February 03, 2003

Popup Blocker

I've installed Popup Blocker, and it's pretty cool, but there is one thing you should know: it will block the MT comments and trackback boxes from opening unless you specifically allow each MT website to always allow popups. To do this just go into your Popup blocker settings and put a check in the box next to the website that you were just prevented from opening a popup window from. (Excuse the garbled syntax -- I'm not sure how to phrase that sentence any better than I just did.) This goes the same for sites where they have links set to open in a new window. I'm sure most users of this program know what I am talking about, but I've had some people complain that they haven't been able to use my comments because of this.

Posted by Andrea Harris at February 3, 2003 06:44 PM

A lot of popup blocking programs do that. An alternative is to just habitually use the override hotkey that most such programs provide (usually Shift or Control) when going to comments.

I use Popup Cop myself.

Posted by: *** Dave at February 3, 2003 at 07:24 PM

If you click a comment box once, you'll get the little orange fist. If you click it quickly right after, it will open the comments box.

I have popup blocker, and when it comes to blogs, it's quite an annoyance.

Posted by: Emily at February 3, 2003 at 07:51 PM

That's why I like Mozilla. It has a "block unrequested popups" feature. I never see pop-up ads, but I never have problem with comment pop-up windows coming up when I click on them.

Posted by: John Thacker at February 3, 2003 at 08:02 PM

Now that I have a new machine, I can download Mozilla and it may even work without freezing up this time.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 3, 2003 at 08:22 PM

I've been quite content with STOPzilla. It allows more robust control over pop-ups and remembers which sites you want pop-ups to appear. Very nifty.

Posted by: Darmon Thornton at February 3, 2003 at 08:42 PM

I've been using Pop-Up Blocker for months, and I love it. I just have to remember to thumb the CTRL key when I click on a comment link. Well worth it to kill those danged pop-up ads.

Posted by: BarCodeKing at February 4, 2003 at 11:30 AM

Well, actually I'm using Pop-Up STOPPER, from www.panicware.com. It's pretty good for freeware!

Posted by: BarCodeKing at February 4, 2003 at 11:32 AM