Pop-up window is now scrollable by default

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Previously, the scrollbars option for window.open was no by default. For accessibility reasons, Firefox 49 has changed it to yes so that the user is now able to scroll on the newly opened window unless the opener page’s author has specified scrollbars=no in the method’s third argument. Since Chrome and Safari don’t honour this option anyway, the compatibility impact should be minimum. Firefox may also ignore the scrollbars option in the future.