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How can I make a small window with no toolbars or other chrome?

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I want to create a second Firefox window that is smaller and has no chrome (toolbars, etc), so I can use it for things like pop out videos or reference pages. I could just pop out a window and manually remove all the things, but then this affects my main window next time I restart Firefox.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.16
  • Version: 3.6.1.0

Application

  • Firefox 22.0a1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:22.0) Gecko/20130224 Firefox/22.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/22.0a1/Linux/en-US/

Extensions

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  • Easy Google Translate 4.3 (easygtranslate@wrlf.com.br)
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  • JavaScript Terminal 2.4 (jsterm@paulrouget.com)
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  • Troubleshooter 1.0a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • United States English Spellchecker 6.0 (en-US@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org)
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Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel Open Source Technology Center -- Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile
  • adapterDeviceID: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile
  • adapterDrivers:
  • adapterRAM:
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  • driverDate:
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  • info: {u'AzureContentBackend': u'none', u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'none'}
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 0
  • numAcceleratedWindowsMessage: [u'']
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Intel Open Source Technology Center -- Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile
  • windowLayerManagerType: Basic

Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart: False
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 1048576
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction: 0
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.privatebrowsing.dont_prompt_on_enter: True
  • browser.startup.homepage: about:blank
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130224031053
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 22.0a1
  • browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent: False
  • browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent.backup: True
  • browser.tabs.loadFolderAndReplace: False
  • browser.tabs.onTop: False
  • browser.tabs.tabMinWidth: 50
  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose: False
  • browser.zoom.full: False
  • dom.max_script_run_time: 0
  • dom.mozApps.maxLocalId: 1002
  • dom.mozApps.runUpdate: False
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 22.0a1
  • media.webaudio.enabled: True
  • mousewheel.with_control.action: 1
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1361738437
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • plugin.soname.list: libXt.so:libXext.so
  • plugins.click_to_play: True
  • privacy.cpd.cache: False
  • privacy.cpd.downloads: False
  • privacy.cpd.extensions-tabmix: False
  • privacy.cpd.formdata: False
  • privacy.cpd.history: False
  • privacy.cpd.sessions: False
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • security.mixed_content.block_active_content: True
  • security.warn_viewing_mixed: False

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
2365 solutions 20923 answers

Are you using the javascript method window.open() to create the popup? If so, you could try the features parameter.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/DOM/window.open

Note that by default, Firefox preserves some features, but you might be able to let those go by toggling various settings in about:config.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the filter box, type or paste window_ and pause while the list is filtered

For each of the preferences starting with

dom. disable_window_open_feature.

if the value is true, the script cannot remove that feature. If you toggle it to false by double-clicking, then your window.open() should be able to strip that feature. Unfortunately, this is not site-specific, so other sites also would have permission to omit those features.

Mike Cooper
  • Administrator

Question owner

I'm not trying to do this on a particular page as a developer. I'm trying to do this for any page as a user. I guess I could make a bookmarklet that does this by opening a page in a new window and disabling as many features as I care to.