Take back your web browser
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An extension for Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Brave that stops web sites from making your browser harder to use. And it protects your privacy on the web!

John Gruber of Daring Fireball: "This extension works great and fixes so many little things that annoy me about websites."

Charlie Sorrel of Cult of Mac: "The good news is that you can wrest control of your browser back from these malicious, control-freak sites."

Bryan Chaffin of the Mac Observer: "It re-enables all the normal Mac services in Safari, and you control which services you want on a site-by-site-basis if you wish."

Josh Centers of TidBITS: "it’s a small price to pay to restore your control."

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Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome,
Microsoft Edge, and Brave

macOS 10.12 - 10.15 and macOS 11
Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur

Universal Binary: Intel, Apple Silicon

Support: Get support for StopTheMadness

Who: An independent software developer on Apple platforms, Jeff Johnson is the creator of StopTheMadness, Link Unshortener, a Mac app that expands shortened web links, and Underpass, an encrypted chat and file transfer app for Mac and iOS. Jeff was a longtime engineer at Rogue Amoeba Software. Before that, Jeff worked on apps such as Knox (originally developed by MK&C, later sold to AgileBits) and the open source RSS reader Vienna.

Why: Try this test page for a demonstration of some "madness" on the web, and why you need StopTheMadness. You can also try browsing the web with my free Safari extension FindTheMadness, which alerts you when websites override the normal expected behavior of your mouse and keyboard.

Features: 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.

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:

Bonus Features:

Safari Features:

Support: Get support for StopTheMadness