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Post Posted August 26th, 2018, 11:22 am

Hello, I am trying to figure out how to permanently block the new "page preview" pop-ups that happen every time you mouseover a link. I know how to temporarily turn them off using the little controls on the popups themselves, but this only lasts until the next time I visit wikipedia.

I'm thinking that the browser is the place to do this, through a plug-in or setting perhaps, such as having the browser ignore whatever command the wikipedia page uses to create the pop up; but I don't know what this is.

Any help would be appreciated!

I am using Firefox ESR 52.9 on Xubuntu 16.04.
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Post Posted August 26th, 2018, 11:37 am

I have a JavaScript toggle button and just turn off JS on Wikipedia - that stops them. Then again, I don't have cookies persisting across sessions.

If your cookies do (if you don't know, then you do) then clicking on the cog symbol at the bottom of any preview and setting them to be Disabled...would be a pretty permanent way to not get them, I reckon.
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Post Posted August 26th, 2018, 12:55 pm

Thank you, that looks like the right track. What would the css be to bllock #mwe-popups-svg?

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Post Posted August 26th, 2018, 12:59 pm

scubscub wrote:Thank you, that looks like the right track. What would the css be to bllock #mwe-popups-svg?

I've now edited my original post and reckon you might find this alternative solution better.
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Post Posted August 26th, 2018, 2:39 pm

No, I don't keep cookies. I am looking for a better solution, such as altering the css, which I am atttempting to learn how to do.

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Post Posted August 26th, 2018, 3:24 pm

scubscub wrote:I am looking for a better solution, such as altering the css, which I am atttempting to learn how to do.

Read this - viewtopic.php?p=14789746#p14789746

In the userContent.css, put this code -

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/*Franks Hide Wiki Pops...*/
.mwe-popups {
 visibility: hidden !important;
 }


Save, restart, you're done. They're gone.

Almost zero chance of any other site using that ID, so I haven't complicated it by @-moz wrapping to make it site specific.
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Post Posted August 27th, 2018, 2:19 pm

Thank you Frank, it works like a charm!

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Post Posted August 30th, 2018, 7:26 am

Indeed. Frank nails it once again!

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