[tbb-bugs] #30600 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Restore NoScript control widget icon to the Tor Browser toolbar

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#30600: Restore NoScript control widget icon to the Tor Browser toolbar
 Reporter:  cypherpunks               |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Very High                 |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Major                     |     Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:  noscript                  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:
Changes (by gk):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => wontfix


 Replying to [ticket:30600 cypherpunks]:

 > Even in "Standard" security mode, many websites break without fiddling
 with permissions in the NoScript widget.

 Do you have evidence for that? What does "break" here mean, given that
 NoScript's settings are basically not active at all at that level as we
 don't block any content on "standard" (anymore). Either way, the solution
 to such issues is _not_ messing with NoScript but fixing the underlying
 issue in the browser. NoScript is just in Tor Browser to provide higher
 security levels.

 That said, no, NoScript won't come back by default onto the toolbar but
 you are of course free to add it back yourself. That's been a conscious
 decision and as mentioned on our blog ther is an underlying proposal
 -security-controls-redesign.txt) which has been discussed on the tbb-dev
 mailing list for a while (see: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tbb-
 dev/2018-February/000756.html for the start).

 There is still a piece missing, the exposing of per-site settings in the
 UI, which is tracked in
 https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/30570. We hope to get soon
 to it.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/30600#comment:1>
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