I am a news junkie, I love to read the news from many sources and (try to) keep up with what is going on in the world. One of the sites I frequent a lot is the Drudge Report, and anyone who has been there will know that (to me anyway) one really annoying thing about that site is the constant page refreshing. Maybe this is done in an attempt to load more banner ads or something, but it gets on my nerves when I keep losing my place as I am reading articles.
So, in my attempt to find an easy way to stop the Drudge Report website from refreshing every second or so (OK, maybe not EVERY second), I came across a nifty little plugin for Firefox that allows you to blacklist websites and thus stop them from running scripts. In this case that also meant that Drudge no longer refreshes while I am reading the news. It’s a lot like the NoScript plugin that we have talked about before, except that instead of deny all and permit by exception, this one is the other way around. Everything is white listed by default and you blacklist sites that you don’t want to run scripts. It works great for me, and I have found it to be quite useful. I have added it to the Must Have Firefox Extensions page in the Library, go check it out and while you are there, see what other ones we talk about. Enjoy!