Closed Bug 161176 Opened 22 years ago Closed 21 years ago
lie to sites about whether window
The last part of the bug is already requested. Search bugzilla. For the rest of the bug: the point of disabling opening new windows is not only to avoid new windows, but also to avoid unnecesary communication with any server (user-tracking). If mozilla would "render internaly" those pages that point would be lost. I think that this bug should be WontFix
If this is a valid bug at all, it's an enhancement. Suggest changing summary to "RFE: make blocked popups render internally" or something. probably WONTFIX, though.
Severity: major → enhancement
Wontfix: this would be a perf hit, a bandwidth hit, dishonest, impossible, etc. If you don't normally use tabs, consider voting for bug 103843, which would let you make pop-ups open in tabs, which you could then close all at once along with the window.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 22 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Summary: "Open unrequested windows" option should work differently → lie to sites about whether window.open succeeded
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Did search Bugzilla, three separate terms, didn't come across another bug with the same intent. That's why I suggested this be *optional* (ideally, disabled by default, don't put it in the config UI if you think it should be an uber-user kind of setting). If someone doesn't mind the popups' background actions, and wants to be able to use this kind of site without having to manually turn "Open unrequested windows" back on every time we visit that site, then it seems like a good idea at least. If you don't, then you don't, and you leave the option off (basically it's a three-way option: Allow unrequested windows to open (either in a new window or in a tab); render unrequested windows in the background and don't display them (automatically stop rendering X seconds after the background window finishes rendering, or timeout and close after Y seconds, whichever comes first); or don't execute the unrequested open at all. I *do* normally use tabs, but I don't usually have separate main windows with separate topics open. I just have everything in one window, but I use tabs because I don't like my WM toolbar being cluttered up. Perf hit, yes. Bandwidth hit, yes. But let the *user* decide if it's worth it so that they can access sites that detect Mozilla not opening certain popup windows. If it's not worth it to a user, they don't use it. And dishonest? How is disabling "Open unrequested windows" any different? It's designed to get around the *exact* same thing -- annoying popup ads. Sites have come up with ways to get around Mozilla disabling "Open unrequested windows" (try eq.castersrealm.com or www.latimes.com -- I still get popups on those sites, even with "Open unrequested windows" turned off), and Mozilla should respond to those methods.
*** Bug 161209 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Reopening to mark as a dup of bug 181035...
Status: VERIFIED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 181035 ***
No longer blocks: popups
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 22 years ago → 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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