Take back your web browser

By Jeff Johnson
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StopTheMadness is an extension for Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome 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."

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Safari and Firefox
macOS 10.12 - 10.15
Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, and Catalina

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Google Chrome
macOS, Microsoft Windows, and Linux

Why: For a demonstration of some "madness" on the web, and why you need StopTheMadness, try this test page.

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 Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome.

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:

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Who: Jeff Johnson, an independent software developer on Apple platforms, is the creator of StopTheMadness 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.