View Full Version : [all variants] Disable Plugins in Firefox 2

June 6th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Does anyone know how to disable plugins in Firefox 2 under Gutsy (presumably the same with FF2 under Hardy)?
By plugins I mean stuff like Totem, not extensions that you can uninstall/disable via the Add-ons panel.

I don't want to uninstall the plugins universally because they're still needed, just disable them for one security-sensitive Firefox profile or user.

June 6th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Hmm good question. I haven't tried doing so but ya might want to read How do I disable a plugin in firefox so I can use an external application? (https://www.cs.indiana.edu/Facilities/FAQ/Linux/plugin.html):)

June 6th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Yes looks interesting, thanks. Only thing is, it seems to apply to downloaded (click the link) content rather than embedded content unless I'm reading things incorrectly.
At least it might be half the solution although it's a pain having to keep track of specific mime types to disable.

June 6th, 2008, 05:25 PM
While an Ubuntu solution would be ideal, I just noticed that NoScript can forbid plugins as described over here (http://noscript.net/features#contentblocking), so at least that gives a working solution.