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Apr 29, 2002, 08:01 PM
Ok, I am sick and tired of these pop-up advertisements. These guys should be shot. They are completely annoying. Anyone know how to get rid of them? This is not good advertising. The only thing they accomplish is to piss me off.
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Apr 29, 2002, 08:05 PM
Some browsers (all but IE?) allow you to turn these off independently.

If you have to use IE for some unknown reason you'll have to turn off scripting completely.

[ 04-29-2002: Message edited by: Developer ]
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Apr 29, 2002, 08:20 PM
OmniWeb can block pop-ups.
Mozilla can block pop-ups.
Chimera can block pop-ups.

Internet Explorer can't block pop-ups without also completely disabling javascript.

Solution? Don't use Internet Explorer.
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Apr 29, 2002, 09:19 PM
amen, starfleet. how many times do we have to see this pop-ups complaint? Folks need to get a real browser. I use ow and mozilla for the main surfing and activites and *never* get popups, except at the nytimes page. for some reason mozilla from time to time (never consistently) lets a popup slip through. I don't see why a respectable org like the times uses popups anyway. bleh!
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Apr 29, 2002, 09:30 PM
Kill all pop-ups using your hosts file.
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Apr 29, 2002, 11:21 PM
In IE you can just turn off javascript.
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Apr 29, 2002, 11:29 PM
Originally posted by Northform:
<STRONG>In IE you can just turn off javascript.</STRONG>
that's just such a good trick, why don't you even turn off HTML, then you will be fully sure there will be no pop-ups!
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Apr 30, 2002, 04:43 AM
Use links or lynx?
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Apr 30, 2002, 05:00 AM
Originally posted by starfleetX:
Chimera can block pop-ups.
how? where?
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