Avoiding pop-ups November 27, 2001 6:21 PM   Subscribe

Do you hate pop-up windows? Yeah, me too. Here's how to avoid them. More inside...
posted by ashbury to Bugs at 6:21 PM (19 comments total)

More inside? Where? I'm in here, and it's empty.
posted by ParisParamus at 6:27 PM on November 27, 2001


Total rip-off!
posted by sylloge at 6:29 PM on November 27, 2001


Go to CNET and drag "disable respawns" into your favorites bar. It's saved me lots of pain and hassle.
posted by ashbury at 6:29 PM on November 27, 2001


Sorry ParisParamus, sylloge.
My son was getting into stuff and I had to stop him.
Sorry sorry sorry sorry.
(geez, that link better work...)
posted by ashbury at 6:31 PM on November 27, 2001


PS. Scroll down to Web Trickster, heal thyself.
posted by ashbury at 6:32 PM on November 27, 2001


am I missing something? What does killing pop-ups have to do with the christmas song thread?
posted by mkn at 6:41 PM on November 27, 2001


Or you can install WebWasher, which kills popup windows dead.
posted by waxpancake at 7:03 PM on November 27, 2001


S'ok, Ashbury. I was a son once too. (Still am.)
posted by sylloge at 7:08 PM on November 27, 2001


How to disable pop-up windows:

1) Download Opera 6.0

2) Install, run and set as default browser

3) Press f12

4) Select "refuse pop-up windows"

voila!
posted by signal at 8:18 PM on November 27, 2001


y'know, I wish someone would write something so that you could have popups if you wanted them, but wouldn't get auto-popups.

yes, it is possible to want popups. I happen to use that javascript snippet on my home page to open up a little "link window" to open my favorite sites, and when I tried that (otherwise neato!) Opera trick, I couldn't open my link window.

I know, I know, I could just open it as a new window, but I like having a little window with no toolbar, etc.

and there are other non-evil uses of window.open, I swear. damn those stupid advertising people!
posted by epersonae at 8:58 PM on November 27, 2001


I believe Mozilla lets you specify which sites you'll accept popups from, but there's not really an interface for it yet. Still, at least there's some hope for the future.
posted by moss at 9:07 PM on November 27, 2001


AdSubtract Pro gives you the ability to control popups (and a lot of other things) on a per-site basis.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 9:19 PM on November 27, 2001


i've gotten pretty used to quickly hitting f12 on opera to enable popups if i ever feel the need to comment at a site that uses a new comment window... it's a pretty smooth operation after a bit. to hell with popups. i read somewhere in the forums that the final release will make it so that if you clicked the link for a popup, it will even with popups disabled
posted by lotsofno at 9:31 PM on November 27, 2001


Analog Xs' POW:free, and it works..
posted by Mack Twain at 10:16 PM on November 27, 2001


Linux browsers that offer popup disabling are Konqueror and Galeon that I've personally used. I assume Opera/Linux does too, and Mozilla I believe.


Galeon rocks in many, many other ways as well.


posted by rusty at 10:52 PM on November 27, 2001


Popup Stopper lets you have popups when you want them. You just hold down the control key if ya wanna let one in. And yes apparently I've become PanicWare's whore, but I really like the software. No problems with it thus far.

And Mkn, this applies to the Christmas Songs thread because the original postlink that came with said thread does have popups. Or at least I assume they do. Other people say they do. I didn't see any. Why? Cuz I have PanicWare. =)
posted by ZachsMind at 5:05 AM on November 28, 2001


I love how one of popup stoppers selling points is protecting children from innapropraite content.

"Yeah Dad, I was at Stile looking at photos of dead mutilated children when this pop-up of a big breasted woman came on the screen!"

"Son, sex industry people have no standards. I'm sure stile would never knowingly let something like this happen on his fine site."


posted by skallas at 9:45 AM on November 28, 2001


thanks for the links, all! (and lotsofno, if that's true about the final release of Opera6, then once again, Opera is my one true god.)
posted by epersonae at 11:05 AM on November 28, 2001


I use Pop-up Killer. It rox.
posted by Hackworth at 6:15 PM on November 28, 2001


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