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Disabling auto-focus of webpage form fields

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Hi, sometimes when I'm browsing web pages, they will auto-focus on some HTML forms, which interferes with my ability to use Backspace key to go back a page. Is there any add-in or about:config way to disable forms from stealing focus?

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There's a security policy that allows you to prevent the scripts from focusing HTML elements, see here. So far there's no built-in GUI to set such policy, so you'll need to manually edit your user.js file.

There's also a Policy Manager add-on, which supposedly can do that for you. Note, however, that this add-on didn't work for me (as it sets quite different preferences than those described in the linked KB article).