Friday, August 05, 2005

firefox popups

This is so damn good I have to repeat it here. Hate popups? Didja switch to Firefox because it blocks them? Notice it doesn't always work, anymore? Those nasty bastards who make popups found a way to get around firefox's blocking by using a flash plugin. Pete Blevin has the answer... (found it at Roger's)

  1. Type about:config into the Firefox location bar.
  2. Right-click on the page and select New and then Integer.
  3. Name it privacy.popups.disable_from_plugins
  4. Set the value to 2.

The possible values are:

  • 0: Allow all popups from plugins.
  • 1: Allow popups, but limit them to dom.popup_maximum.
  • 2: Block popups from plugins.
  • 3: Block popups from plugins, even on whitelisted sites.

hmmm. I've found a site where the popups still appear. Oh well. Zonealarm Pro still blocks them all.

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