- Firefox still allows pop-ups from clicked links even after all these years.
- Firefox still doesn't allow blacklisting sites for pop-ups.
- Firefox still doesn't allow disabling pop-ups altogether.
Naturally, when dealing with ads of any kind, you turn to Adblock Plus and the filter subscription of your choice. Only to find that Adblock Plus can't do squat against pop-ups opened by inline scripts.
- Greasemonkey scripts are not reliable. You have to find one from a trustworthy author, they become useless when the page code changes and they're often not updated, and things get really complicated when the site inserts elements after page load.
- Pop-up Blocker Settings allows toggling pop-up settings globally, and has been my go-to extension for some time. In Firefox 4 however, blocking all pop-ups also means blocking the file picker window that should appear when uploading a file. So it's quasi-useless now. Not to mention that toggling the settings back and forth was a chore to begin with.
- Inline HTML blocking has been considered for Adblock Plus, without any sort of conclusion.
- There's the Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon from another author, which I have so far not installed.
Let me first say that I greatly appreciate the continued effort that goes into Adblock Plus. However, I currently have no less than 12 extensions that fix bugs, removed features and incomplete features in Firefox. I would really rather not have to also install an extension to fix a missing feature in another extension.
Is there something wrong with the approach used by Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon? Simply put, if that extension can do it, then why doesn't Adblock Plus block ads?