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I find myself drifting away from Firefox to Safari, but the lack of NoScript is making me a little uneasy. Is there an equivalent plugin for Safari?

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There's also JavaScript Blocker.

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"Automatic rules make it easy to block any script that isn't from the same domain of the webpage you're viewing." That sounds great. Not even NoScript can do that (I think). For example, I want to allow twitter's js, but only when on twitter.com, and not embedded on other sites. –  Thilo Dec 9 '11 at 1:18
    
Wow, this is a really nice implementation of a script blocking extension. It's only sad that you cannot block scripts that are within a page itself. This is "a limitation of the Safari extension design". –  gentmatt Mar 6 '12 at 15:41
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I'm not super familiar with NoScript, but from a quick glance at the site, I can think of two good starting points - how useful they are will depend on which features of NoScript you make use of.

ClickToPlugin is a great plugin blocker, pretty configurable, and it also has a fantastic h.264 replacement for Flash video. It substitutes h.264 video with a nice tidy player (mostly just the standard Safari player with one or two modifications) wherever it can, probably gets 80-90% of video in my experience. Makes in-browser video a lot nicer.

JavaScript Blacklist blocks 3rd party JS stuff, good for stuff like tynt.com and all those double-underlined shopping popup links in forums. Configuration options may be a bit basic for your tastes, but it's a good start.

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Ghostery is a great option if you're just aiming for privacy. It runs in every browser on every operating system, even mobile ones.

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