Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Firefox!

For the Firefox users out there, you might have noticed an increase in pop-ups lately. I have found one of the mechanisms through which these are happening. Flash. The offending website puts a tiny flash object into the site, usually invisible, that launches the pop up. Drudge is one offender. I found this because I had recently downloaded Flashblock, an extension for Firefox, that allows the user to turn off all flash content and replace it with a play button (should you want to see the content). This is because some of the most annoying banner ads are flash. The plugin allows you to whitelist sites with flash that you trust. So far I have one.

I highly recommend this plug in, it has made my browsing experience a little more calm. Give it a try.

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