2009-07-21

Prevent NoScript From Displaying the Updates Home Page Every Time it is Updated


We really love NoScript Firefox extension. In our quest to explore even the dark and unknown realms of the internet to gather news for our beloved readers, noscript has been a faithful companion, protecting us from many malicious Javascript coders out there.

But still, we shake our heads in despair when NoScript opens its welcome page each time it updates itself. And with the extension author releasing a new version before and after his meal everyday, we are seeing this page too often these days.

So we were glad when we found this section hidden in the FAQ section of NoScript:
Q: I don't like NoScript redirecting the browser on its release notes page every time I upgrade it. Is there any way to prevent this?

A: First time you install NoScript and every time you upgrade it to a newer major version, Firefox opens an additional tab containing the NoScript welcome page, where you can read the release notes, the latest announcements and an introduction to the most important NoScript features (plus a link to this very FAQ...) If you feel you don't need such heads up, you can disable this feature by clicking the NoScript icon, selecting Options and unchecking "Display the release notes on update" in the "Notifications" tab.

That's it. There is an option in the Options dialog, just for this.
For the geeks out there, you can also do this by going into the about:config window and changing the value of noscript.firstRunRedirection to false.