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In OS X you can use AppleScript to run JavaScript in Chrome: xj(){ osascript -e'on run{a}' -e'tell app"google chrome"to tell active tab of window 1 to execute javascript a' -eend "$1"; } Firefox does not support AppleScript.


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As mentioned, unfocused tabs are still potentially running. It's not impossible that AJAX sites like StackExchange would become compromised, and deliver evil malware instead of delicious notifications. I wouldn't say this is a big threat to be concerned about at the moment. Malware is usually delivered immediately when you load the page. That's what I'd ...


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Answer to question 1: JavaScript in unfocused tabs usually can still run as you can see with ewbsites that raise themselves after some amount of time. So, they are not completely inactive per default.



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