|StopTheMadness on macOS
Many web sites disable user interface features in your browser that you normally expect to work. StopTheMadness ensures that those features continue to work for you in your browser:
- ⌘-click to open a link in a new tab
- ⌘-key keyboard shortcuts
- opening contextual menus
- selecting, copying, cutting, and pasting of text
- drag and drop
- AutoFill/autocomplete of passwords, emails, etc.
With StopTheMadness enabled, the annoying web sites that deliberately make your life harder suddenly become easy to use again!
StopTheMadness also protects your privacy on the web:
- Stops hyperlink auditing by removing the anchor "ping" attribute on link clicks.
- Stops tracking beacons (
Navigator.sendBeacon) from firing.
- Prevents hijacking/rewriting of clicked links in Google Search results.
- Prevents hijacking/rewriting of clicked links in Gmail.
- Prevents hijacking/rewriting of clicked links in Facebook.
- Stops sites from using the Page Visibility API to know when a tab is visible on your screen.
- Removes tracking tags such as
utm_source (Urchin Tracking Module),
gclid (Google Click ID), and
fbclid (Facebook Click ID) from the end of link URLs when clicked (but not after redirects; see Link Unshortener for that feature).
- ⌘-c to copy link URL on hover! Much easier than opening the contextual menu. Also ⌘-x to copy link title on hover!
- ⌘-delete on hover to delete any HTML element on the page! If something is in your way, just remove it.
- Stop ⌘-left-arrow from unexpectedly sending you back to the previous page in your browsing history.
- Force images to the front. Bypass the transparent overlay on sites such as Instagram that prevents you from dragging and opening the contextual menu on images.
- Stop videos from autoplaying. This works even on sites where the browser's autoplay preferences don't work, such as YouTube!
- Warns when you paste or type beyond the maximum length in a password field or other text field (feature not available in Firefox).
- Stops "Are you sure you want to leave this page?" alerts. Close your tabs without getting stopped by the site!
- Force links to open in the current tab instead of a new tab. Remove
target="_blank" from links so that they no longer automatically create a new tab.
- Stop scrolljacking.
- ⌘-v when hovering over a link to open the link with the app selected in the "Open Link with" popup. It's never been easier to send a link to another browser!
- Automatically open clicked links in other apps. You can specify rules in StopTheMadness such as open
zoommtg links in Zoom, open
https://docs.google.com links in Google Chrome, open
https://bit.ly links in Link Unshortener, and even don't open
https://facebook.com links at all, to keep you from accidentally opening Facebook!
- Open links with an alternative browser from Safari's contextual menu.
- Copy link title from Safari's contextual menu.
- Stop Safari from automatically submitting login forms. AutoFill login forms and then make changes such as checking "Remember Me" or take CAPTCHA tests before submitting.
- Support for site-specific CSS customization in your Safari style sheet.
- Protects middle-click with the mouse to open a link in a new tab.