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Visual information: Popup blocker notification: enable "always notify the user the first time a popup is blocked" ?

RESOLVED FIXED

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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
13 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: Ulfert Köppen, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.8

As it is now,
Firefox is good at blocking unwanted popups,
but unfortunately also desired ones.

Using the browser in public places, it would eb desirable 
to have the browser ALWAYS show al clear hint whenever a new user
uses the browser. 
As it is now, Firefox will only once (when you start it the very first time
for a specified user like "...documents and settings\DUMMY\...")
inform you that it blocks popups.
As said, for systems in public places ("Kiosk mode")
the behavior of firefox is not understood by inexperienced users.

So a status box should inform the user every time the broser is restarted,
and perhaps the popup-blocking icon should be a bit larger. 
The icon could also flash for several times, showing a tool tip.




Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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in a kiosk setup, you could lock the firsttime pref to make sure this always
happens.  There's a lot of ways to do this without adding code, and I'm not sure
its really useful to any users other than kiosk/public installs, which there's
much better solutions for, IMO.

Comment 2

13 years ago
well get the latest nightly it will resolve your problem
set as fixed

Comment 3

13 years ago
0.9+ builds have notification for each blocked popup

marking fixed
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs,
filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → preferences
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