I use firefox for browsing at work. IS of the company blocks couple of websites including facebook. So, every website uses facebook connect or put facebook "like" button shows this dialog:

the annoying dialog

This dialog opens 2 or 3 times every time I browse to page uses facebook or any blocked content.

How can I get rid of it?


As a work-around you can do any of :

  • Install NoScript and block fbcdn.net.
  • Add "||facebook.com^$third-party" to your Adblock-plus filters
  • Open your hosts file (%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts in windows7) and add " fbcdn.net" to block all connections to it.
  • I used the adblock-plus method (already installed) and it works :). Thanks. – Yousf Jan 24 '11 at 11:36

The solution would be that your proxy properly set the Content-Type to html. Without that, firefox considers the resource as a binary, and can do nothing else than offering to download it.

As a workaround, you can check the "Do this automatically..." so that the dialog box is not shown.

  • +1 for the proxy solution. But I don't have control on this proxy. Can't use it. by the way, "Do this automatically..." removes the opening dialog but added "Save as" dialog :D – Yousf Jan 24 '11 at 11:37

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