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Firefox 98 for Windows

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How can I prevent websites from tracking my mouse cursor? I was searching for the question for a long time and couldn't find any answers.

Basically. I open a site, I want to click on Back or close the tab and it sends a pop up like "wait, don't go!" etc.

Any ideas? I think about extension or option in settings/configs.

I guess like my question is very unique or was skipped by search engines.

I hope for help.

How can I prevent websites from tracking my mouse cursor? I was searching for the question for a long time and couldn't find any answers. Basically. I open a site, I want to click on Back or close the tab and it sends a pop up like "wait, don't go!" etc. Any ideas? I think about extension or option in settings/configs. I guess like my question is very unique or was skipped by search engines. I hope for help.

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Link to site at issue? And Addon aka Extension is not something FF controls that is up to the Addon to reply to your question. Mouse tracking comes from the Mouse driver and sites use cookies know what your clicking on otherwise there be no mouse or trackball input to help.

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Hey there! As an ametuer web programmer myself, I have confidence in answering your question. There is no current way to stop websites "tracking" your cursor. In fact, they aren't actually tracking it. They have an invisible "container" which, when it looses "focus" or when the cursor is no longer "hovering". Even if there was a way to prevent websites to stop knowing where your curser is, etc. then buttons would be unusable, as it belongs to the "focus"/"onclick" family.

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tomasz.czartowski said

. . . I want to click on Back or close the tab and it sends a pop up like "wait, don't go!" etc.

That is not the website, it is the web pages script program. A blocker might be able to stop this, but I don't know what one.

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