'Open New Windows In A New Tab instead' is not working when the popup is invoked by Flash




8 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: lyxocegabutenazi, Unassigned)



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8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

I surf a lot of porn sites. And some of them invoke a popup if you click the play button of their Flash player. Even though I have FF set to 'Open New Window In A New Tab', this isn't working if a window is invoked by a Flash object. For example, if I want to watch porn clip on tnaflix.com and click the Play button, then a popup window of livejasmin.com comes up. But it doesn't open in a new tab. It opens in a new window, even though I've set the above mentioned option. This is very annoying.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set option 'Open new windows in a new tab instead'
2. Go to tnaflix.com
2. Choose a porn clip
3. Click the Play button of that porn clip
4. A popup window comes up which doesn't open in a new tab
Actual Results:  
Instead of opening in a new tab (as set in the preferences), the window opens in a new browser window.

Expected Results:  
The popup window should open in a tab, not in a window.

It happens when you click Flash objects that invoke a popup window.

Comment 1

8 years ago
*Loudspeaker off*

Reproduced with a clean profile in:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:6.0a1) Gecko/20110414 Firefox/6.0a1

The "Open new windows in a new tab instead" setting just works for ordinary windows, and the setting is stored in browser.link.open_newwindow.

The browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction is by default 2, which means "Divert all links according to browser.link.open_newwindow, unless the new window specifies how it should be displayed". The spam window pop-up on tnaflix.com is such a new window.

For further information see:

I changed it to 0 instead of 2 and it worked as documented and opened up in a new tab. 

So to achieve the requested behavior:
open about:config and change the value of browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction from 2 to 0.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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