Dom.disable window open feature.location

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Web authors who use to create new browser windows have the option of specifying which chrome features appear on the window (menu bars, toolbars, the status bar, etc.) and what window functionality is present (whether it’s resizable, whether it has scrollbars, etc.).

Oftentimes these parameters make a popup window less useful, or even obfuscate the popup’s contents and origin. This preference allows you to ignore the part of calls that tries to hide the Location Bar.

Possible values and their effects


Ignore "location=no" in the window features argument of and prevent popups from hiding the Location Bar. (Default in Firefox 3)


Allow popups to hide the Location Bar. (Default in Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey and prior to Firefox 3)

First checked in

2002-06-04 by Christopher Aillon

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Suite (all versions since 1.1 alpha)
  • Mozilla Phoenix (all versions)
  • Mozilla Firebird (all versions)
  • Mozilla Firefox (all versions)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions)

Related bugs

Related preferences

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