Rated 4.4 out of 5
4.4 Stars out of 5
- by Crumb, 2 months agoRated 1 out of 5Im' writing this after the issue in question was double checked by me.
For a month or so after installation, the add-on worked perfectly. After that period I started noticing the intensive activity of the processor, between 30 and 100% (by the task manager and process hacker). Before, with FF working, the average value used to be 6-10%. I tried closing tabs with video, restarting FF - to no avail. I closed FF and reopened it after 3-5 mins - the overload of processor would show immediately (no other application was working on the comp).
I starter switching off all my other add-ons, one by one - no help. I started deleting them, one by one, until at lust found the culprit - SuperStop. I reinstalled all other add-ons and was observing the processor for another month - everything was ok.
But the animation on many sites I visit was very annoing, and no other add-on could cope with it so effectively. So, I gave it another try. After a month's passed everyrhing described above has repeted to the letter. Now I have deleted it, FF is working, the processor fluctuates slightly above 0%.
I put 1 star as a warning, if the add-on is crypto-miner.
If not, I bring my apologies to the authors and ask them to check the problem.
Developer responseposted 2 months agoIt's not a crypto-miner -- you can check that by doing right-click -> "Save Link As" on the "Add to Firefox" button, changing the file extension of the downloaded file to .zip, and looking at the files therein. They are all very short, and it should be easy to check that none of it is related to crypto mining. Adding a crypto miner to the addon would be against everything it stands for.
That said, I have no idea what the cause of the problem might be... I can't see anything in the code that could trigger high CPU usage, and I can't reproduce it myself. Maybe about:performance could give some hints, though I've never had much luck with it. Sorry you're having a bad time. :(
- by Firefox user 14200416, 4 months agoRated 4 out of 5Really effective. Would be great if certain websites could be blacklisted/whitelisted so the effect would be automatic.
Developer responseposted 3 months agoThis is a nice thought, but it's hard to make this automatic, since it's not clear when the page has loaded completely enough that it's safe to stop. I'd suggest looking into NoScript, or Firefox's built-in support for disabling animations (e.g. image.animation_mode, media.autoplay.enabled), or other animation-disabling addons.
- by Vadim Makarov, 4 months agoRated 3 out of 5Doesn't work lately on a number of websites, especially those that try to sell something and have annoying "call us" and "message us" animated buttons. Example of website that does not stop animation: https://www.basalt.ru/soprovozhdenie-sdelok-s-nedvizhimostyu/sdelki-s-domami/
P.S. Wow that was fast. Fixed for that site at least. I'll will report later if I see problems remaining on other sites.
P.P.S. Here is another page where it fails to stop an animated image in bottom right corner: https://prozhivem.com/kvartira/prodazha/razreshenie-organov-opeki-i-popechitelstva
Developer responseposted 4 months agoThanks for the feedback! I've uploaded a new version of the addon with a fix for that website.
Edit: uploaded 0.5 which should fix your second report as well. (Note that I don't get notifications for review edits. https://github.com/gavinsharp/SuperStop/issues is a better place to post issues.)
- by Firefox user 13362655, 5 months agoRated 5 out of 5One of the most useful addons I have. Love it. webp/gifs or other annoying shit? shift+esc <3 Dude I am an atheist but there is a place in haven for you!
- by Alexis Wilke, a year agoRated 5 out of 5Exactly what I was looking for. I still don't understand why they (firefox dev.) completely removed the old Esc functionality instead of making it available with another key... This one is even better since it stops "everything" like the Stop button but for ongoing connections, GIF, video, audio...
- by Brainetree, a year agoRated 5 out of 5This add-on actually works, no other animation stopper works for me in Quantum except this Sure Stop. I noticed that Chrome has Stop Animations 1.15 which just uses the ESC key and works perfect Wish Sure-Stop could be configured to use just the ESC key.
- by ProphetOfCrysis, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5just What i needed thank you very much for this !! but a button would be great to simulate the action cause most of the time i use only mouse..please consider adding a button..thank you again !!
- by tomhock, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5It doesn't work on v59 - period. I hate motion on pages I'm trying to read, and I've tried repeatedly to find a way to stop these Giphy animations that appear all over the place. This extension has no effect on them whatsoever.
I really blame Mozilla for this. If Chrome can provide a built-in switch, so can you. Also, stop "improving" your products so that the most useful elements STOP WORKING.
Developer responseposted 3 years agoI guess Giphy uses GIFVs, i.e. videos. I filed https://github.com/gavinsharp/SuperStop/issues/10 for adding that functionality to the addon, though I don't think I'll have time to fix it any time soon.
Setting media.autoplay.enabled to false in about:config might be an option for you.
Edit: I updated the addon -- Shift+Escape should now pause videos as well.