Jon (j_b) wrote,
Jon
j_b

Blocking popup windows launched from inside Flash ad-banners...

Thanks to zonereyrie for this, copied from http://www.petebevin.com/archives/2005/03/10/firefox_popups.html

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.

This has been sufficient to stop the popups that were still occurring when I was reading comics.

... spread the word, yo.
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