Wednesday, 19 January 2005

Popup hacks

Somehow a number of websites appear to be able to reset my Mozilla Firefox prefs to allow pop-ups… they don’t just pop-up a window, but they actually reset my “block pop-up windows” setting. Has anyone else seen this?


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Not me. Have you checked to see if the “Allow sites to install software” option somehow got unticked? Maybe some malware slipped through?

[Permalink] 2. David Mercer wrote @ Sun, 23 Jan 2005, 6:41 am CST:

Yes, I’ve seen this on both WinXP and Mac OS X Firefox 1.0, which is why our household has back-pedalled to Mozilla until Firefox gets their shit together again (pre-1.0 was better!)

So yeah, it’s a firefox problem, and it’s cross platform to boot, so it’s somewhere in the source code, ick.

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