The new version of Google Analytics has a nice feature which allows you to view a referring site in a popup window. However, in their infinite wisdom, Google decided that you shouldn’t be able to scroll the popup window (really Google?). Since I didn’t really feel like waiting for Google to fix the problem (Have you ever tried reporting a bug to Google? They don’t make it easy.), I turned to Firefox’s impressive configuration options. To prevent sites from disabling scroll bars, do the following:
1. Type “about:config” into the url bar
2. In the “Filter” bar, type dom.disable_window_open_feature
3. Choose the settings you want to disallow, in this case dom.disable_window_open_feature.scrollbars
4. Double clicking on this line should change the value from false to true.
5. Close the window.
Thanks to Tom Lambert for pointing out the necessary config option.