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Old 12-08-05, 08:00 AM
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why do i get popups with firefox?

i thought this thing had a popup blocker in it?
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Old 12-08-05, 09:26 AM
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Have you upgraded to 1.5? I think alot of websites got around the popup blocker in 1.0 but I haven't gotten any since I went to 1.5
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Old 12-08-05, 09:52 AM
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It's some sort of Java thing. It must auto-enable on some sites because I get them too.
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Old 12-08-05, 09:57 AM
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I get pop-ups at home, but only from dvdtalk. strange. (using firefox 1.5, by the way)
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Old 12-08-05, 10:11 AM
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do you have the adblock extension?
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Old 12-08-05, 12:06 PM
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Ahh...and we see why popularity is a bad thing.

People use firefox now. So the bad guys find ways to exploit it.
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Old 12-08-05, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by atari2600
i thought this thing had a popup blocker in it?
I only ever get the more advanced animated popups. Just in case, make sure you have the blocker enabled: Tools -> Options -> General tab.
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Old 12-08-05, 01:54 PM
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do you have the adblock extension?

me? I don't know what that is.
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Old 12-08-05, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
I get pop-ups at home, but only from dvdtalk. strange. (using firefox 1.5, by the way)
I'm using Firefox 1.5 and it blocks the pop-ups from dvdtalk.
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Old 12-08-05, 04:28 PM
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Some pop-ups can be blocked by FastFox extension:

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Old 12-08-05, 04:58 PM
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I'm using Firefox 1.5 and it blocks the pop-ups from dvdtalk.

hmmmmmm. I get these "tribalfusion" ads each time I visit the main page of the forums (unless I don't delete them and there's at least one still up)
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Old 12-08-05, 07:03 PM
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me? I don't know what that is.
AdBlock Extension

I also use a Hosts file also, which includes the "tribalfusion" site. I get mine here:
Hosts file and Information A hosts file is not browser specific, which is better than just a pop-up blocker/extension. IMO

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Old 12-08-05, 08:37 PM
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I started blocking javascript except on approved sites and it stopped the pop ups. Its the no script extension.
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Old 12-09-05, 12:00 PM
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AdBlock Extension

I also use a Hosts file also, which includes the "tribalfusion" site. I get mine here:
Hosts file and Information A hosts file is not browser specific, which is better than just a pop-up blocker/extension. IMO

thanks, I installed it. I do still get the dvdtalk pop-ups (the deepdiscountdvd ones). Any ideas why this one isn't blocked and every other one is?
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Old 12-09-05, 02:16 PM
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You can customize your adblock so it can block or unblock whatever you want (images, script or flash). You'll get used to it with a few trial and error.
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Old 12-11-05, 11:11 AM
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ok, I'm getting the hang of it. Is there a way to block the ad from popping up? So far, with adblock, I can only block the ad's image or script. I could care less if the pop-up has an image or not......it's the pop-up itself that I'm trying to get rid of. thanks
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Old 12-12-05, 11:26 PM
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I've imported a filter that has a bunch of pop-ups preloaded. the problem is that it blocks stuff like the arrow to go to a new post and so on. anyone know which one that would be so I can remove it? or would someone post a list of their adblock filters?
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Old 12-13-05, 02:35 AM
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When I'm still using 1.0.7 I can click the Adblock text on lower right corner of the window - it list all blockable item in the page, which one is blocked, which one is not. You can remove the blocked item from the list or put something new to the list.

I got only blank screen after I upgraded to 1.5 - I have to go to Tools menu and go to Adblock preferences to edit things up. This is quite a mess, especially because I have to go down to page source to see which item I'm supposed to block or not.

What I experienced may be an installation glitch, but so far this is the only setback I experienced after upgrading to 1.5
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Old 12-13-05, 03:37 AM
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my adblock in Fx1.5 still works fine (including click on the lower right corner Adblock text). My adblock's version is 0.5.2.056
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