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

nev young nev at nevilley.demon.co.uk
Mon Feb 7 10:57:49 GMT 2011


On 07/02/11 10:23, Chris G wrote:
> 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?
>>
I don't think I've ever seen one. So maybe I'm blocking them without 
knowing.
Do you have an example url?
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nev



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