Monday, August 8, 2011

Stop Sites From Stealing The Focus in Firefox

Sick of sites that steal the cursor (known as the focus) while you are typing? Here's how to stop that in Firefox.
  • Surf to about:config
  • right-click and select "new->string"
If you want to disable ALL attempts to autofocus:
  • Preference Name: capability.policy.default.HTMLInputElement.focus
  • Value:  noAccess
If you want to restrict certain annoying sites only, follow the same steps where name=value for the following three pair:
  • capability.policy.policynames=nofocus
  • capability.policy.nofocus.sites=http://www.google.com http:://www.yahoo.com
  • capability.policy.nofocus.HTMLInputElement.focus=noAccess



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