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April 29, 2005

Popup blockers - Too much of a good thing?

I think that we can all agree that 95% of the time, browser popup windows are the scourge of internet surfing. However, there are a few select times when popups are a good thing. For instance, QuickBooks Online uses them fairly liberally to help facilitate the data entry process. For those few times where you want to allow popups, though, you sure have to jump through a bunch of hoops these days. That’s because every application even remotely associated with the internet that you install has its own popup blocker. They all act in concert to thwart your efforts to view desirable popups. On my machine, I have to contend with popup blockers in the Google search bar, the MSN search bar and the Windows XP SP2 internet options. Thank god I’m not an AOL subscriber, or I’d have yet another one to disable. Anybody know of a global popup blocker toggle switch that will give me a one click solution to turn popups back on when I need them?

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"Anybody know of a global popup blocker toggle switch that will give me a one click solution to turn popups back on when I need them?"

Yeah, I do. It's called Firefox.

Posted by: Jason Mauss | Apr 30, 2005 12:24:18 AM

You know, not that long ago you were touting the fact that you had 3 PBs on your system. The vibe then was the more the merrier.

Posted by: John Cassel | May 3, 2005 8:53:47 AM

John - I guess you really can have too much of a good thing ;-)

Posted by: Jonathan Goodyear | May 4, 2005 4:13:16 PM

If you still prefer to use Microsoft's Internet Explorer, you can try Avant browser. It still uses the MS IE for browsing but you get multi-tabbed feature and lots more. One of the best feature is even though you enabled blocking of pop-ups, it displays a small hyperlink like message at the lower right corner of the screen whenever it blocks a pop-up. So, if you want to see the pop-up, you can click on that and you're good :). Enabling and disabling a pop-up blocker is also 1 button-click rather than having to go into the menus.

-YK

Posted by: York Kie Tan | May 28, 2005 11:44:07 AM

Pop-up Blocker is a feature in Internet Explorer that lets you limit or block most pop-ups. You can choose the level of blocking you prefer, from blocking all pop-up windows to allowing the pop-ups that you want to see. When Pop-up Blocker is turned on, the Information bar displays a message saying "Pop-up blocked. To see this pop-up or additional options click here."

I read it form other site

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