A downside to having my site hosted by angelfire.com is that visitors to the site are plagued with those nastly little, irritating popup windows. One good way to avoid popups is by using a web-browser that suppresses popup windows. For example:
- Mozilla, which is a free Netscape clone, can be configured to block popup windows by selecting Edit--Preferences--Privacy & Security--Popup Windows, and then placing a check beside Block unrequested popup windows.
- OffByOne is a completely self-contained, stand-alone 1.1MB application with no dependencies on any other browser or browser component. It may be the world's smallest and fastest web browser with full HTML 3.2 support. (And yes, that was a promotional blurb taken from the OffByOne website--but I have used it, and can attest that it is a very good product.)
- Service Pack 2 for Windows XP now has a popup blocking service. After installing SP2, start Internet Explorer, then select Tools--Internet Options--Privacy, and check the Pop-up Blocker option.
Another option is to download a stand-alone popup stopper, such as Stop-the-popup. For more information, see this Sure-shot Software article.
Last modified on 03-Oct-2004.