Discussion of general topics about Mozilla Firefox
How's it going? Firefox has been doing a great job blocking pop-up ads, but a lot of pop-under ads get through to me. How can I block such ads? Here's an example: At this site, whenever I load it or click on the links in the first post at that site's thread, pop-under ads will be activated. How can I block these ads? I have been looking for extensions but could not find anything. Thank you.
-=Victor Ly/MaStA ViC
For me, in Firefox 22.214.171.124, they aren't pop-under ads; they just open a new window (which is weird because I have the "force links" into "new tab" option selected). The funny thing is that Firefox says it blocked a popup, but it looks like it got through anyways.
What version of FF do you have?
it happens when you *click a link*. you clicked the link and got a window. this makes it not an unrequested popup. there's no way to block this sort of thing without breaking tons and tons of legit sites.
Actually it happened for me by just clicking a blank spot on the page. I have seen this used before as a means of bypassing the popup blocker (it's a known bug, I believe).
"It burns like hygiene!"
even fixing that will break legitimate sites. a click is considered to be a request. sites rely on that.
I'm guessing this is Bug 270867, if not it may be one of those listed here.
I'm probably in over my head here, but couldn't we just allow popups only when they are from clicked links? In my experience I have never seen a useful popup from clicking a blank spot on the page.
In any event you can block these by using a hosts file.
"It burns like hygiene!"
not a blank spot on a page, but probably an image or a div or something else. maybe you didn't even realize it wasn't a link.
No popups/unders for me, but then again as others have indicated, I have a hosts file that blocks this junk.
This page gives you a handy tool to manage this file--sometimes, you actually want to let those junk sites that you are going somewhere--it lets you easily turn on and off the hosts file:
After installation >right click the website youre at to access/set the NoScript options
and preference for that particular website or click the 'S' icon in the far right lower corner.
A prisoner of Christ Jesus, by His stripes I was healed
noscript is major major overkill for, well, just about everyone.
Thanks for all the replies! I tried every single method that I could, some once, some twice. I could not figure out how to do two of the things listed earlier this month, so I skipped them. Yesterday, however, I decided to revisit the methods so I went through all of them once again. To my surprise, I followed what name already taken said it that did it! =) More specifically, Filterset.G did the job.
Thank you so, so, so much for all the help =) I really, really appreciate it!
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