Click to visit our sponsors!

homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam

  The Geek Culture Forums
  Ask a Geek!
  Oh Mighty Geeks I humbly request your Wisdom

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Oh Mighty Geeks I humbly request your Wisdom
Hikaru
Geek

Posts: 78
From: AppleDale, USA
Registered: Feb 2002

posted April 07, 2002 19:59     Click Here to See the Profile for Hikaru     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OH mighty Geeks of the forums, I humbly ask for your Wisdom regarding Programs or add ons for IE that will stop popups from appearing on my computer and bogging me down, you see Fark where I read daily links to a lot of news sites that use the cursed popups and they annoy me, however I dont know what to look for to stop them.
I am using an iMac running OS 9.1 and IE 5
(If opera was free Id use it)
thank you I leave here 5 cickens and a score of fresh Cantaloupe melons as an offering

(chicken "buk buk")(chicken "buk buk")(chicken "buk buk")(chicken "buk buk")(chicken "buk buk")
(Cantaloupe)

------------------
END OF LINE _

IP: Logged

MacManKrisK
Super Geek

Posts: 147
From: Southwest Lower Michigan, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted April 07, 2002 20:29     Click Here to See the Profile for MacManKrisK   Click Here to Email MacManKrisK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
www.mozilla.org

Go get Mozilla 0.99 for Mac OS 9! When you get it, open up the Preferences, go down to Advanced and flick the litte triangle thingy. Next, click on "Scripts & Windows" then, in the "Allow Scripts To:" box, UNcheck, "Open unrequested windows," "Move or resize existing windows," and "Raise or lower windows." I s'pose you could leave "move or resize" turned on, p'rolly won't hurt anything.

Good luck!

IP: Logged

tafkact
Highlie

Posts: 621
From: nowhere, man
Registered: Jan 2000

posted April 07, 2002 21:10     Click Here to See the Profile for tafkact     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
www.adsubtract.com

unfortunatley, it's only good for a windoze PC
for anyone else, get the pro version, well worth the few bucks it costs (or you can "find" a key )

the free one won't stop popups, but it'll prevent anything on the page that pops up from loading, not enough IMO


works on ALL versions of windows, and it's one of the 1st apps i install when i build a computer (with windows on it)

it's damn near flawless

IP: Logged

ilovemydualg4
Neat Newbie

Posts: 12
From:
Registered: Mar 2002

posted April 08, 2002 03:29     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.mac.org/system/webfree/
Webfree, I don't know about pop up ads, but it works well for about everything else and suports any browser (Mac Os Classic control panel)

------------------

IP: Logged

Jade Dragon
Geek Larva

Posts: 29
From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: Mar 2002

posted April 08, 2002 04:00     Click Here to See the Profile for Jade Dragon   Click Here to Email Jade Dragon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While we are on the topic, is there anything currently available that disables pop-up ads on MSIE 5.1 for OS X?

I used to be a user of WebFree and thought it was a great product; however I can't use it in OS X. Has anything been developed since that can do the same thing?

~ Fervently hoping... Jade Dragon

IP: Logged

Lex
Super Geek

Posts: 186
From: University of Florida
Registered: Jul 2001

posted April 08, 2002 06:55     Click Here to See the Profile for Lex   Click Here to Email Lex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For Mac OSX, get OmniWeb. You can disable popups in the preferences.

IP: Logged

Charisma
Super Geek

Posts: 124
From: Somewhere (I'll just say Earth)
Registered: Mar 2002

posted April 08, 2002 19:35     Click Here to See the Profile for Charisma   Click Here to Email Charisma     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yahoo's got a popup too! How annoying! If I could I would just march right on over there and– mmm! Cantaloupe!

------------------
"Hacking is not a
crime... no wait, it is."

IP: Logged

magebard
Newbie

Posts: 5
From: vancouver, bc, canada
Registered: Apr 2002

posted April 09, 2002 22:40     Click Here to See the Profile for magebard   Click Here to Email magebard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just turn javascript off...

IP: Logged

Bregalad
Super Geek

Posts: 213
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Registered: Jan 2002

posted April 10, 2002 16:00     Click Here to See the Profile for Bregalad   Click Here to Email Bregalad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately the last time I turned off pop-ups (in Opera I think) it made it so clicking a link that normally opens a new window didn't work. I had to go back and re-enable pop-ups.

I finally found a pop-up that I didn't mind seeing. Somebody posted a recommendation of a mail order PC place called TCWO.com. Their "annoying" popup is a notice that all domestic orders up to 150lbs ship for only $6.95. Now that's a popup worth seeing!

Hikaru, Opera is free if you use the "adware" version. I've had a few things go wrong running it on MacOS 9.1 and 9.2, but it's still my first choice. It's fast and stable on Windows 2000 and is definitely my first choice as a PC browser. Never underestimate the usefulness of a Google search field built right into the browser's window frame.

On MacOS X I use Mozilla the most. Omniweb renders really nice fonts though. Of course there are sites out there that refuse to work properly with anything other than IE on Windows. Those people will never get money from me.

IP: Logged

tafkact
Highlie

Posts: 621
From: nowhere, man
Registered: Jan 2000

posted April 11, 2002 20:20     Click Here to See the Profile for tafkact     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~atman/spam/adblock.shtml
Web Ad Blocking Under Linux/Unix, BeOS, MacOS and Windows

heh, i had this bookmarked, actually

IP: Logged

baker_nat
Geek

Posts: 91
From: england
Registered: Jan 2000

posted April 12, 2002 07:24     Click Here to See the Profile for baker_nat   Click Here to Email baker_nat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What I want to know is where the chicken and mellons are, I'm hungry, gotta go, i've just fround a bit of bubblegum on my monitor
( mmm. Bubblegum )

IP: Logged

All times are Pacific Time

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Geek Culture Home Page

© 2002 Geek Culture® All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Infopop www.infopop.com © 2000
Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47e

homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam