Scott Hardie | November 18, 2001
Am I the only person annoyed by these? I doubt it. They started with those insulting X-10 camera ads with the nubile young models looking eagerly at the camera (which would defeat the point of a "secret" camera anyway). Now they're all over the place - MSNBC, Yahoo, IMDb, Amazon. And lots more products and services are being offered, none of them worth anyone's attention. What the fuck? Truly, I wouldn't care about them, but they don't work like they're supposed to. The whole thing that supposed to be great about them is that they pop "under" instead of over, so that you don't notice them until you're done web-surfing. But if you are in Window A and start loading a web site, then switch to Window B to read something else while it loads, out of nowhere Window A will pop up and an ad will appear beneath it. The window has to be on top for the ad to appear beneath it. Like with the other two posts today, I'm just venting about something that I shouldn't let bother me, but I'm getting rather annoyed by these things.

D. R. | November 19, 2001
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Scott Hardie | November 19, 2001
Thank you, Casper. You've saved my web-surfing!

D. R. | November 21, 2001
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Matthew Preston | November 23, 2001
For IE users :

I have always used a little trick that I learned a while back.

Open IE, click on tools, then internet options. (older versions of IE may have the internet options selection under view).

Choose the security tab, then click on restricted sites and click on the sites button. Enter the url of any site that has a pop-up or pop-under add.

You can't get rid of all of the annoying adds, but if there are certain sites that you visit often and are ticking you off, just try this.

Scott Hardie | November 23, 2001
Cool, I never thought about that. I always thought that if I put a site in the restricted zone, I wouldn't be able to access it at all. Thanks for the idea.


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