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-== What and Why == 
When downloading a file you may find that Firefox launches an unwanted blank window. This occurs because the webmaster has specified that the download should start in a new blank window even though this was probably not their intention. This is a known issue, [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=241972 Bug 241972]. When downloading a file you may find that Firefox launches an unwanted blank window. This occurs because the webmaster has specified that the download should start in a new blank window even though this was probably not their intention. This is a known issue, [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=241972 Bug 241972].
-== The Solution == 
You can fix the problem by downloading the [https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=241 Disable Targets for Downloads] extension. You can fix the problem by downloading the [https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=241 Disable Targets for Downloads] extension.
-== Note for Webmasters ==+Webmasters can fix the problem on their site by removing <code>target=_blank</code> or <code>window.open</code> from the download links.
-You can fix the problem on your website by removing <code>target=_blank</code> or <code>window.open</code> from your download links.+
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Revision as of 17:03, 19 September 2005

When downloading a file you may find that Firefox launches an unwanted blank window. This occurs because the webmaster has specified that the download should start in a new blank window even though this was probably not their intention. This is a known issue, Bug 241972.

You can fix the problem by downloading the Disable Targets for Downloads extension.

Webmasters can fix the problem on their site by removing target=_blank or window.open from the download links.

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