[Bug 222725] [NEW] Website using full screen popup window with no controls as advertisement.

JacobSteelsmith jacob at steelsmith.org
Sat Apr 26 19:48:56 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

I'm not sure if this is the proper place for this report.

The website torrentscan.com is using a full screen popup browser window
with no controls to display an advertisement. This popup is not blocked
and there is no obvious way to get rid of it. It can be reproduced by
going to the website and clicking in the search box on the left side of
the screen. The site uses a cookie or similar technique to display it

The window cannot be resized in any corner. Moving to the top of the
window produces no menu. There is no close and the URL cannot be
modified. The only way I found to get rid of this window is to press F11
twice, then resize the window so the window decorator can be used to
close it.

I know other bugs were marked as invalid, but I believe this technique,
if used widely, could be detrimental for the experience of the average

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Apr 26 12:43:23 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

Website using full screen popup window with no controls as advertisement.
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