Fixing FF3
August 28, 2008 9:40 AM   Subscribe

FireFox3-filter: New pop-up windows open but don't display anything. Help?

I've had a number of probs with getting FF3 tweaked back to how I had my FF2 streamlined, however one that I still can't seem to get sorted is the pop-up windows. When I click on a link that needs to open a new window (i.e. a chat-window for customer service with my bank, etc.), the window opens, but there's no address in the address bar and no page loads. Here's a site I recently StumbleUpon'd that gives the same issue when I click on the "enter" link. Any ideas? TIA.
posted by allkindsoftime to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Well, that definitely works for me. It's a Flash thingy. Are you running NoScript or anything that would be blocking Flash completely?
posted by Dipsomaniac at 9:55 AM on August 28, 2008

Response by poster: Not running NoScript. The only add-on I have that's close might be AdBlock, but I'm not sure how that could be doing it.
posted by allkindsoftime at 10:14 AM on August 28, 2008

I'd try turning Adblock off and checking that site again, but unless your filter list is blocking all .swf, it's probably not the problem. I run Adblock and the site linked above came through fine. Still, it's worth a shot.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 10:25 AM on August 28, 2008

I have Adblock/FF3 and the site worked for me. Have you changed any of the about:config, custom settings?
posted by lee at 10:29 AM on August 28, 2008

Response by poster: Re: custom settings, I did have a tweak in my userChrome.css file to move my tab-bar to the side in FF2, similar to this. It got all funky when I installed FF3 so I tried to remove it but I may have screwed something up. Is there a way to restore my userChrome.css to its original state? I think that's more likely the issue than Adblock.
posted by allkindsoftime at 11:28 AM on August 28, 2008

You could swap in the userchrome-example.css file to see if that takes care of things. It should be in the same directory as your userchrome.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 5:36 PM on August 28, 2008

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