Getting rid of the ‘blocked pop-up’ yellow bar in Firefox

Some people prefer it, if Firefox does not display a yellow alert bar in the browser, when a pop-up window has been blocked, citing a preference of pop-ups to be blocked “silently.” You can get rid of it, by modifying a hidden setting.

In Firefox, go to the URL: about:config
Search for the preference privacy.popups.showBrowserMessage.
Double-click on it, which should modify the value to false.

5 Responses

  1. Phil Ringnalda July 7, 2006 / 12:02 am

    I’m as big a fan of doing things the esoteric way as the next guy, but for general advice to the average punter, wouldn’t it be better to suggest clicking the “Preferences” button in the infobar and selecting “Don’t show this message when popups are blocked” the next time it shows up and annoys them?

  2. Chris Ilias July 7, 2006 / 12:30 am

    I didn’t even know about that! 🙂

  3. melania July 26, 2006 / 2:11 pm

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  4. aboutblank August 2, 2006 / 5:12 pm

    Brilliant. I have been wanting to that forever.



  5. John December 6, 2008 / 2:57 pm

    Thanks for that. I wanted to do the reverse operation, so I found the line and changed it back to “true”. I had previously disabled the warning bar as Phil Ringnalda expained, but I didn’t know how to restore it.

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