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cannot ensure I'm getting pop up messages

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I would like to be able to make sure if a pop-up window is blocked, that I'm being notified about it, but there are no options in settings.

I read through the instructions listed on the help pages and found a message from support from 4 years ago about manually editing the settings, which wasn't helpful.

Are they just on by default now? Or did they get turned off and if so, how do I turn them back on?

(p.s. having something teach you how to do something, this case getting trouble shooting data manually, should open another window, not navigate me away from the page I'm sending this message from)

I would like to be able to make sure if a pop-up window is blocked, that I'm being notified about it, but there are no options in settings. I read through the instructions listed on the help pages and found a message from support from 4 years ago about manually editing the settings, which wasn't helpful. Are they just on by default now? Or did they get turned off and if so, how do I turn them back on? (p.s. having something teach you how to do something, this case getting trouble shooting data manually, should open another window, not navigate me away from the page I'm sending this message from)

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You should always see a banner at the top of the page when a popup window is blocked.

Popups are allowed for certain user interaction events, as specified by dom.popup_allowed_events in about:config.

Extensions may block popups without notice.

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Note that the background color of this notification bar is no longer yellow, so it is harder to notice this bar.

In current releases you can add this CSS code to the userChrome.css file in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.


notification-message {
  --info-bar-background-color: #ffe900 !important;
  --info-bar-text-color: #0c0c0d!important;
}

It is not that difficult to create userChrome.css if you have never used it.

The first step is to open the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" page and find the button to access the profile folder with the random name (xxxxxxxx.default-release).

You can find the button to go to the profile folder under the "Application Basics" section as "Profile Folder -> Open Folder". If you click this button then you open the profile folder in the Windows File Explorer. You need to create a folder with the name chrome in the profile folder with the random name (name is all lowercase). In the chrome folder you need to create a plain text file with the name userChrome.css (name is case sensitive). In this userChrome.css text file you paste the text posted. On Mac you can use the TextEdit utility to create the userChrome.css file as a plain text file.

In Windows saving the file is usually the only time things get more complicated because Windows can silently add a .txt or .css file extension and you end up with a file like userChrome.css.txt or userChrome.css.css. To avoid this, you need to make sure to select "All files" in the "Save File" dialog in the text editor.

You need to close (Quit/Exit) and restart Firefox when you create or modify the userChrome.css file.

More info about userChrome.css/userContent.css in case you are not familiar:

In Firefox 69 and later you need to set this pref to true in about:config to enable userChrome.css and userContent.css.

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