For (understandable) security reasons, Firefox does not allow JavaScript to open a new window without the address/location bar AND without pre-pending the page's URL to the title in the title bar.

For example, when you set:

<title>My Site</title>

in the header, and open the page using


FireFox changes the header to read:

http://www.mysite.com - My Site - Mozilla Firefox.

I would like it to simply say:

My Site

Everything I've read suggests this behaviour can't be altered with scripting, and as such, this is not a scripting question.

What I would like to know is, which setting(s) can I change in the browser itself to disable URL pre-pending to the title of new windows?

This is for a company Intranet, and I control all of the computers/browsers that connect to the application.


I found an add-on that does it-


I was hoping there might be a configuration option somewhere, and would be interested if anyone knows of one.

  • TitlebarTweaks is probably your best bet. – random Oct 10 '09 at 11:46

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