StopTheMadness for macOS Safari

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    StopTheMadness is a web browser extension for macOS that stops web sites from making your browser harder to use. And it protects your privacy on the web! StopTheMadness is compatible with all major web browsers on the Mac including Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, and other Chromium-based browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Brave. Available exclusively in the Mac App Store.


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    Why StopTheMadness?

    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).


    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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