Dom.disable window open feature.status
Web authors who use
window.open() 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
window.open() calls that tries to hide the status bar.
Possible values and their effects
"status=no" in the window features argument of
window.open() and prevent popups from hiding the status bar. (Default)
Allow popups to hide the status bar.
- Setting this value to false may make website spoofing attempts more effective.
A checkbox labeled “Hide the status bar” is located under “Edit → Preferences → Advanced → Scripts & Plug-ins → Allow scripts to:”.
Mozilla Firefox 1.0.x
Mozilla Firefox 1.5
First checked in
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)
- Bug 22183 - UI spoofing can cause user to mistake content for chrome
- Bug 107949 - Add pref for ignoring window feature options on window.open()
- Bug 141863 - Pref to prevent hiding status bar on all windows