Learning something new today from “NoScript guide for Firefox 57+ by Martin Brinkmann on August 13, 2018 on https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/13/noscript-guide-for-firefox-57/
Script — Any type of script the site attempts to execute. Object — The HTML object tag. Media — Media elements. Frame — Frames that the site attempts to load.Font — Font elements. WebGL — WebGL elements.Fetch — requests that use fetch APIs.
. Using NoScript
Understanding how NoScript trust levels work is essential to using the extension to its fullest potential.
NoScript indicates blocked items in its icon when you load sites in the Firefox browser. A click on the icon displays the connections the extension recognized and trust levels for each site. Note that these may not be all connections a site makes. Since you don’t allow the execution of scripts by default, sites may not be able to initiate all third-party connections right away.
If you allow scripts to run on the main domain, you may notice that it attempts to make additional connections when those get loaded.
Tip: Hover over any domain listed by NoScript and click on it to open a page that is full of links to privacy and security services only to display information about the domain.
It may not be necessary to make any changes to trust levels if the site functions properly. You may notice however that some features may not work properly on first connect.
Since scripts and other elements are blocked by default, you may notice all sorts of issues related to that. Sites use scripts and other elements for a variety of things, from verifying form submissions and playing videos to often unwanted things such as advertisement or tracking.
Changing a domain’s trust level to “trusted” or “temporarily trusted” allows it to load additional elements whereas a trust level of “untrusted” prevents even more elements.
Note that trusted and untrusted are permanent changes that remain available.
Troubleshooting a site comes into play when you notice that site functionality is not available and suspect it is because of the protections that NoScript provides.
You have a couple of options to deal with the issue. You could temporarily allow a domain or use the custom trust level to set permissions individually for elements.
. Terminology:Script — Any type of script the site attempts to execute.Object — The HTML object tag.Media — Media elements.Frame — Frames that the site attempts to load.Font — Font elements.WebGL — WebGL elements.Fetch — requests that use fetch APIs.
So I learn from “How to Uninstall Paragon NTFS for macOS” on https://nektony.com/how-to/uninstall-paragon-ntfs-for-macos
Quote of the manual un-installation method:
Paragon NTFS for Mac is a tool that helps you to write, edit, copy and delete files on Microsoft NTFS-formatted drives connected to your Mac.Paragon NTFS application installs its pane to System Preferences, so it is not enough to drop the app to Trash to remove it correctly.
. Uninstall Paragon NTFS for Mac manually
Like most Mac users do, you may delete Paragon NTFS following these steps: go to the Applications folder in Finder → find Paragon NTFS for Mac 15.app → make a right-click and select Move to Trash → then, Empty Trash.
However, advanced users know that any application creates service files for its proper work on a Mac. Likely, you have heard or read about caches and logs. These types, in addition to other files, are the temporary helpers of an application. So, the deletion of the .app file is not enough for the application’s entire removal from your Mac. Furthermore, the temporary service files are useless without the application on your Mac. So you have to find all the leftovers of Paragon NTFS and remove them.The junk files are usually stored in the hidden Library folder. Follow these steps to see the contents of the Library folder:
Open Finder.Click Go in the toolbar and select Go to Folder in the drop-down menu.Type ~/Library in the appeared window and click Go.Type paragon in the search field in the corner of the window and hit Enter. Next, you will see all the files and folders that relate to Paragon NTFS. Select these items, move them to the Trash, and then empty the Trash.
You should also check your Mac’s System Preferences. Some applications create a System Preference pane (an application icon) on your Mac by default. Paragon NTFS is one of them. So, open System Preferences → find Paragon NTFS for Mac icon → make a right-click and Remove “NTFS for Mac” Preference Pane.
Then you should navigate and remove Paragon NTFS cache files stored in ~/Library/Caches, application support files, crash reports, preferences files, remove them as well.
