block popup windows unchecked but browser blocks popup windows.




13 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Paul Conrow, Unassigned)


1.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




13 years ago
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

My browser uses its own ability to block or not block popups.  I want the popups.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.access any and all websites that have popups in their logins

Actual Results:  
The browser continues to block popups, NOT WHAT I WANT!!

Expected Results:  
Not block popups!!

Comment 1

13 years ago
Reporter, popup-blocking is activated by default. Are you sure you've disabled
it (see Options -> Web Features) ? And if you did, can you give an example of a
website where the popup doesn't occur?

Note that if the popup-blocker is still working (and the popup doesn't show due
to another problem, like a JavaScript-error), you should see a message at the
top of the screen : 'Firefox prevented this site from opening a popup window ...'.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Could this be bug 260264?
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch

Comment 3

13 years ago
I'm getting this exact same problem - I have uninstalled ALL plugins
(extensions) and completely disabled pop-up blocking. I have even added all the
domains I regularly use to the "Allowed domains" box. I have turned of loading
popups in to new tabs.

I am using the very latest stable release of Mozilla Firefox on Windows XP. The
pop-ups stopped since a recent upgrade.

I've just reinstalled my plugins and no change whether they are there or not. 
In case it's an artifact caused by a plugin, here's a list of my plugins:

DOM Inspector 1.0
Adblock .5 d2 nightly 39
Bandwidth tester 0.4.2
BBCode 0.3.7
Checky 2.5
ColorZilla 2.5
Copy Plain Text 0.3
DictionarySearch 0.9.2
Download Statusbar 0.9.2
downTHEMall! 0.9.4
Flags 0.4
JavaScript Debugger 0.9.84
miniT (drag+indicator) 0.5
Named anchors 0.15
Show Anchors 1.12
Sort Extensions 1.0
Tabbrowser Preferences 1.2.4
Table Inspector 0.1
TargetAlert 0.7.4
User Agent Switcher 0.6.5
Web Color Names 1.0.14
Web Developer 0.9.3

My tabbrowser prefs for some reason was set to launch all popups in a new tab -
I set it to launch no popups in a new tab (assuming that would return things to
normal) but so far it's my best guess as to what's causing this problem.

The problem affects 100% of popups - no matter where they are used.  I am
starting to suffer from depression due to a recent increase in exposure to
Internet Explorer!!  Please save my sanity and fix this bug.  There's only so
mugh untabbed Internet Explorer browsing I can take! :P

Comment 4

13 years ago
Regarding the chap who said "Could this be bug 260264?" - no, I don't think it
is - NO popups work, not even 1. It's a complete halt on all things popup.

Comment 5

13 years ago
Same problem here as well.  No popups work at all.  Tried everything I could
think of.  Started right after the recent update.

SwiftTabs 0.3
Tabbrowser Prefs 1.2.5
FireFTP 0.88.3
BBCode 0.4.1
Copy Url+ 1.3.1
Foxy Tunes 1.1
Optimoz Tweaks 0.3
Download Manager Tweak 0.6.5
ColorZilla 0.8.2
Feedview 0.9.7
Sage 1.3.3
Greasemonkey 0.2.6

Comment 6

13 years ago
I have the exact same problem.  No popups work at all unless I set them to open
in a new tab.  Also tried everything including upgrading to latest version as
soon as they are released.  As with the others it started soon after a recent
update. I am now having to use Avant the tabbed version of Internet Explorer. 

Comment 7

13 years ago
I have the same problem, I am running XP Pro SP2 with 256 MB ram, I have
excluded the site in the popup settings and turned off the blocking and after a
few hours of working the popup blocking message comes up and the popups will not
return without closing and openning the application Firefox 1.0.4

Comment 8

13 years ago
I had this problem but fixed it: I had installed FF v1 then uninstalled and
installed FF v 1.04, mainly because of another problem with acrobat. Ifound that
the popup blocker remained active even though it was unchecked in
Tools/Options/Web Features. I then uninstalled FF 1.04, deleted the Mozilla
folder in Docs & Settings/AppData, in order to be sure that my old default
profile was gone. I then reinstalled FF 1.04 and it works beautifully. 

Comment 9

12 years ago
mrochuko, djackson - does comment 8 help? is this still a problem if you use firefox 1.5?
Summary: I have the block popup windows unchecked, but for the last 4 days, the browser continually blocks popup windows. → block popup windows unchecked but browser blocks popup windows.
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
Assignee: bugs → nobody
-> incomplete since no reply to comment #9, if this is still a problem 
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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