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Pop-up blocker faulty - Blocks new tabs/windows

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
7 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: miumiu@mailinator.com, Unassigned)

Tracking

16 Branch
x86
Windows XP
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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.11) Gecko/20100701 Firefox/3.5.11
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.11) Gecko/20100701 Firefox/3.5.11

After browsing for a few hours, Firefox starts blocking all new windows. It shows the message "Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window" even when "Block pop-up windows" in Options>Content is unchecked i.e. turned off.

Any button on any web-page/website that leads to a link that is supposed to open in a new tab/window gets blocked. Right clicking the original link and selecting "Open link in a new tab/window" bypasses the pop-up block message.

A Firefox restart also fixes this problem for a few hours but I loose all open tabs/windows on restarting. It happens again in few hours.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Browse FF with a large number of tabs open
2. Clicking many links which open in more new tabs
Actual Results:  
Suddenly FF pop-up blocker starts blocking most of the links clicked on any website thinking it as a pop-up and shows the message "Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window" even when "Block pop-up windows" in Options>Content is unchecked i.e. turned off.


Please view this image to see the problem more clearly:

http://i33.tinypic.com/2r3wp5y.jpg
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Updated

7 years ago
Severity: major → normal
Priority: -- → P3

Comment 1

7 years ago
Created attachment 489491 [details]
Screenshot of problem

This also happens when the pop-up blocker is enabled, but a site is on the whitelist.

Updated

7 years ago
Priority: P3 → --
Version: unspecified → 3.5 Branch

Comment 2

7 years ago
Still happens in Firefox 4.0.
do you still reproduce this with a current version?
Flags: needinfo?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2012-12-01]

Comment 4

5 years ago
This still happens with 16.0.2.

More data: If I close one or more tabs, the pop-up blocker will start working again for a while.
Flags: needinfo?

Comment 5

5 years ago
A couple of usual questions: is this reproducible in Safe Mode (Help - Restart with Add-Ons Disabled)? If yes, can you check latest nightly build too? Link - http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla-central/firefox-19.0a1.en-US.win32.zip. Backup your profile folder before second test just in case
Version: 3.5 Branch → 16 Branch

Comment 6

5 years ago
Resolved per whiteboard
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: [closeme 2012-12-01]
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