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My browser updated yesterday and today I've noticed that the option to turn off JavaScript is no longer there. Did they relocate it somewhere? Help.

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Known bug? See Bug 873709 on bugzilla. –  edwin Aug 7 '13 at 19:22
Also read Checkboxes that kill your product. –  edwin Aug 7 '13 at 19:40

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The option was intentionally removed in Firefox 23, on the logic that blocking all javascript makes a significant fraction of sites unusable, and so blocking all javascript, everywhere, is seldom desirable behaviour. As the bug report linked by edwin notes, this was a controversial change.

You can blanket disable javascript by going to page about:config and setting the key javascript.enabled to false.

However, if you want to block javascript an extension like NoScript which gives you fine grained control over which scripts run is a better choice.

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Great feature. I am pissed! –  lunar Aug 7 '13 at 20:37

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