Removal of "Enable JavaScript" and "Load images automatically" in Firefox 23

Dão Gottwald dao at design-noir.de
Thu Aug 15 09:30:13 UTC 2013


On 15.08.2013 11:12, Dão Gottwald wrote:
> On 14.08.2013 19:28, Gavin Sharp wrote:
>> Re: 2), "It breaks Google" was not the
>> reason to remove the checkbox - it was just an example of how the
>> effects of the preference are not useful to the vast majority of
>> people browsing the Web. The reason we removed the checkbox was that
>> the preference was deemed not useful enough to merit a spot in the
>> preference pane.
>
> That's not how I read http://limi.net/checkboxes-kill nor
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=851701#c0.

Re-reading that, the blog post (not the bug report) did go on to say 
that the checkbox was probably only useful to less than 2% of people (an 
argument that I countered elsewhere in this thread), but it started with 
the assertion that it was harmful based on the fact that Google was broken.



More information about the firefox-dev mailing list