Windows 10: HELP - Firefox and Windows 10

Discus and support HELP - Firefox and Windows 10 in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Ever since I installed windows 10 (and never before) My firefox has been showing a repeated annoying problem. Within certain sites where I wish to... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Shlaymeh, May 14, 2016.

  1. Shlaymeh Win User

    HELP - Firefox and Windows 10


    Ever since I installed windows 10 (and never before) My firefox has been showing a repeated annoying problem.

    Within certain sites where I wish to open a new window (to open and expand a small picture for instance) - often (not always) it causes causes multiple unwanted identical windows to open simultaneously. Then I must manually click each window to close them all.

    I have searched for a solution for MONTHS - so far no one seems to even have the same problem.

    Frustrated..

    :)
     
    Shlaymeh, May 14, 2016
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  2. mlg63 Win User

    How do I keep Firefox my default browser?

    There might be a problem with Firefox. Make sure you have the latest version. Download and install Chrome. You can have several browsers installed. Pick Chrome as the default for both email and browser temporarily and see if that works. If it does, check
    with firefox support for news about using it with windows 10. There have been reports of problems with earlier versions of firefox and win 10.

    See it this helps-- A Few Tips for Using Firefox 40 with Windows 10 - Thurrott.com
     
    mlg63, May 14, 2016
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  3. Jsssssssss, May 14, 2016
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  4. mrgeek Win User

    HELP - Firefox and Windows 10

    Can you post a link to test and/or a screen shot ?
     
    mrgeek, May 14, 2016
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  5. Shlaymeh Win User
    I suppose it is possible - it is never predictable and not constant. It can happen a few times in a row or not for a few days.
    What you would see is 10 to 20 identical windows opening all within about 1.5 seconds , all on top of each other. On the bottom of the page - the tool bar -10-20 identical little boxes next to each other. It happens more regularly on one particular site but also on two other sites where clicking on a link is meant to produce the opening of one window.
     
    Shlaymeh, May 14, 2016
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  6. Edwin New Member
    Type about:config in a new tab, then navigate to dom.popup_maximum and double click to set the value to 0 then save.
    You could also middle click links to open in a new tab instead of a new window.


    HELP - Firefox and Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, May 14, 2016
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  7. Shlaymeh Win User
    In that case do I not want to leave the possibility for ONE pop-up which I actually wish to appear? (so should I change it to 1 instead of 20 there?)
     
    Shlaymeh, May 14, 2016
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  8. Edwin New Member

    HELP - Firefox and Windows 10

    Yes, that should work fine.
     
    Edwin, May 14, 2016
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  9. Shlaymeh Win User
    In that case do I not want to leave the possibility for ONE pop-up which I actually wish to appear? (so should I change it to 1 instead of 20 there?)
     
    Shlaymeh, May 14, 2016
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  10. Shlaymeh Win User
    OK - I changed it from 20 to 1

    Lets give it a few days and see what happens - (or hopefully does NOT happen)
     
    Shlaymeh, May 14, 2016
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  11. Shlaymeh Win User
    Apparently changing the dom-popup_maximum from 20 to 1 did not help. It still just now opened 12 identical popup windows.
    here:


    HELP - Firefox and Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Any other ideas?
     
    Shlaymeh, May 14, 2016
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  12. Shlaymeh Win User
    Could it be because I did not restart the firefox
    the change in the config is still holding as I changed it

    here


    HELP - Firefox and Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Shlaymeh, May 14, 2016
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  13. Edwin New Member

    HELP - Firefox and Windows 10

    I'm not sure what kind of links you're clicking on to cause these pop-ups, but, here's a couple more settings you could experiment with:

    browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction, set to 0,
    (this will open the links in a new tab instead of a new window)

    privacy.popups.disable_from_plugins, set to 3

    Also, check pop settings in Content Settings


    HELP - Firefox and Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, May 14, 2016
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  14. Shlaymeh Win User
    Yes I do use a popup blocker to stop advertisements - but I am not trying to stop pop ups - I am trying to stop a desired pop up from opening multiple identical (unwanted) windows. I want one not 12
     
    Shlaymeh, May 14, 2016
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  15. Rocky Win User
    From reading through this whole thread it sounds to me like it could be a mouse problem. Check the batteries if it is a wireless mouse and check the driver to see if it is up to date.
     
    Rocky, May 14, 2016
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