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Spanking popups makes me happy. :-D

Posted on 2005.08.03 at 12:44
I found these easy to follow instructions to prevent flash-based popups at PeteBevin.com
All hail Petey!

Like you, I love Firefox for many reasons, including popup blocking. So over the last few weeks I’ve been surprised to see occasional popups.

It turns out that some clever people figured out that you could launch popups from Flash, getting around the Firefox default settings.

Fortunately, you can get around it:

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.


servermonkey at 2005-08-03 17:41 (UTC) (Permanent link)

Simply Stan
paperpath at 2005-08-03 20:24 (UTC) (Permanent link)
De nada, amigo. :)
servermonkey at 2005-08-03 20:27 (UTC) (Permanent link)
As it turns out, I already had that setting in my config. Which is odd. Still cool, nonetheless.
your_sedative at 2005-08-03 19:53 (UTC) (Permanent link)
I think I'm the only one left in the dark when it comes to this...but I hear firefox is better than IE. Do you download it, or do you buy it? Do most webpage layouts look the same (for an example...would stlyesheets still show; little things like that?)

But I most agree. Less pop-ups = happy Dani.
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2005-08-03 20:24 (UTC) (Permanent link)
Ooo! Sweetie!
Run, don't walk to http://getfirefox.net
Download the free version 1.0.6 (only 4.7 MB)

Rediscover the web.

Also, once you're all installed and comfy with firefox, click on TOOLS, then THEMES and/or EXTENSIONS to tweak firefox to suit your preferences. Of course you can also run it "clean" without any mods and still have a superior browser.
Humor me
nephthys510 at 2005-08-04 00:03 (UTC) (Permanent link)
mmmmm adblock bugmenot and spellbound

how I love thee
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