Firefox plugins from Ports [was Re: question about "gnash" or "kde-gnash"]

andrew clarke mail at
Sun Apr 20 21:03:21 UTC 2008

On Sun 2008-04-20 08:16:51 UTC+0100, Matthew Seaman (m.seaman at wrote:

> xpi-noscript is even better IMHO.  Blocks flash, javascript and all
> forms of embedded media.  Will remember the sites where you *do* want
> that stuff, or it will let you turn it on temporarily.  It's in ports:
> www/xpi-noscript  Not guaranteed to block every advert, but the ones it
> does let through will be relatively inoffensive.

For advert blocking there is www/xpi-adblock_plus.

But my main reason to responding to this post is because I'm wondering
what the pros and cons are of installing Firefox plugins from the
Ports tree, versus installing them directly from within Firefox itself.

I assume that plugins installed from Ports are activated for all users
and cannot be disabled by the user, unless they run pkg_delete.

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