Sites That Resize My Browser Window: You Suck!

I wish the makers of Firefox would give me, the user, control over what Web sites do to the size and position of my browser window. I was checking out HP’s new notebooks and clicking on a link suddenly made my browser window move to the centre of my screen and become 20% in size. I hate that! Why should Firefox honour code that resizes the whole window? There should be a user override function.

  • Josh

    Preferences > Content > Enable JavaScript > Advanced > Uncheck “Move or resize existing windows”

    This is in Firefox 3 (I don’t know if it’s in a different location in other versions), but it’s been an option in Firefox for as long as I can remember. You can also disable some other annoying behaviors from the same window. 🙂

  • idawgik

    That’s the same setting for Firefox 2 as well.

  • Ah, nice one – thanks guys! I’ll see if that helps.