JavaScript switch off

"JavaScript switch off" is small extension for Epiphany, the default browser of the GNOME desktop. The extension enables you to turn off and on the JavaScript engine of the browser form a statusbar icon.


JavaScript switch off is written in JavaScript with the help of the Seed library. To use the extension, you will need:

  • Epiphany version 2.30 or later (2.28, 2.29 might work as well).
  • Seed itself. If the previous requirement is satisfied, then this is too.


JavaScript switch off is free software and can be downloaded and shared freely. If you like it, find it useful and have the desire to spend some money, then please, consider making a donation.


JavaScript switch off is free software. You can distribute it and or modify it under the terms of the GNU GPL version 3 or later. You can see the license in the COPYING file in JavaScript switch off source tarball or at the GNU project web page:

Report bugs

If you find any bugs, please report them at the issue tracker or to Ivaylo Valkov <>



JavaScript switch off screenshot when JavaScript is turned off JavaScript switch off screenshot when JavaScript is turned on


23rd of November 2012
There is a public Git repository with the latest development sources at Gitorious.
21st of November 2012
The project is kind of active lately. The website and the issue tracker were updated and are now properly running.
9th of May 2012
I have most of the issues fixed in my working copy, but it is still not ready for public release. It even works with Epiphany 3.x. I have little time for this project right now, but I guess a new version could be available next moth.
12th of December 2011
The issue tracker is up and running.
5th of December 2011
  • Known bugs in Epiphany 2.30.6 (≤?) Seed extensions: Trisquel #4043, Debian #631449.
  • A newer version is under development that will support Epiphany 3.x.x and above, where there is no statusbar #609713.
  • Expect a bug tracker soon.
21th of September 2011
JavaScript switch off, does not work with Epiphany 2.30.6 from Trisquel. No Seed extension works with this version.
13th of April 2011
Initial public release of version 0.2