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

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Mon Feb 7 10:23:40 GMT 2011

On Sun, Feb 06, 2011 at 05:51:06PM +0000, Srdjan Todorovic wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
You have it exactly!

> 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.
Yes, they seem to always be placed such that you're likely to hit them
by mistake.

> 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?

Chris Green

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