those annoying pop up boxes

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ccl0
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those annoying pop up boxes

Post by ccl0 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:34 pm

anyone know a firefox addon to get rid of them? i use a separate one for banner ads etc, so maybe there is one just for these too?

i dont even know what they are called but the ones i am talking about are the ones with specific words underlined or highlighted and if you accidentally mouse over them then you get a huge, annoying pop up box.

example: http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7735/blaai.jpg


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Post by ccl0 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:55 pm

hmm i wonder if they all come from this vibrant company. seems like almost every site i visit has them :shifty:

edit: found a greasemonkey script that seems promising http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/33482

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Post by mooms » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:33 pm

Adblock with easylist plus easyprivacy is all you need ! mmh, just add noscript to be sure !
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Post by ccl0 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:52 pm

i was looking for something a little more elegant. i know, its strange. i like what i found :)

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Re: those annoying pop up boxes

Post by crashfly » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:44 am

ccl0 wrote:i dont even know what they are called but the ones i am talking about are the ones with specific words underlined or highlighted and if you accidentally mouse over them then you get a huge, annoying pop up box.
Those kind of pop ups are most often cause by some javascript code. Your best bet would be to run an extension such as "NoScript" to turn off scripting by default for all sites. When you find a site/forum that you need javascript on, you can have the extension selectively enable that site/page to let it work again.

Do realize though, that kind of advertising can also be implemented in ad-ware/mal-ware addons. You might also need to check any and all addons you have installed to make sure you do not have one secretly causing trouble for you.
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Post by mooms » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:57 pm

ccl0 wrote:i was looking for something a little more elegant. i know, its strange. i like what i found :)
For me the ABP + NS solution is more elegant because it works everywhere (you can still withelist the sites you want) :D

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Post by ccl0 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:58 pm

yeah, maybe.. but i'm too lazy to do all those things :P

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Post by mooms » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:23 pm

If you like being annoyed by ads and don't mind about privacy it's ok :wink:

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