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Old 11-12-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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I recently switched to firefox and I have noticed it lets way more pop ups through then Internet Explorer. In IE you could adjust the pop up blocker setting so that no pop ups come through at all unless you click ctrl before clicking on something that would pop up. Of course u would get he occasional pop up getting through but on Firefox it happens way more. It says it blocks a pop up but a lot of them sitll get through. way more then IE. Is there a way to adjust the setting of the pop up blocker in Firefox or should i just dl a seperate pop up blocker?
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Old 11-12-2005, 04:19 PM   #2
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Tools>Options>Web Features>Block Popup Windows
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Old 11-12-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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Thats checked off and still pop ups get thru
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Old 11-12-2005, 04:59 PM   #4
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get a toolbar with a pop up blocker.
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Old 11-12-2005, 05:04 PM   #5
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download spybot 1.4
http://www.download.com/3001-8022_4-10401314.html
and scan ur computer, and delete everything, because the items that it finds is what leaves the comptuer open for pop-ups..
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Also, I bet I know what you did when you installed it..... You clicked the "Import anything from IE (Internet Explorer)?" and hit yes. Uninstall Firefox and DONT DO THAT AGAIN. You imported all your IE cookies from sites, so when you open up the site it loads the pop-up infested cookies.
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Clear the cookies then
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Old 11-12-2005, 05:24 PM   #8
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Well I just transfered my favourites over thats it. I have a Zone Alarm Anti Spyware and that gets rid of spyware. Some sites just have a lot of pop ups and IE used to block them but now firefox doesnt. For example I play guitar and go on guitar tab sites and most of them have pop ups and Firefox sometimes wont block alll of them.
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Try a toolbar lke Yahoo or Google
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Old 11-12-2005, 06:05 PM   #10
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I downloaded the google one but the pop up blocker is only compatible with IE... Ill try the yahoo one.
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I have the Yahoo one, if not i made one. MSN or PM me for details!
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Firefox 1.5 RC1 has an improved pop-up blocker, so you might wanna consider upgrading to that.
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Do you mean the BETA version?
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No, I mean the RC1 version, which followed the release of Beta 2.

But it appears there's now an RC2 version, which you can get here:

http://download.mozilla.org/?product...win&lang=en-US
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get an extension that has an added popup blocker
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