Popups in forum

(Dave Howorth) #1

Back in December I commented about Firefox’s popup blocker being invoked by the forum. (See Temperature sensing )

I’ve just noticed that a post in a recent thread does the same (See Optical sensor reverse reading )

The common factor in both cases seems to be that Robert has posted a link to another post on the forum in a ‘clever’ format that shows part of the text of the post and allows you to expand it to see the whole post. The problem occurs if you middle-click on the thread title of the link, to open the thread in another tab. Then the link tries to open a popup for some reason and Firefox activates its popup blocker and stops it.

Code that intercepts my mouse clicks and changes them to cause popups is very badly behaved IMHO.

(Robert Wall) #2

That format was automatically applied by Discourse (the forum software). I did nothing special. I can suggest two courses of action: whitelist in your pop-up blocker, or ask on the Discourse forum.

I use Opera browser and I have pop-ups blocked, but see nothing unusual. The linked thread opens in the same window for me.

(Paul) #3

Who ? :grin:

(Robert Wall) #4

D’Oh :cry:

[For anybody who can’t understand, I’d put]

(Bill Thomson) #5

FIFY, Robert :wink:

(Robert Wall) #6

Paul could & should have done. I thought I’d made it clear that my typos CAN be corrected.

(Bill Thomson) #7

Yep. My screwup. That’s what I get for not paying attention to what the hell I’m doing. :frowning_face:
Tie that dog to the yardarm and give 'im 20 lashes! 20_lashes

(Greebo) #8

Using chrome here, popups also blocked.
Middle click on the link correctly opens in a new tab here.

Does it only happen with Firefox? If so, I agree with Robert:

Which you can find at
I found this post there on reporting bugs: