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Popup blocker doesn't block popups when dialog boxes are opened




9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Dirk Schippers, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01])



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; nl; rv: Gecko/2008102920 Firefox/3.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; nl; rv: Gecko/2008102920 Firefox/3.0.4

I use this website which shows popups when messages arrive. I don't like this option so I have set the firefox popup blocker on to make sure these popups aren't shown.

When I open the page-settings dialog to print the page I'm viewing, the popups do pop up (the page refreshes in regular intervals) where they should still be blocked.

It might be the same in other dialogs, haven't tested it.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use a website that refreshes itself regularly and that opens a popup
2. Make sure that website is blocked in the popup blocker
3. Open the "page-settings" dialog in the file menu and wait for the page to refresh.

Expected Results:  
The popups should have been blocked

I believe this might have security consequences


9 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
The popup blocker is an anti-annoyance feature. Extra popups are unwanted but not a security exploit that needs to remain hidden.

We'd probably be able to diagnose this quicker if you provided a link to a site that exhibits the problem.

The popup blocker tries to walk a fine line guessing which popups you really wanted (clicking on a button or link that pops up a detail image, for instance) and which ones are unrequested. Maybe opening the page settings dialog is incorrectly interpreted as one such action.
Group: core-security
Dupe of bug 463491, if not something earlier. Handy STR:

1. Load http://www.auditmypc.com/freescan/popup/popup-test.asp#popup-test
2. Click the link to start the test, and quickly
3. Ctrl+P for the print dialog, or Ctrl+S to save
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Comment 4

7 years ago
Problem is gone in 3.6.10
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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