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Old 03-06-05, 12:13 PM
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Firefox Popup Problem fix

I was having problems with pop-unders ever since I upgraded to firefox 1.0.1
Well this helped me and I thought I should pass it on to you guys.

Asa today writes how you can block those nasty things. see http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/007682.html

this is the general idea:
To block pop-ups from plugins, open your Firefox 1.0 or 1.0.1 browser, type about:config in the address field. Right-click in the resulting config page somewhere and select New -> Interger. Type privacy.popups.disable_from_plugins in the resulting dialog, hit OK, type 2 in the next dialog and you're all set.

This pref can actually take three values:

* 0: open allowed
* 1: the opened windows are treated as popups, but they're allowed to open (we limit the number of these types of popups)
* 2: the window is a popup, block it

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Old 03-06-05, 12:21 PM
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Thanks for the tip, Mok!
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This is a good fix for all those flash popunders. Thanks for the info.
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Cool, thanks a lot.
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Thank you very much.
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so far it seems to be working. and it doesn't block the pop up hotmail gives when you click to empty the junk mail folder
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thanks as well!

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