Loading websites without scripts or plugins is one of the best security precautions, and the extension that I use for that is the excellent NoScript add-on which does that and a lot more.
In fact, NoScript blocks those scripts on all pages by default. There is not an equivalent for NoScript for Google Chrome, even NotScript, which comes closest to the functionality does not offer the features that NoScript offers.
Chrome users who want to open some websites while scripts and plugins are disabled have now another option.
Options provided are to open the selected link in a new tab in the same browser window or in the current tab. This works fine in most instances but not all the time. It is for instance not working when you are using Google Search.
An error message is displayed if Safy is used to display a search result in a sandboxed tab.
Then again, it works very well for normal links on most sites. Ideal for opening a link on Twitter, Facebook or blogs in a safer environment.
Safy is available only for the Chrome browser. It can be installed directly from the Chrome extension gallery.
Update: Safy is still available but it has not been updated since 2010 which means that it may not be such a good idea to use it in Chrome as it may cause more issues in newer versions of Chrome.
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