much time white listing this, blacklisting that. Maybe I'll give it another try.



 9:26 pm on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

I find it's quick to use. For example, if I find a site that I need to access I hover over the Options button on the bottom browser bar and select (usually) "Temporarily Allow example.com" - if I trust the site and intend returning frequently I may select permanent instead.

That is usualy it, although some complex sites require two or three domains to be enabled (a pain which the designers ought to be made forcibly aware of with a red-hot keyboard!) but enabling two or three domains or (if google ain't one of them) "temp enable all on this page" isn't much more time consuming. Couple of seconds tops, maybe two or three times a day for me.

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