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Excessive Pops in Firefox
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Compworld




msg:1590161
 4:24 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anyone know how to prevent these pops from coming through? All of a sudden they Firefox is unable to block them. Anyone know of anyway to block them?

Thanks,

CompWorld

 

Robino




msg:1590162
 4:28 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

I don't get any.

Which version are you running?

Compworld




msg:1590163
 5:40 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

1.0.1. I just installed adblock. That seemed to stop the pop-unders.

Thanks,

CompWorld

Farix




msg:1590164
 11:14 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Someone has evidently figured out a way to circumvent Firefox's popup blocker. I've been getting a popup ever time I visit the website of a local newspaper.

I wonder if one could take legal action against a website that circumvention a protection feature I put in place.

scottmack




msg:1590165
 4:40 am on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>>>> I wonder if one could take legal action against a website that circumvention a protection feature I put in place.

You've got to be really kidding.

tedster




msg:1590166
 5:40 am on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well, lawyers will often find a way for you to take legal action. What seems unlikely to me is winning the action. (However, the courts have been mighty odd with Internet issues to date.)

pixelkat




msg:1590167
 7:46 am on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have noticed many more pop-ups since I upgraded to Firefox 1.0 to take advantage of the security patch, which was not available for my .8 Firefox version. My V.8 version did an awesome job at blocking third-party ad pop-ups, yet didn't prevent the viewing of popups from the originating site. With FF 1.01, it seems to be an all or nothing gig. Either block all or block none. Were it not for the security patch, I'd dump 1.01 and return to .8, which seemed to have better built-in filtering without having to load a bunch of add-ins, bookmarklets or plug-ins to get it to behave like you wanted it to.

Time to dust off Popup Blocker, I guess.

Kat

bumpaw




msg:1590168
 1:59 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Were it not for the security patch, I'd dump 1.01

The latest patch is 1.0.2

bcolflesh




msg:1590169
 3:13 pm on Apr 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Moz developers public test of improved pop-up blocking:

[weblogs.mozillazine.org...]

apparently this capability was in since 1.0 - just not enabled by default - professes to kill Flash and JAVA triggered pop up/unders.

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