Originally Posted by crxssi
crxssi, I completely agree with you.
I switched to GNU/Linux mainly because I think the user should be enabled to decide what our computer exactly does or does not.
It could be a FireFox/Iceweasel add-on.
It could even be another browser, redesigned to give back control to the user.
At the moment, I'm using Iceweasel (Debian's Firefox) with disabled Gif animation, Flashblock, Adblock. And Prefswitch, which I think is useful but incomplete, for the same reasons that you already pointed at. I also resize the browser's window to avoid to see the annoying moving crap.
The same applies to NoScript: selective code blocking capability.
To the first users, the task of experimenting and finding-out-the-code. To the others, simply a copy-and-paste operation.
Maybe we should look around to see how many people feel the same need:
1) make a single webpage addressing the problem, and
2) thoroughly spread the argument around the net (Linux community, Firefox and Iceweasel developers, Add-on developers, or whatever)
Please keep us informed if you find any solution to this relevant (and still unsolved) problem...