Can't access right click menu for noscript w/o readding icon
I posted this previously but because a different user of this account stirred the pot the ticket got closed. Please be civil in the comments, because apparently a slapfight in the comments is grounds to ignore legit technical discussions.
I'd like to point out it's unclear whether re-adding custom icons reduces anonymity. (Either through the usual weird fingerprinting exploits - can someone programmatically detect url bar length? That's an open question.
Forcing us to add the NoScript icon back (and some people may put said icon in different places) is risky. Especially since people who are advanced enough to use safest probably have increased risks if fingerprinted or deanonymized.
Ex: if someone shares a screenshot it's something that makes them unique. (Ex: user collects something via Tor, shares with reporter, reporter shares screenshot, oppressive government notices both the leaked screenshots and the user's TBB setup have the icon placed to the left of the onion, whereas the other suspects either have no icon or have it in a different spot)
More importantly, if you right click then click "noscript" that menu only comes up if the button is in the toolbar. So you have to add the icon to use NS functionality.
Anyone who visits a social website may not want to use the "safer" security slider.
For example I maintain an anonymous social media account on a site with many external links - I do not trust every random thing linked to on the social media site, and strongly prefer to leave my browser on "safest" but allow only that site's JS, not everything it links to. I suspect there are many similar use cases where 1 site is trusted, but not the sites that may be linked to.
If the developers are deadset on removing the icon, I think at least we should be able to access that functionality via the right click menu as a compromise.
I think it's reasonable to ask that either the control be present in the toolbar for safest users, or that the right click context menu work for advanced users if clutter is the concern.
(Test for yourself on this page. Right click, then click "noscript". If there is no button in your toolbar, nothing appears)