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Pop-ups come up frequently while I use my Yahoo (online) email account.

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
13 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: dnastern, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.0 Branch
x86
Windows 2000
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 5-15-2010], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6

Pop-ups (these are actual full page browser windows) come up frequently while I
use my Yahoo (online) email account.  There are a number of advertisers who seem
to be getting through despite my pop-up blocker being on.  One offender is the
above URL opens in a new window...it is becoming more and more frequent.  With
others, it appears that banner or vertical ad is opening all by itself in a new
window instead of in the Yahoo email web page.  When this window opens, it
becomes the active window, even if I am using another application.

Hope this helps.  Let me know if you have questions.

Doug Stern 

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. If I am in my Yahoo email account using the Firefox browser, it will occur at
least eventually.

Actual Results:  
See description...Window opens and you are taken to it, irrespective of the
active application.

Expected Results:  
Blocked "pop-up" or let me view ad on the web page.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

13 years ago
Additional bit of information.  The error often occurs, while in another tab
(i.e. not the yahoo email tab) or in another instance the browser, AND I am
selecting text for copying...=> Then I get the new window, moving me to the URL
below.

Though I have had the same phenomena happen while the computer was not being
used at all.  And it does not always go to the URL mentioned below. 
Interesting, eh?

Thanks!

Doug
Summary: Pop-ups come up frequently while I use my Yahoo (online) email account. → Pop-ups come up frequently while I use my Yahoo (online) email account.

Comment 2

9 years ago
Is this still reproducible?
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
http://www.mozilla.com
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+mode
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 5-15-2010]
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.3 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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