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pop-unders holding my machine hostage

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9:14 am on Dec 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Lately I've noticed some pop-unders freezing my desktop (Windows XP and IE 6.0.26) forcing me to wait while they load and, apparently being served from an overloaded sh#t server, can waste up to 30 seconds of my life.

Anyone else seeing this and/or have a simple solution?

9:29 am on Dec 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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This hapened to me once. Not any more. The easy way round I find is to kill the pop-ups/unders. Get the software its genious. :)
1:40 pm on Dec 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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2:36 pm on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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IE 6 is so obsolete, it's frightening. Mozilla has popup protection built in.
3:16 pm on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Mozilla also comes in several variants to cater for every need:

Mozilla is the original program
Netscape 7.01 is a derivative, also with popup control
Phoenix is a back-to-basics mozilla, with just the browser part.

3:31 pm on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>IE 6 is so obsolete, it's frightening.

When M$ will decide to include this desirable feature, it will probably mean the end of the pop anywhere industry.

3:42 pm on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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There is a review of the new Netscape 7.01 with the popup blocker here:

[news.com.com...]

3:54 pm on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Opera 7 (beta) allow you to block pop ups/unders while opening ones you select and it's fairly stable. 6 lets you block them but it's sometimes limiting when a site uses a ligit pop up.
4:13 pm on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>it's sometimes limiting when a site uses a ligit pop up.

I agree with Rockintom. I also use legit pop up for some designs (IE onClick pop up windows). I use a turnaround JS code I found here for both browsers and search engines. I use this on the link :

<a href="file.htm" onClick="window.open('file.htm','','scrollbars=no,resizable=yes,menubar=no,toolbar=no');return false;" target="_blank">Link to file</a>

And this on the body tag of the targeted page :

onLoad=window.resizeTo(320,330)

It does not do anything for menubar, toolbar and window position, but at least all visitors get something with a pop up killer or with JS disabled. I try to give a good margin to window size around elements, so visitors with pop up killers get to see it all without resizing the window.

4:15 pm on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've had enough of these garbage windows as well. Does the available pop-up software work well? Is there a downside to this type of utility?
4:17 pm on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Mozilla's popup blocker doesn't disallow window.open() if it is a result of a user action. It only blocks popups that are not triggered by a user action, such as onload, onunload or windows opened by inline javascript in the page.

A normal link that pops up a window works as expected.

René.

4:20 pm on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Great for Mozilla (and Opera 7) seindal, but search engines need something to follow too.
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What you refer to as a legit popup will work in Mozilla.

<a href="file.htm" onClick="window.open('file.htm','','scrollbars=no,resizable=yes,menubar=no,toolbar=no');return false;" target="_blank">Link to file</a>

This will work in mozilla and give the SE some food. No problem.

René.

4:59 pm on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Your system may be infected with scumware that spawns popups regardless of what site you visit.

Check [lavasoftusa.com...] for Ad-Aware (free), which does a good job of identifying and removing scumware components.

7:01 pm on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Rockintom
Opera 7 (beta) allow you to block pop ups/unders while opening ones you select and it's fairly stable.

But freezes A LOT while loading pages in new "tabs" (you cannot see the page you're loading nor the ones you previously loaded :()

 

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