Getting rid of popup windows for good

Ehsan Akhgari ehsan.akhgari at
Mon Aug 25 21:45:21 UTC 2014

I would totally believe that there might be newer tricks that our popup
blocker code cannot protect against.  In that case, you should file bugs
pointing to the websites that use those tricks so that we can fix our popup
blocker code.  We don't need to kill all popup windows in order to achieve

On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 5:37 PM, Jared Wein <jaws at> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Gijs Kruitbosch" <gijskruitbosch at>
> >
> > You're using a different web from me, and many other users, clearly.
> I think it is wrong to say "and many other users, clearly". Your
> observations can only represent, well, your observations. Many people use
> the internet differently and have visit many different sites.
> I often encounter these tactics in use on more shady websites. It can get
> very annoying, and the content of these can trick people into installing
> malware on their machine or getting phished.
> It would be nice if we had some better control over this, or a simple way
> to blacklist a site from within primary UI (maybe showing a variation of
> the popup-blocked icon in the location bar that when clicked can offer to
> blacklist the site).
> Cheers,
> Jared
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