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The 'Block Pop-Up's does NOT work. Many sites are able to create new tabs and windows. Is this being addressed?

Many sites are aware of this exception: (From article, Pop-up blocker settings, exceptions and troubleshooting) "Is the pop-up shown after a mouse click or a key press? Certain events, such as clicking or pressing a key, can spawn pop-ups regardless of if the pop-up blocker is on. This is so that Firefox doesn't block pop-ups that websites need to work." As nicely as I can say this, the above capability is BS. It completely nullifies the idea of "Blocking Pop-ups". If a site "needs" a pop-up, the user should make this determination and will add it to the excepts list. This is "Bug", not a "Feature" (I've written software for forty years, and have had many salesmen and managers use that line on our customers, saying "that's the way it's supposed to work" is extremely insulting to the users and programmers. Those are the kind of managers who were working in "HealthCare.gov"). When will this be addressed?


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see also thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/985392#answer-530162

I will not add an answer here as a separate post, because that reduces the chance someone else will provide an answer to this question. ~J99

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