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Stop Gmail asking: Want to leave the page....

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:33 am

Lately Gmail has been pestering me with an irritating popup "This page is asking you to confirm that you want to leave - data you have entered may not be saved".
To stop this nonsense:

In PaleMoon (Firefox derivative) I went to about:config
search for: beforeunload
double-click on:
dom.disable_beforeunload to set it to true
dom.require_user_interaction_for_beforeunload to set it to false
Worked for me, no more warning pop-ups.

This also works in Firefox.

I also posted this on the Google forum.
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Re: Stop Gmail asking: Want to leave the page....

#2 Post by MikalE » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:52 am

Maybe I'm a bit confused, but how does using this in Pale Mood or Firefox help us using Google???
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Re: Stop Gmail asking: Want to leave the page....

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:37 am

This is to stop Gmail (and some other websites) nagging you, not Google per se.
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Re: Stop Gmail asking: Want to leave the page....

#4 Post by dr_st » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:59 am

This feature sometimes misfires, but it does have the potential to stop you from accidentally navigating away and losing entered form information...
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