> After we recently updated the rules for our built-in ad blocker mechanism, we eliminated cryptocurrency mining scripts that overuse your device’s computing ability. Simply enable Opera’s ad blocker to prevent cryptocurrency mining sites from doing their dirty work on your computer.
Looks like a blacklist extension to their ad blocker.
It's also been completely rewritten, so it's not the same NoScript that you know. The new UI definitely takes some getting used to and the dev is still in the process of polishing the new UI. And it's also still missing some features compared to the old version, which the NoScript dev wants to have ready for the next LTS release of Firefox (which is going to be Firefox 60), as that's what Tor Browser will be based on, which needs NoScript. On the other hand, the new version has significantly better performance and also works on Android.
Or well, active content blocking and XSS protection are definitely in there.
For NoScript, even though it is now available, I switched to ublock in medium-mode since NS was delayed until a couple of weeks after 57 hit.
Both ublock and NS now use the same Content-Security-Policy filtering approach (NoScript switched to CSP for the webextension release, ublock did it this way before) and so both now suffer from this bug that means noscript tags are not rendered/parsed at all https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/issues/308 - so I felt I may as well just use ublock. Full-on global-disallow NoScript with that bug makes many sites completely unusable since their graceful-degraded noscript blocks are not shown, and UI changes in the webextension release made it too fiddly to use IMO.
It does have 2 issues - 1st it does not work on special pages due to security restrictions. This means stuff like about:blank, when a page fails to load, preferences pages, and Mozilla's add-on site. There's nothing you can do about this regardless of the gestures add-on you use - life is worse due to security concerns, this is why we can't have nice things, etc.
And 2nd on Linux (maybe Mac too) Foxy Gestures did not work at all by default since the right-click menu triggers on mouse down, not mouse up. That stopped the gesture in their tracks. The FoxyGestures developer mitigated this problem by making right-menu take 2 clicks to trigger as an option enabled by default on Linux, but that can be annoying as now the regular right-click menu doesn't appear when you expect. Fortunately a patch is in Firefox for a future version that adds the option "ui.context_menus.after_mouseup", which makes the right-click menu work like on Windows. Also, a bonus, on Arch Linux the packager backported that preference to Firefox 57, so nice of them, which made everything work almost as well as in the pre-57 days.
In the blog post comments section they say they're using this block list:
The list is compatible with other blockers like uBlock Origin and Adblock Plus so you can add it to your blocker if you want to.
By default uBlock Origin already includes a Resource Abuse block list which has many of the same entries as this list. I'm not sure how much the two lists overlap, but if uBlock Origin's Resource Abuse list already has all of the entries from this list then obviously there's no gain in adding it.
I have one running at home and it makes a noticeable difference in my network performance. Highly recommended.
Opera is an awesome browser which very few people use. I do though.
I thought well of it, until it got acquired by the Chinese. How has it been since?
Just this week i swapped to Firefix quantum to test the waters here. My initial reactions are fairly muted. It is almost an identical experience given my browsing and development habits. If anything, i would say i still prefer the speed of Opera's (well, Blink's) dev tools.
Well that's funny, because Opera is based on the Blink engine (which chrome/chromium use as well.), so the memory usage should be very close to the same as Chrome.
I literally can't understand why so many people (who use and develop Chrome) think that MRU is the right thing for Alt+Tab but not for Ctrl+Tab. Sad.
I'm not speaking to the trust or security of this specifically, but the fact that they're offering it built-in to the browser already shows an interesting and unique approach to out-of-the-box web browsers.
Which was already being used by Brave. You can add the same list to your browser's blocker yourself.
If you're using uBlock Origin be aware that by default it includes a Resource Abuse block list which contains many of the same entries as the NoCoin list, so there may be no real advantage in adding the NoCoin list. You'd have to check all the entries in both lists to see if you're gaining anything by it.