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How to stop Firefox from blocking Google Reader "popups"?
August 8, 2008 10:28 AM   Subscribe

How can I get Firefox to stop blocking Google Reader "popups"?

I'm running Firefox 3 and Firefox is blocking new tabs I open from Google Reader by pressing "v." I've disabled the popup blocking in Firefox, added Google.com (and www.google.com and reader.google.com) to the whitelist, and have done this (changing the maximum number of popups allowed by a domain in about:config), which seems to solve the problem for most people. Any ideas? Thanks.
posted by bdk3clash to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
FWIW, I also have the same problem, but it started happening before I moved to FF3.
posted by TuxHeDoh at 10:52 AM on August 8, 2008


Tux--did you try doing what the InformationWeek article suggested?
posted by bdk3clash at 10:59 AM on August 8, 2008


Try adding the word "keypress" to dom.popup_allowed_events.
posted by WCityMike at 11:47 AM on August 8, 2008


Have you restarted Firefox since doing the about:config change?
posted by Happy Dave at 1:05 PM on August 8, 2008


I did. I must also mention that hitting 'v' for me opens the window in a new tab, on top of open tabs, not in the background like happens when I ctrl+click. Might be a different problem.
posted by TuxHeDoh at 1:24 PM on August 8, 2008


You can tell tabs to open in the background by going to about:config and toggling browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground to true. Do a restart and Robert should be your mother's brother.
posted by Happy Dave at 1:33 PM on August 8, 2008


WCityMike nailed it. Thanks!
posted by bdk3clash at 8:50 AM on August 9, 2008


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