SuperStop adds a Shift+Esc shortcut and toolbar button that stops background requests and animations even when the Firefox Stop button is disabled.

What is SuperStop?

SuperStop is a Firefox extension that enhances your browsing experience by providing a powerful and quick tool to stop all background requests and animations. It adds a (configurable) Shift+Esc shortcut and a toolbar button that interrupt active WebSocket connections, JS timers, XMLHttpRequests, animated images, and videos, irrespective of the Firefox Stop button's state. Simplify your browsing with SuperStop.

Stats date:
Users: 1,027 ▲ 7
Rating: 4.00 (54)
Version: 0.6 (Last updated: 2020-09-23)
Creation date: 2012-12-28
Weekly download count: 4
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • <all_urls>
Size: 91.75K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

SuperStop is very simple: it adds a Shift+Esc shortcut (configurable) and a toolbar button that stop active WebSocket connections, JS timers, XMLHttpRequests, and any animated images and videos, regardless of the state of the Firefox Stop button.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Was a very effective tool against annoying animations/GIFs
  • Allowed users to easily bind the stopping function to a key sequence, such as the Esc key
  • Some users find it much needed and a productivity enhancer
  • Has currently stopped working in recent versions of Firefox
  • Doesn't always work on every website
  • Not automatic, users have to manually trigger it on each website
Most mentioned
  • Stopped working in newer versions of Firefox
  • Unable to stop GIFs or animations
  • Useful for stopping unwanted animations or autoplaying content
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Risk impact

SuperStop 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 SuperStop if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

SuperStop has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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