[ALUG] Is there any way to prevent those annoying 'share' pop-ups in Firefox?

Srdjan Todorovic todorovic.s at googlemail.com
Sun Feb 6 17:51:06 GMT 2011


On 6 February 2011 16:58, Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> Do those 'share' bookmarking pop-ups annoy anyone else?  They drive me
> crazy popping up when the cursor moves over them.
> Is there any way to stop them popping up?
> They're obviously not standard pop-up windows because I already have
> 'Block Pop-ups' ticked in my preferences.

You mean those Facebook / Twitter / Google / Delicious / Myspace /
Digg popup thingies?

Yes they are really annoying. On one forum I frequent, they are placed
near the page navigation buttons, so if you accidentally hover over
those popup bits then you have to hover over it again to un-popup it.

I have NoScript enabled and it still gets through. My guess is that
the JS that creates that is part of the site you want to visit,
therefore it's already premitted in NoScript due to the user enabling
JS for a site the user wants to visit.

Not really sure how to disable it - maybe some greasemonkey extension
or something?


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