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Old 12-26-2006, 11:57 AM   #1
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Anyway to remove those anoying "word-popup" in firefox?

You know those words on webpages that are double-underline and if you put your mouse over it, or accidentally put your mouse over it while scrolling down a page with your mouse-wheel, a window will appear with an explanation/publicity associated with that word? (For example see [HTML][/HTML])

I hate them.

Does anybody know how to remove them in firefox? Is there an option in about:config or an extension to remove them?
Old 12-26-2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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I don't think you can get rid of it, because it's build on the website. Maybe there's an option hidden in FF to disable the loading of those windows, but I don't think it's possible.
I haven't seen any option to make this. You can have a look at firefox's extensions website to see if there's something of your interest
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adblock'ing javascript that does these popups works great. Also you can make javascript off by default and use NoScript to switch it on when necessary.
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Adblock works for me.
Old 12-26-2006, 08:39 PM   #5
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You are right about Adblock, it seems those words are tagged from another site, blocking that site removes the tags.


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