User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 This is happening more and more; ads seem to be able to change the popup blocker setting within Tools-Options-Web Features. I have the Popup Blocker setting always on but ads from some sites are able to deactivate it and therefore can show their popups. Be aware this doesn't happen all the time, only certain ads seem to be able to do this. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. Just go to the mentioned site 2. Try a few times if the effect doesn't show immediately 3. Actual Results: A popup ad is shown which otherwise would be surpressed by the Firefox popup blocker. Expected Results: Firefox should not allow to have preferences changed programmatically.
Are you saying the site actually changes the app preference? I can't replicate this since the site seems to be down right now, but I'd have to see the script that manages to "achieve" this without permission.
In reply to Mike Connor: Yes, that is exactly what I meant to tell. It is getting very annoying as I constantly have to check, after a visit to this site, if my popup blocker is still active. It might be the site or maybe one of the ads showing up there randomly who does this but I can assure you it does happen.
There is one part of the site still working: http://search.suprnova.org/ I just went there and voila, my popup blocker setting was deactivated without scrupule.
I've got the same build on the same OS (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0) and the search.suprnova.org site did not slip a popup through, nor did it change my preferences. I reloaded about twenty times, appeared to see their entire current ad rotation more than once each. grasping at straws: - what plugins do you have installed? (about:plugins) - do you have Java installed, what version? - do you have extensions installed?
I have installed: 1 extension: Tabbrowser extension 1.11.2004111302 Java runtime 1.4.2_05 Plug-ins: Shockwave Flash 7.0 r19 Metastream 3 Java plug-in 1.4.2_05 Quicktime 6.5.1 Adobe Acrobat 6.00 for Netscape Microsoft DRM network interface plug-in Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library I ran Spybot and Ad-Aware without results for something suspicious. I have running Mailwasher Pro 4, Kaspersky anti-virus 5, Skype. It happens rather frequently and not only since Firefox 1.0 ! Maybe you have a host file which blocks certain ads companies ?
Please disable TBE and retry. There has been reports of that extension causing this problem.
Will do and see if that cures it ! Damn shame of this extension if this is true ! Thanks for the info !
I have disabled it and encountered no further unwanted popup ads. I then enabled it again and got an unwanted popup ad again so I suppose it is safe to assume it is indeed this tab-extension causing the problem. Sorry for the confusion, never thought that such extension could have caused this. I guess: STATUS=RESOLVED
TBE has a near-legendary reputation for being unstable http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/_tabextensions.html.en#problems "This extension sometimes causes crush when you show popup menus, load webpages, or operate tabs, because it intrudes into operations about loading pages, showing popups, add/remove tabs, etc. Please don't use it if you would like to use stable browser."
(In reply to comment #9) > TBE has a near-legendary reputation for being unstable > http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/_tabextensions.html.en#problems > "This extension sometimes causes crush when you show popup menus, load webpages, > or operate tabs, because it intrudes into operations about loading pages, > showing popups, add/remove tabs, etc. Please don't use it if you would like to > use stable browser." Yeah, but a shame it still is. I haven't used it since made aware of the troubles with it and I have had no further trouble. Firefox is my closest companion next to my wife (she doubts sometimes :-)) and I have no problems whatsoever with the other extensions like Webdeveloper, colorzilla etc. I have installed. It's an amazing piece of software and I hope it will survive and evolve like nothing else.
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change