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How do I fix the popups issue I am having?

I have tried everything to fix the popups issue I'm having. I have the block pop up windows box checked in privacy and security options and I have no exceptions listed. I… (read more)

I have tried everything to fix the popups issue I'm having. I have the block pop up windows box checked in privacy and security options and I have no exceptions listed. I have done several full system scans that have turned up no malicious software in my system. I have also tried using a couple other browsers and they are not having any issues with popups. I have also tried using several different popup blockers from the addons section to no avail. Something that may help to solve this is it's always the same 2 popups. I am at my wit's end. I have been using firefox for a very long time and I love everything about it but if I cannot get this issue solved I will simply have to change to a different browser which would be very disappointing. Please help!

Asked by Nokken64 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox will not save allowed pop-up Web sites

I am new to Firefox, and am really pleased with its performance. I am trying to save frequently used Web sites that require pop-ups and not allow others. The Web sites al… (read more)

I am new to Firefox, and am really pleased with its performance. I am trying to save frequently used Web sites that require pop-ups and not allow others. The Web sites allowed during the session will only be saved until Firefox closes. I tried entering them directly to the Exceptions panel and Web sites are not saved there. Closing and reopening Firefox deletes the Web sites from the list there also. I likely have a setting that's causing it, since I am very aggressive about *not* saving data and passwords and have unchecked and checked many items relating to saving or not saving data. I just can't locate the setting(s) involved. Thanks for the help!

Asked by Lots-to-learn 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Modal works in Firefox but not in private window

Hi, I have an issue where a modal works in regular Firefox, but not when private mode is used. And, there is no "Allow/Block pop-ups for this site" information bar in Fir… (read more)

Hi,

I have an issue where a modal works in regular Firefox, but not when private mode is used. And, there is no "Allow/Block pop-ups for this site" information bar in Firefox's private browsing when the issue occurs - nor was that setting previously disabled.

I'm running Firefox version 62.0. It says it's up-to-date. I cleared browser cache and the issue still occurs.

Steps to replicate: 1. Open regular Firefox 2. Go to https://flexithemes.com/ and click on any theme. 3. Under the image, click the download button and the modal appears. 4. Open a new private window in Firefox 5. Repeat #2 6. Under the image, click the download button and no modal appears. Instead, a # is added to the end of the URL.

Is this a bug or a feature? If a feature, is there a way to get the "Allow/Block pop-ups for this site" information bar in Firefox's private browsing when the issue occurs?

If it's a bug in Firefox, where should I report it? And are there any workarounds until it's fixed?

Thanks!

Asked by FlexiThemes 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How to selectively block ANY slide-in, pop-in, or other nuisance that comes on screen, by choice, without causing items such as video not to run

There is a new kind of pop up nuisance. The slide or fade in. Some are set to mouse movement, others are timed. Need to be able to selectively block these - my choice … (read more)

There is a new kind of pop up nuisance. The slide or fade in. Some are set to mouse movement, others are timed. Need to be able to selectively block these - my choice of which - without sites becoming useless.

Tried NoScript but too complex and there is no succinct documentation from the producer. Tried AdBlocker but it does not work on most of these kinds of popups and the company is not about working with users to block these from many sites, suggesting the sites have paid AdBlock not to block their trash. Looked at other "solutions" but many are expensive and don't promise specifically to block these kinds of nuisances.

One of the main sites with these nuisances is CNN. Their pop-ins keep coming back even when you X them off. Some are on EVERY page, like the cookie agreement, while others are timed and block your reading altogether. You can't move your mouse in certain places on the page without something sliding in or popping up. There are pop-ins when one reaches the end of a page, gets near the edges. They are ALL intrusive! What this does is turn one off to what the ad is there to push. Lot of people have long been fed up with nags after the refusal to follow an ad. When a user says no, that needs to be it. There should be no further question.

Too many sites use this nuisance advertising, many of them because there is little to no way to block them. The internet is built on forced advertising. This needs to stop. If a product is worth its salt, it will sell without being pushed in a customer's face. If a customer says NO once, that should be enough. No site should be able to block access because of a user refusing to submit to some ad.

Asked by bbhank 1 year ago

Last reply by bbhank 1 year ago

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Continual messages from Firefox

Firefox is beginning to become more of an annoyance than it is worth - most of the reason for this is the continual string of updates, messages, click bars and pop ups it… (read more)

Firefox is beginning to become more of an annoyance than it is worth - most of the reason for this is the continual string of updates, messages, click bars and pop ups it shows on start up.

No these are not spam or bad add ins, they are programmed interruptions inherent to FF.

Users of FF want to get on and do things. Having to close windows with news about the latest update (and there are soooo many updates), or news that the opml feed is now on your desktop (another thing to waste time attending to) or messages about privacy or messages about syncing pages and settings or pop up messages about how FF is private etc are just plain annoying.

It is getting to the point where I expect to wait longer for FF to start and then have to wade through cruft, than it takes to boot the entire Windows 10 OS and deal with the Ms cruft on the log in screens.

If people want to learn, then they will look stuff up. So seriously - stop popping up tabs, notices, messages, dialog boxes and other cruft. Let the users just get on with using FF rather than putting up with cruft about using FF.

FF is now officially slower to start than every other browser we have and slower than me booting an entire windows 10 pc - all because of continuous updates which don't seem to do anything for me - or most users. oh sure, you can say its for security but if you are patching security holes as regularly as you are updating FF then there is something terribly wrong in your programming standards and coding methodologies - not to mention test process.

Its a trend to tell people about your product - but its one that annoys users. We just want to get on with using whatever - so please get out of our way and let us just use the product.

I like FF - but I liker it a lot less than I used to as its now annoying the crud out of me almost every day.

My 10c worth.

Asked by oitconz 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Why am I told when using internet banking with tsb that popups are not enabled when the Firefox system tells me that they are enabled?

I use internet banking. I am prevented from reading messages, printing statements et al, the reason given being that popups are not enabled by my browser (Firefox). I hav… (read more)

I use internet banking. I am prevented from reading messages, printing statements et al, the reason given being that popups are not enabled by my browser (Firefox). I have checked the system, which says that popups are enabled for the website I use. Very frustrating!

Asked by toddfarm 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Can I enable pop-ups for an entire domain, or only individual websites within the domain?

I want to enable pop-ups within my company e.g. widgets.com My company has many individual websites e.g. https://text.widgets.com, https://slider.widgets.com, https://fro… (read more)

I want to enable pop-ups within my company e.g. widgets.com My company has many individual websites e.g. https://text.widgets.com, https://slider.widgets.com, https://frob.corp.widgets.com It becomes tiresome to have to white-list each of them in the "Allowed Websites - Pop-ups" configuration. Is there a way to enable all of websites in a domain with a single configuration specification? Including subdomain sites? Perhaps via something akin to (regex) https://.*\.widgets\.com

Asked by BobDRAD 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago