How do I stop Firefox from dimming background on popup windows?

Lori August 1, 2011

Whenever a popup appears in a tab, the rest of the window in the background dims to gray. Is there a way to stop this from happening? It’s a lot like when the UAC prompt pops up and dims the desktop, and I think this issue started in Firefox 5.

Hoping for an extension or a Greasemonkey script. Thanks!

Running Firefox 5, Windows 7

  1. Anonymous
    August 8, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Have you tried reinstall firefox?

    coding problems, put a code breakpoint on the sub that fires the modal popup.

  2. Lori
    August 5, 2011 at 1:48 am

    But I don't mind the's not a virus or anything. I would just like the background to stop dimming.

  3. Saikat Basu
    August 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Why not use something like the Firefox extension called AdBlock Plus and stop the pop-up from appearing in the first place.