Windows 10: HELP - Firefox and Windows 10

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  1.    14 May 2016 #1

    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..
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  2.    14 May 2016 #2

    Can you post a link to test and/or a screen shot ?
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  3.    15 May 2016 #3

    mrgeek said: View Post
    Can you post a link to test and/or a screen shot ?
    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.
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  4.    15 May 2016 #4

    Shlaymeh said: View Post
    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.
    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.

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  5.    15 May 2016 #5

    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?)
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  6.    15 May 2016 #6

    Shlaymeh said: View Post
    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?)
    Yes, that should work fine.
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  7.    15 May 2016 #7

    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?)
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  8.    15 May 2016 #8

    OK - I changed it from 20 to 1

    Lets give it a few days and see what happens - (or hopefully does NOT happen)
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  9.    15 May 2016 #9

    Apparently changing the dom-popup_maximum from 20 to 1 did not help. It still just now opened 12 identical popup windows.
    here:

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    Any other ideas?
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  10.    15 May 2016 #10

    Could it be because I did not restart the firefox
    the change in the config is still holding as I changed it

    here

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