If I understood correctly, this was done intentionally - as a "fix" for bug 22183. (See especially bug 22183 comment 124 and onwards).
Yeah, that's by design. Security improvements * bug 22183 - Make the address bar visible in all pop-up windows to prevent spoofing. (See also 252811.) So mark this bug as WONTFIX or Duplicate if you agree.
*** Bug 258720 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
It may be by design, but there should be an option to turn it off from the preferences dialog. Why it is enforced? Many people will not dare to touch about:config if it is the only way to turn it off. Firefox should also be business friendly. It can be turned off on IE 7.0, if the aim is to duplicate whatever IE has in certain cases than why not also put a checkbox to the preferences dialog.
Perhaps there should be an option to allow the removal of the address bar for trusted domains. This would help make tidier corporate intranet solutions, whilst keeping general web browsing safe.
No, then you have to debug whether a user turned it off or the code which opened it turned it off.
FYI, about:config, dom.disable_window_open_feature.location, false. Done.
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