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Firefox and pop ups
Been getting more popups since V1.0 PR
davelms




msg:1589893
 5:09 pm on Oct 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's my main (only) browser, but I've noticed more popups since I installed V1.0 PR. Is this a coincidence or has anyone else noticed this. Before this release, I was pretty much pop-up free - or is there an option Im missing? I have "Block Pop Up Windows" selected and there are no sites listed under the Allowed Sites tab. Here's the latest one, via the .tk domains. To me it seems quite a simple trick, no...?


...

<script language =" JavaScript">
<!-- hide start
function popup() {
window.open("popupurlsnippedfromhere","bannerpopup","height=100,width=486,scrollbars=no");
}
// hide end -->
</script>

</head>

<frameset onLoad="JavaScript:popup()" rows="*,1" framespacing="0" border="0" frameborder="NO">
<frame src="http://www.example.com" name="dot_tk_frame_content" scrolling="auto" noresize>
</frameset>

<noframes>
<body>
</body>
</noframes>

</html>


Is there anything I can do? Or have missed in my set up? Like I say, this is only come more of an issue since the latest release version... oh, and I'm on the October 1st (security release) version...

 

davelms




msg:1589894
 5:30 pm on Oct 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sorry, as I typed it out it became obvious. Well, when I'd clicked submit that is. You know, when things just become clear... I use the "Single Window" extension, which means that new "windows" are opened in a new tab, instead of a new window. I love tabbed browsing and wish this was a default, but the extension does it essentially.

Anyway, with this extension disabled, Firefox was correctly blocking the example popup listed above. But with the extension running it allowed it through.

Problem solved, sorry for wasting you a few minutes in reading this. And sorry for blaming Firefox :)

ergophobe




msg:1589895
 6:48 pm on Oct 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the info though as I run the same extension.

BTW, I think PR1.0 is a nice advance. Still some completely annoying things with Firefox like the way you lose the page if you get a server timeout, whereas other browsers will give you the url you request or at least the one you came from. In other words, try going to the page
h**p://asdfasdfdsfasdiuyoiausflkjanf.com

in Firefox and then Opera, Mozilla, or IE.

Tom

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