GitHub: Prevent search hijacking

GitHub: Prevent search hijacking

GitHub overrides the slash key to focus its search box. This extension restores the default Firefox behavior to pop up the Find bar.

What is GitHub: Prevent search hijacking?

GitHub: Prevent search hijacking is a Firefox add-on by Yuri Khan. This add-on has 21 daily active users and a perfect 5.0 rating. The latest version, 0.2, was updated 5 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 21 ▲ 1
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 0.2 (Last updated: 2018-06-06)
Creation date: 2018-06-06
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 5.46K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
User reviews
Had to create an account just so I could recommend and review this extension, which works great, with a perfectly minimal footprint. I'm a coder, so I spend much of time online, and many sites like to steal focus when I try to search the page for a term using the slash key; which means that I then have to instead click on the Firefox File Menu Bar, then click Edit, then click Find in This Page. This extension perfectly stops websites from doing that.
by No, 2019-11-20
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Risk impact

GitHub: Prevent search hijacking requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

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Risk likelihood

GitHub: Prevent search hijacking has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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