Popup blocker on ff
ubuntu at danielt.com
Thu Jul 28 23:57:16 UTC 2005
Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 20:32:05 +0100
> Daniel Taylor <ubuntu at danielt.com> wrote:
>>Jack Jackson wrote:
>>>Has anyone used the function in the address bar of FF where you can type
>>>dict [space] word and ff will go get the definition from
>>>brings you to
>>>How is it possible that on that site, which I have *not* permitted as an
>>>allowed site for popups, can get FF to display an unrequested popup window?
>>1. i don't get any popups on that site,
>>2. maybe it's a new type of popup, that FF doesn't know about yet, like
>>a flash popup's etc., but i can't comment because i just don't get a
>>popup or a message telling me one has been blocked.
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> I noticed on updating to Firefox 1.0.6 using apt, that I was getting pop-ups that I hadn't had before. On checking my settings in Edit > Preferences I saw that the popup blocking was no longer enabled ( check box was blank) . Since I had not changed this at all, I thought it odd, but re-enabled it.
> I no longer see the popups. I have no idea whether this setting was changed by the upgrade, or how - but I'm quite certain I didn't change it myself. I *always* have popup block enabled, as I bet most people do...
> Perhaps check your settings to see if this is the case for you ?
Okay, naughty me hadn't updated in a while, so i updated and ran the
same test again, this time i was told that there was a popup that had
my settings for popup blocking stayed the same.
it's worth noting that i got this latest update from ubuntu backports,
version was '1.0.6-1ubuntu1~5.04ubp1'. not sure where you got your's
from, if you got your's from an official apt source then my results are
probably irrelevant because they came from an unofficial source and they
may have packaged it differently to those from the official one, hence
settings being changed.
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