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    Pop Up Ads

    Say it ain't so!

    Does qaforums have pop-up ads - or did I have one leftover from another website and attributed to qaforums.

    I hate popup ads. I am at a new job, and haven't downloaded a blocker yet. I want to download yahoo, as it works really well for me at home, but I use TestDirector a lot here, and don't want those popups blocked.

    Maybe I'll do a poll on the popup blockers - haven't seen a poll around these parts in a long time!!!
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    Re: Pop Up Ads

    I have never seen popup ads from QAForums.
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    Re: Pop Up Ads

    I especially hate these new ones that exist on top of the page I'm looking at....
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    Re: Pop Up Ads

    Firefox wins. I love this browser.. and I've never ever gotten a pop up ad since I started using it. And the built in blocker, for some reason, is more intuitive to me than the IE stuff, and it's very easy to allow popups from sites that I want to.
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    Re: Pop Up Ads

    Yup firefox rules...on every count!
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    Re: Pop Up Ads

    Can someone explain to me how Firefox works. Does it take over IE, or is it just another alternative to exploring the net (IE stays just the way it is)?
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    Re: Pop Up Ads

    Firefox is a totally separate browser program. Get it at www.mozilla.org . Then go here with your new firefox browser https://addons.update.mozilla.org/?application=firefox and look over on the right and add the adblock plugin. Once you install that, ads hosted by a 3rd party site (like adclick) will have a little tab on them that says 'adblock'. If you click that, the URL for that ad will appear in an edit box. Backspace from the end until you get a generic enough URL and add a * to the end.. from then on, all content from that host.site* will just be a blank area in your browser window. Even if you don't see the adblock tab, you can manually add any URL path by menu'ing to Tools -> adblock -> preferences and you won't see them again when you add the path*. ... like add http://www2.qaforums.com/gfx* and the blinking sponsor images are gone. (I thought about not saying this, but I guess most everyone in this forum section see them 20 times a day anyway). Firefox has TONS of other plugins. While you're there, download the Scribbles Kids skin :-D.. that's my favorite.

    [ 04-13-2005, 10:10 PM: Message edited by: cyblue ]

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    Re: Pop Up Ads

    FireFox is impressive and has replaced safari on my Mac powerbook (OSX) as brower of choice, I only use the Microsoft suite now on client site machines when I am not allowed to upgrade or change their settings [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Re: Pop Up Ads

    I think the beauty of FireFox is in its Extensions. There are a lot of useful extensions are available which can be used to
    not only Popup Ads, but also the unwanted images/ animations from any Website. It also has tabbed browsing.
    Before switching to FireFox, I was using Opera. I never used IE, for regular browsing, I use it only when i am testing applications for browser validations.
    Currently Working at Persistent Systems Ltd.

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    Re: Pop Up Ads

    Firefox is actually becomming more and more widely used and supported. Our application will be moving from supporting IE and Netscape to supporing IE and Firefox when testing's been completed.

    JRica.. it's a separate browser, and others have mentioned some of the mods. For example, Firefox has 'tabbed browsing'. In a single window, you have multiple tabs across the top or bottom of the screen. There are mods that can be installed that allow further customization of how those tabs are used (if a new tab is opened when clicking on a link, if it should go to the forefront or the background, etc), along with more complex and useful plug-ins and additions.

    I have to remind myself to use IE when I'm running testing, because I do everything else in FF [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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