So what can be done about it? Fortunately as a self-responsible grown-up you can override the default behaviour in the Firefox presets. These presets are opened by entering "about:config" in the location field. If you do this the first time you will see a warning page in which you confirm that any change will be your own fault, just like in real life.
After confirming this you will see a long list of potentially dangerous settings. Don't touch any except for the one called dom.disable_window_open_feature.location (this list is sorted alphabetically). The default value is "true", but we want to change it to "false" which is accomplished by simply double clicking the row. The line will turn bold in order to show you that this is not the safe default value anymore.
That's all. But don't come back crying to me if some nasty phisher cleared your bank account afterwards.Posted at July 28, 2008 07:00 PM | Further reading