@gorhill thank you for the answer, and millions thanks for UMatrix.
UMatrix is the best add-on ever.
Along the time, I compared UMatrix with almost all privacy/security add-ons over there. Of course these other add-ons have great features that UMatrix hasn’t (even UBlock has). But no add-on can beat UMatrix.
I also compared different UMatrix’ settings with lot of hosts files, rules, filters etc. and UMatrix alone, clean, minimalist, working just with the matrix and rules, it blocks at least 80% of the garbage without breaking 95% of the pages.
So, what can UMatrix improve?:
- Consuming less system resources, improving browsing performance.
- Adding security/privacy tools for the 20% unblocked web-traffic. Here it will be great to add some NoScript + ScriptSafe features to UMatrix, Also, APIs tools (from WebApiManager add-on) will be nice to add. And of course, some features from UBlock.
- It will be fantastic even more granularity, detailing items per domains/sub-domains (scripts etc).
I think about UMatrix as the most powerful firewall add-on in the market.
I understand the complementary function of hosts files, filters, popups etc. But a default UMatrix’ settings alone can block 80% of the garbage. So, the real focus should be to take care of the 20% web-traffic unblocked. And there, privacy/securities tools are more welcome in UMatrix, than hosts files, cosmetic filtering, popups etc. In place to go in UBlock direction, UMatrix needs to go in NoScript/SafeScript/WebApiManager etc direction. Less fruity cosmetic, and more strong security/privacy tools.
This is my personal opinion, and I take the opportunity to share with you.
I will be more than happy donating for this new UMatrix.
But, even if you can’t upgrade UMatrix… I always will be passionate for UMatrix.
Again @gorhill, millions thanks to your fantastic work!