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How can I disable animations in tab titles?

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Some websites add some annoying animation effects into their website's title (that shows in the tab title).

Example: This website: https://colourpop.com/ If you switch to another tab for several seconds, it starts flashing a message, "Hey, where'd you go?". I'd like to be able to disable this and any similar animations that can potentially be added to a website's title. Is this only possible by disabling some scripts and/or using UBlock, etc, or can I do this within Firefox?

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Some websites add some annoying animation effects into their website's title (that shows in the tab title). Example: This website: https://colourpop.com/ If you switch to another tab for several seconds, it starts flashing a message, "Hey, where'd you go?". I'd like to be able to disable this and any similar animations that can potentially be added to a website's title. Is this only possible by disabling some scripts and/or using UBlock, etc, or can I do this within Firefox? Thank you,

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Screenshot of the error. FireFox doesn't popup such messages that would come from the site itself.

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You could try adding the following preference as a number in about:config. From memory, it is effective immediately but you may have to restart. It will mean you will see a barely motionless hourglass when loading a tab instead of the animated icon.

ui.prefersReducedMotion (give it the value 1)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox

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Sorry, I don't think I've explained it well enough. Perhaps this problem can only be solved with some javascript filter in AdBlocker or uBlock.

I meant -- is it possible to disable animations that the website itself creates via javascript (I think?), when the title of the tab (e.g. "Forum") changes (e.g., user receives a message, and the title starts flashing "New message! - Forum"). I was hoping there is some browser-wide configuration to disable such changes.

Here is an example of the discussion on how it can be integrated into a website

Modified by kattie.white

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kattie.white said

Sorry, I don't think I've explained it well enough. Perhaps this problem can only be solved with some javascript filter in AdBlocker or uBlock. I meant -- is it possible to disable animations that the website itself creates via javascript (I think?), when the title of the tab (e.g. "Forum") changes (e.g., user receives a message, and the title starts flashing "New message! - Forum"). I was hoping there is some browser-wide configuration to disable such changes. Here is an example of the discussion on how it can be integrated into a website

Hello! One way that I currently know of is by disabling the Javascript using Ublock Origin, click the icon marked below to do this:

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It is done via this script, but I don't know where it is coming from as I do not see it in the Network Monitor.

Modified by cor-el

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You could try enabling Annoyance filters in uBlock Origin. I use AdGuard Annoyances and uBlock filters - Annoyances but others are listed.

Modified by Terry

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