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Even with popups allowed and redirects allowed, gmail links are blocked by Firefox. How do we fix this?

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By the way, this error shows in the header as "Firefox has prevented this site from opening a pop-up window." It does not say that Firefox has prevented this page from redirecting to another page, the workaround that used to "fix" the "pop-up" issue, but put the browser at risk from real unwanted redirects. Why was firefox "seeing" the redirect as a "pop-up" in the first place? In any case, it's a moot point, as now, firefox sees the gmail link as something other than a redirect or pop-up because unchecking either of these settings doesn't fix the problem.

Using 50.0 beta

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You are using a beta version so there may be bugs.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh).

Is the problem still there?

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Thanks. It doesn't help for all links (like the ones in your email), but does for some other links. I still get the blocked pop-up error, but it opens a new tab with the link.

Also, I can right click and "open link in a new tab" and that works. Less easy than just clicking the link, but less bother than copy/pasting the link. So, I can live with it. Thanks again.

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Just restarted with add-ons enabled. Oddly, now it seems to work the same as in safe mode. Some, but not all links will open in a new tab. The right click open in new tab is ok for a workaround.

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It might be Safe Mode fixed a bad file.