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Pop-ups are disabled but still occur. How do I fix it?

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I have my pop-up blocker enabled. But some websites are still able to open another window that contains an advertisement. How can I stop this?

Thank you!

I have my pop-up blocker enabled. But some websites are still able to open another window that contains an advertisement. How can I stop this? Thank you!

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FredMcD
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Are you using the pop-up blocker in Firefox, or an add-on? Which one?

Are you using the pop-up blocker in Firefox, or an add-on? Which one?

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I'm using the native Firefox pop-up blocker. No add-ons.

I'm using the native Firefox pop-up blocker. No add-ons.
cor-el
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Are you clicking a link when this happens (i.e. you experience a pop-under)?

You can look at a content blocking extension like uBlock Origin extension to block specific content.

See also the uBlock Origin documentation.

Are you clicking a link when this happens (i.e. you experience a pop-under)? You can look at a content blocking extension like uBlock Origin extension to block specific content. * uBlock Origin: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/ See also the uBlock Origin documentation. * https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock#ublock-origin

Question owner

Yes - it happens when I click on a link. And you have a point - it's a "pop-under". But I still expected Firefox to prevent the "pop-uwhateveritis".

Many thanks!

Yes - it happens when I click on a link. And you have a point - it's a "pop-under". But I still expected Firefox to prevent the "pop-uwhateveritis". Many thanks!