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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by 24giovanni, Nov 24, 2004.

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  1. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

    Jun 14, 2003
    I use the latest edition of Google toolbar to block popups. Everytime I go to espn.com though, I get a major popup (actually, its more of a dragdown from the top of the page) that slows down and actually covers the main story before pulling back. Its really annoying and slow.

    Any ideas on how to stop it?
  2. TOF


    Sep 10, 2004
    The Firefox browser has an extension to block popups. The Goole bar is also an available extension. They work very well.
  3. MysticEyes

    MysticEyes Banned

    Mar 30, 2002
    Pop up blocking is native to FireFox, no extension is necessary. When I go to that site, with FF, I get a quick flash of something but it's too fast to read.
  4. Deke40


    Jun 27, 2002
    I don't have any pop-ups getting through at that link.

    Be sure you don't have that site on your Google Popup "Whitelist".

    Sometimes sites communicate useful information via pop-up windows. The pop-up blocker can be told to remember these sites so pop-up windows are allowed to launch. This information is stored on your computer in what's known as a "whitelist" (as opposed to a "blacklist"). The pop-up blocker uses the whitelist to turn itself off when you visit sites whose pop-ups you don't mind viewing.

    As you find sites that have pop-ups you want to see, click the pop-up blocker button to add that site to your whitelist. (The whitelist is never actually displayed.) Repeat this process as you find websites where you want to see pop-ups.

    If you'd like to remove a site from the pop-up blocker whitelist, simply visit that page and click the pop-up blocker button. The button text will change from "Site popups allowed" to the count of your blocked ads. This indicates that the pop-up blocker has been re-activated on this site.

    The "Whitelist" is stored in the following registry key on my W98SE. You could also do a registry site for a site you know is on your whitelist.

    HKEY_Current_User\Software\Google\Nav Client\1.1\Whitelist.

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