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By jobeard ยท 13 replies
Jan 8, 2007
  1. Tired of Popups? Test your browser settings to eleminate them.

    Can't find the settings to control Popups? Get a better browser :)

    My testing of Firefox intercepts all but two so I'm a very happy surfer :)

    IE 6 allows FOUR :(
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Why not Firefox 2.01?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 10,432   +801

    Haven't got it yet -- post your results?
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Firefox allowed only ONE popup hehe. No way I'm going back to that crap called IE...
    Only the drop down banner popup managed to appear.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    None of the top Popups on Opera 9.02 build 3512
    But I did get dropdown, and sticky, and the one with the plane.

    IE 6 has built in popup blocking? I thought it let everything through.. Well 4 is better than the 10 one of those tried to launch. Wonder how IE does with Google Toolbar.
  6. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    I'm using Firefox and I only got one, the TangoZebra Overlays near the bottom. The good popups at the very bottom came up ok. I use Adblocker Plus and NoScript in Firefox.
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    No popups with Konqueror, although it asked four times if I want to allow them (I've configured it to ask for popups).
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 10,432   +801

    that's the way to configure it :) good protection!
  9. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I got no pop ups :D
  10. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    The problem with popup blockers is that Symantec/Norton has one, Google Toolbar has one, and IE has one; so when I'm trying to do something on Gmail it tells me a popup blocker is interfering, I disable IE's and the toolbar's, still does it, finally I figure out it's Norton and disable Norton's popup blocker. 'course then it works, seems a lot would work better if I disabled Norton :D but it's not my computer, so what can I say :(
  11. gavilan

    gavilan TS Rookie Posts: 62

    Firefox 2 + Adblock Plus + Filterset.g Updater for Adblock (plus one or two Greasemonkey scripts for specific sites like myspace).

    What are these popus/ads of which you speak?
  12. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    I guess Adblock got the other 4? =)

    (FireFox 2 + Adblock Plus)
  13. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I use Firefox and only 1 popped up in all of the tests.
  14. matt2971

    matt2971 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Good site!

    I passed all the tests using Firefox I use Proxomitron with Grypens filter set.

    Proxomitron is by far the best tool for blocking pop-ups, adverts, and basically anything else on a webpage that you don't want to see.... IF you know how to use it and take the time to configure it! Installing a pre-made filter set like Grypen's is a good start.

    I also have Adblock Plus, but this very rarely has to do anything because Proxomitron removes anything you don't want before it even reaches your browser.


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