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I don't mean anonymously so much as I mean turn off JavaScript, Flash, and anything else that potentially has a virus. I recognize the UX goes way down, but that's one reason this has to be easy.

Do any browsers support a mode for surfing the web on untrusted sites in such a manner? IE it seems you need to check 20 different options or go into a menu 7 clicks deep. This is not what I am looking for.

Does any browser support a 1 click toggling approach?

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Not out of the box, no.

However, there are addons which will do this. The most popular and well-done of these is NoScript. NoScript will block all script execution, plugins (Flash, Java, etc.) unless the origin domain has been whitelisted by you. This will break some websites, but you can always select "Temporarily Allow example.com" from NoScript's menu to allow a particular domain for the session. It also offers some other hardening features.

NoScript is exclusively for Firefox, however a version for Chrome called NotScripts is available.

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This is a great tool. Albeit, its cumbersome in that it blocks by default. I would really like if it operated inversely. In other words, I do not want it to block unless I say "start blocking". I tend to visit the same or similar sites. On occasion, I want to surf dangerously. So, to have this on all the time is an annoyance as it makes my "normal" sites stop functioning without extensive configuration. –  P.Brian.Mackey Dec 9 '11 at 22:01
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@P.Brian.Mackey You can permanently allow a domain if you visit it often and don't want to have to enable scripts each time you do so. Alternatively, NoScript can operate in Blacklist Mode wherein all domains are allowed to run scripts and plugins except those you specifically blacklist. Other security features of NoScript, like clickjacking protection will still be globally enforced in this mode. –  Andrew Lambert Dec 9 '11 at 22:22

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