[Unrelated] Unwanted Pop-ups Appear on Win10/NS 10.6.2

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Skeezix
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[Unrelated] Unwanted Pop-ups Appear on Win10/NS 10.6.2

Post by Skeezix » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:13 pm

I've cross-posted this message on the MozillaZine forum;

I'm using Firefox 67.0.1 and NoScript (the latest version) on my Win 10 machine. Very often when I go to a site, after a few seconds a message pops up asking me if I want to tell the app what my location is (not my entire address, just the server address).

The pop-up always appears at the upper left of the window. The message does not appear to be site-specific because it is always has the same wording and is always at the same position on the screen. The message does not scroll with the rest of the page. The message remains until I click "No", and then it goes away for that site during that session.

Sometimes a minute or so after going to a site a pop-up from that site appears smack-dab in the middle of the screen. Those will not scroll either.

This began a couple months ago, and I don't really think it's a FF or a NoScript problem but I thought I'd ask here anyway. It appears to something within Windows 10 that an app can use. Those messages never appear on other sites (this one included).

Has anyone else noticed it on their machine?
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Re: Unwanted Pop-ups Appear on Win10/NS 10.6.2

Post by barbaz » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:44 pm

about:config > set geo.enabled to false
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Unwanted Pop-ups Appear on Win10/NS 10.6.2

Post by Skeezix » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:41 pm

Another person on another forum also suggested that, so I checked the setting and toggled it from "True" to "False".
Thank you for your help!
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Re: Unwanted Pop-ups Appear on Win10/NS 10.6.2

Post by barbaz » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:14 pm

Skeezix wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:13 pm
I've cross-posted this message on the MozillaZine forum;
Oh, here - http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... &t=3050933
Skeezix wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Another person on another forum also suggested that, so I checked the setting and toggled it from "True" to "False".
Thank you for your help!
You're welcome. Image
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Unwanted Pop-ups Appear on Win10/NS 10.6.2

Post by Skeezix » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:41 pm

I still have the problem. I just opened a website and after about 30 seconds a popup appeared that blocked out the useable screen. In case it might help, here is the latest URL that shows the problem (at least it does on my system):

https://www.hunker.com/13426943/does-fertilizer-expire
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Re: Unwanted Pop-ups Appear on Win10/NS 10.6.2

Post by barbaz » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:09 pm

Use uBlock Origin to block that type of popup.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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