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Security: Firefox requests permissions to receive keystrokes from any app (macOS).

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Is it normal for Firefox to generate a popup dialog box, stating something like "Firefox requests permission to receive keystrokes from any app in the system."? At first, I thought this was to enable copy/cut/paste via the clipboard buffer. Then I thought, "I never saw this before, why now, could this be malware trying to do something bad to my system.

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Hi firefoxx1, Could it be from the Copy Link Text extension which you are using? Check the Permissions for that extension.

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My_Cheese_Is_Slippin' said

Hi firefoxx1, Could it be from the Copy Link Text extension which you are using? Check the Permissions for that extension.

I don't know if that is involved or not. That extension is functioning normally, but neither FireFox nor that extention have been granted any permissions I can find in the security preferences.

When the prompt came up asking for the permissions, I did not grant them. The prompt has not reappeared.

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This thread includes a screenshot.

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