Focus Follows Mouse

Focus Follows Mouse

A productivity tool to automatically place the cursor inside of text inputs when hovering over them. When else do you hover over a text input? Additionally, radio and checkbox elements will be focused but not checked upon hovering.

What is Focus Follows Mouse?
Focus Follows Mouse is a productivity tool that automatically places the cursor inside text inputs and focuses on other form elements when hovered over. It enhances efficiency by eliminating the need to manually click on inputs while working with web forms.
Stats
By: spyrosoft
Users: 26 ▲ 1
Rating: 3.67 (6)
Version: 1.1 (Last updated: 2016-10-24)
Creation date: 2012-06-11
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 6.86K
URLs: Website
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Summary

For what other reason do you hover over a text input than to type in it? This addon automatically places the cursor inside of text inputs when you hover over them or their labels. Additionally, form inputs including buttons, checkboxes, radio buttons, select menus, and links are focused upon hovering over them or their labels.

User reviews
Works pretty well, but it is pretty obnoxious unfortunately, even breaking some functionality of sites by forcing you to dodge UI elements to get from one to another. The fault is probably more on the website designer than the extension, but I don't think this is worth using.
by Magnus Anderson, 2022-06-18

FFM works exactly as described. However, I uninstalled it again because (a) I'd have to undo the habit of a lifetime, clicking on a field after I mouseover, and I need that habit for any computer I use, (b) it didn't seem to help my productivity, (c) because I move my cursor elsewhere after clicking, so that it's not in the way of what I'm entering, it often lands in another field, moving the focus, and (d) I was constantly opening menus and dropdown lists I didn't want.
by Chris, 2020-03-13

by LLSF, 2018-06-21
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Safety
Risk impact

Focus Follows Mouse is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Focus Follows Mouse if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Focus Follows Mouse has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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