Quote from “How to Write to NTFS Drives on a Mac by Chris Hoffman @chrisbhoffman, March 15, 2018” on https://www.howtogeek.com/236055/how-to-write-to-ntfs-drives-on-a-mac/
Paragon NTFS for Mac costs
$19.95 and offers a ten-day free trial. It’ll install cleanly and
easily on modern versions of macOS, including macOS 10.12 Sierra and
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. It really does “just work”, so it’s the best
option if you’re willing to pay a small amount of money for
You also won’t have to fiddle with terminal commands to manually
mount partitions, insecurely mount partitions automatically, or deal
with potential corruption as you will with the free drivers below. If
you need this feature, paying for software that does it properly is
worth it. We cannot stress this enough.
Apple’s macOS can read from Windows-formatted NTFS drives, but can’t write to them out of the box. Here are a few solutions for getting full read/write access to NTFS drives.
This could be useful if you want to write to a Boot Camp partition on your Mac, as Windows system partitions must use the NTFS file system. However, for external drives, you should probably use exFAT instead. macOS can natively read and write to exFAT drives, just like Windows can.
There are several options for this, and you’ll need to choose one:
Three Options: Paid Third-Party Drivers: There are third-party NTFS drivers for Mac that you can install, and they’ll work quite well. These are paid solutions, but they’re easy to install and should offer better performance than the free solutions below. Free Third-Party Drivers: There’s a free and open-source NTFS driver you can install on a Mac to enable write support. Unfortunately, this take a bit of extra work to install, especially on Macs with the new System Integrity Protection feature, added in 10.11 El Capitan. It’s slower than paid solutions and automatically mounting NTFS partitions in read-write mode is a security risk. Apple’s Experimental NTFS-Write Support: The macOS operating system includes experimental support for writing to NTFS drives. However, it’s off by default and requires some messing around in the terminal to enable it. It isn’t guaranteed to work properly and could potentially cause problems with your NTFS file system. In fact, we’ve had it corrupt data before. We really don’t recommend using this. It’s disabled by default for a reason.
We highly recommend paying for a third-party NTFS driver if you need to do this as the other solutions don’t work as well and are more work to set up.
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So I learn that some web pages will be broken (like displaying the gibberish characters on a web page) if I choose my own fonts in the web browser’s settings and don’t allow the web site to override my font choices. Also, Some icons on the web page might not function properly because these icons might be implemented as custom fonts. I encounter this issue with Firefox Quantum version on pages like https://news.google.com.
Quote: Jul 12, 2017 – While changing your browser’s font may not be the most pressing issue, … to choose their own fonts” or else a lot of the web will be broken. Many sites use icons that are actually implemented as custom fonts
Interesting questions on Apple product’s direction from “With huge changes looming, should you avoid buying new Macs?” on https://www.zdnet.com/article/with-huge-changes-looming-should-you-avoid-buying-new-macs/
Quote: . It seems that Apple is paving the way to change the Mac’s processor architecture once again. But the last time the shift was focused exclusively to the desktops and laptops. This time around it will be far more wide-ranging, changing the entire face of Apple’s ecosystem.
. Also, by 2021, we will be looking at a few iterations of the iPhone and iPad, bring more power, performance, and storage capacity. And if Apple is looking to move away from Intel over the coming year or so, the Macs currently on offer may very well be the last Intel-based Macs offered.
Another interesting idea to ponder is how exactly will Apple make the switch from Intel to ARM chips? Will it be sudden, with the entire line being shifted over, or will it be more gradual? What about high-end Macs aimed at professionals, such as the iMac Pro and Mac Pro? Will this hardware shift over to ARM too (a move that could cause huge headaches for professionals who rely on them)? Will they stay as Intel-based offerings? Will they be offered in both flavors in the interim?
It has been 2 or 3 years that I only use the web browsers with dark mode extension (add-on) enabled (light texts with dark background) to ease my eyes while browsing the web. I use Firefox with Dark Background and Light Text extension most of the time because I couldn’t find an ideal dark mode extension for Chrome, Brave and Safari web browsers. I recently find this “Night Eye – Dark mode on any website extension” for Chrome (Brave browser is a flavor of Chrome because of their Chromium basis), thus I will use Brave web browser more often and could make it my default web browser if its dark mode works for me. “Night Eye – Dark mode on any website extension” for Chrome information is on https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/night-eye-dark-mode-on-an/alncdjedloppbablonallfbkeiknmkdi?hl=en
Quote: Chromium is an open-source browser project that forms the basis for the Chrome web browser.