0

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?

1

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 "127.0.0.1 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
1

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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.