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I need help to block some unwanted website from opening in a new tab or new background window, but i cant find ant=ywhere in the firefox preferences to input those website address. Also if there is some way to block unwanted ad or hidden website link from opening when I click on a button or play a video button (or anywhere on the page or input fields) from opening that hidden link (be it in the same page or new tab) its really annoying that the backgound or tabs are loading some ads or other unwanted stuff and slow down my main content.

Is there any way to get rid of this problem? I hope there is a solution to share and clear or simple steps to do it...Thanks alots!

I need help to block some unwanted website from opening in a new tab or new background window, but i cant find ant=ywhere in the firefox preferences to input those website address. Also if there is some way to block unwanted ad or hidden website link from opening when I click on a button or play a video button (or anywhere on the page or input fields) from opening that hidden link (be it in the same page or new tab) its really annoying that the backgound or tabs are loading some ads or other unwanted stuff and slow down my main content. Is there any way to get rid of this problem? I hope there is a solution to share and clear or simple steps to do it...Thanks alots!

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Basicsman 1 solutions 16 answers

If I understand it correctly, you're talking about unwanted popup windows? There's a good add-on for that: Poper Blocker https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/addon/poper-blocker-pop-up-blocker/?src=hp-dl-upandcoming . It blocks all popups. Hope this helps.

If I understand it correctly, you're talking about unwanted popup windows? There's a good add-on for that: Poper Blocker https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/addon/poper-blocker-pop-up-blocker/?src=hp-dl-upandcoming . It blocks all popups. Hope this helps.
FredMcD
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Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.

Flash Player Version: Version 29.0.0.113

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''ActiveX''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player Version: '''Version 29.0.0.113 ''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

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Basicsman said

If I understand it correctly, you're talking about unwanted popup windows? There's a good add-on for that: Poper Blocker https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/addon/poper-blocker-pop-up-blocker/?src=hp-dl-upandcoming . It blocks all popups. Hope this helps.

Thanks Basicman, it seem that this pop up blocker is corrupted... I have used the pop up blocker in FF itself but not working at all. but I was thinking since I have those address where those common site keep opening up then where can I add this site into the block outwebsite list so it wont be able to load? Is there a function in FF for us to add those site we wish to block?

Thanks!

''Basicsman [[#answer-1090797|said]]'' <blockquote> If I understand it correctly, you're talking about unwanted popup windows? There's a good add-on for that: Poper Blocker https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/addon/poper-blocker-pop-up-blocker/?src=hp-dl-upandcoming . It blocks all popups. Hope this helps. </blockquote> Thanks Basicman, it seem that this pop up blocker is corrupted... I have used the pop up blocker in FF itself but not working at all. but I was thinking since I have those address where those common site keep opening up then where can I add this site into the block outwebsite list so it wont be able to load? Is there a function in FF for us to add those site we wish to block? Thanks!

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FredMcD said

Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox). Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player Version: Version 29.0.0.113 https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

if we uninstall these thats bean we wont be able to view any flash related site in FF... so should we still do it?

''FredMcD [[#answer-1090847|said]]'' <blockquote> Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''ActiveX''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player Version: '''Version 29.0.0.113 ''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration </blockquote> if we uninstall these thats bean we wont be able to view any flash related site in FF... so should we still do it?
FredMcD
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FredMcD said

Update your Flash Player or remove it
''FredMcD [[#answer-1090847|said]]'' <blockquote> Update your Flash Player or remove it </blockquote>
Happy112 561 solutions 5694 answers

Hi psychedelic,

Would you like to give this add-on a try  ?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/blocksite/

You could also take a look at this :

https://www.wikihow.com/Block-and-Unblock-Internet-Sites-(On-a-Mac)

And see (about the add-on 'Block Site') :

https://www.wikihow.com/Block-and-Unblock-Internet-Sites-with-Firefox

Hi psychedelic, Would you like to give this add-on a try ? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/blocksite/ You could also take a look at this : https://www.wikihow.com/Block-and-Unblock-Internet-Sites-(On-a-Mac) And see (about the add-on 'Block Site') : https://www.wikihow.com/Block-and-Unblock-Internet-Sites-with-Firefox