The creator of the script Jefferson Scher is an important teacher about modify Firefox :
You are making a lot of assumptions on what "humans usually do", most of which I'm not able to accept (for me specifically, but neither generally).
While I concede that some of your points may be worth thinking about,
I'm not able to talk about unwanted popups from experience (saw the last unwanted, even less opened-without-interacting popup years ago)
I don't like being limited by the browser any more than the next person. Exactly having the opportunity to do what I like as I like is the reason for me not to use some of the better-known browsers.
Furthermore, thinking about putting your suggestions into any structure of configurable options seems to become a nightmare of explaining and understanding.
In my opinion, this is not worth it.
As almost any user-unwanted action is implemented using JS, maybe think about a JS blocker in combination with finely grained resource blocking. Works wonders, and you get to wonder why the web suddenly turned so quick and responsive...
@lonm said in Option to Block Extension Updates:
I would find it useful to be able to block updates on a per-extension basis.
E.g. I trust the EFF to update their extensions appropriately in the background.
But I don't trust random youtube extension 1057 to not become malware after an update.
That would be great. For now, I would be happy just to have a global ON/OFF button. So I can then hit it on. Let all extensions update, and then off again.
In the future, this should be per extension. So you can set the extensions you trust the most to be auto updated but update the rest manually.
@whitten said in Option to Prevent Redirects and Page Reloads:
@Stardust Is this a real option or is this a request you are making?
This is a request. It was a real option in Firefox some time ago, but Mozilla has removed it from the settings 😡
It was disabled by default iirc.
It is still available in Firefox about:config
These "Security" programs show unwanted (PUP = potentially unwanted programs). But i cant see wyh Vivaldi is a unwanted program.
These "Antivirus" programs have False Positives in their databases.
Virus total scan shows:
clean site see here...
clean installer exe see here...