Wanted to share three kinda-big-deal fixes I've added to my firefox:
- Patch to remove sticky-on-top focus-grabbing "Do you want to activate plugins on this page?" popup.
- Patch to prevent plugins (e.g. Abode Flash) from ever grabbing firefox hotkeys like "Ctrl + w" (close tab) or F5, forcing to do click outside e.g. YouTube video window to get back to ff.
Lately, firefox seem to give more-and-more control into the hands of web developers, who seem to be hell-bent on abusing that to make browsing UX a living hell.
FF bug-reports about Flash grabbing all the focus date back to 2001 and are unresolved still.
Sites override Up/Down, Space, PgUp/PgDown, F5, Ctrl+T/W I've no idea why - guess some JS developers just don't use keyboard at all, which is somewhat understandable, combined with the spread of tablet-devices these days.
Overriding clicks in forms to prevent pasting email/password seem to be completely ignoring valid (or so I think) use-case of using some storage app for these.
And native "click-to-play" switch seem to be hilariously unusable in FF, giving cheerful "Hey, there's flash here! Let me pester you with this on every page load!" popups.
All are known, neither one seem to be going away anytime soon, so onwards to the fixes.
Damn glad there are open-source (and uglifyjs-like) browsers like that, hope proprietary google-ware won't take over the world in the nearest future.