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The website I'm developing uses a lot of popups. It is handy for me to be able to edit the address in the address bar so that I can append variables and such. FF seems to prevent me from doing this. Is there a plugin that will unlock it again?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

This answer from stackoverflow says popup windows with non-editable URLs is intended behavior to prevent spoofing.

It refers to the mozilla bug about it.

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What's spoofing in this context? – Tomáš Zato Dec 3 '13 at 22:44

you can write the following on firebug console:


Then click Run

this will redirect the popup to the new location.

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You can do it without a plugin.

Type about:config into Firefox's address bar, and press "Enter." Click the "I'll Be Careful, I Promise" button. Scroll down to the


setting; then click anywhere within the setting's row to change its value to True. Pop-up windows will not be able to deactivate your address bar again.


are also disabled by default. For more info, you can check this Mozilla Developer page.

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In FF15 this only shows or hides the location bar, I can't edit it. Is there another config entry that allows editing? I can't seem to find one. – Adrian Lynch Sep 19 '12 at 8:43

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