The Firefox add-on gets updated quite regularly and one rather annoying trait is that it will open the NoScript website after each update.
Most users do not care that much about it and close the tab when that happens and are done with it.
Some users may prefer a permanent solution so that the website will not be opened when the script updates. It is for instance not necessary to open it if you know already what the update introduced or change.
This can be achieved in the Firefox preferences. To go there type about:config in the address bar and hit enter. Confirm the "it's dangerous" warning if it is your first time and filter for the parameter noscript.first once the page has been loaded.
The parameter noscript.firstRunRedirection is displayed when you run the search and its default value is set to true.
This means that NoScript will open the website whenever the add-on gets updated. A double-click on the line will change the value to false which prevents this from happening from now on.
It is possible to revert the changes with another double-click on the line or by right-clicking on it and selecting reset from the options.
Update: Recent versions of the NoScript add-on offer the preference in the options as well.
You find it listed under notifications there and all you need to do is uncheck the "display the release notes on updates" box on the page to block that page from being opened after updates.Advertisement
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