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Talk:Popups not blocked

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Spybot apparently blocks Aurora now. I'd like this confirmed.--Np 17:07, 22 Aug 2005 (PDT)

Since we now have a link to Popup Blocker Settings, I would like to remove the links for NoScript and Adblock. I have nothing against these extensions, but they are overkill (NoScript in particular) as solutions for popups. We need to recommend the simplest solutions possible so users don't end up with missing site content or other problems. The other alternative is to move them to a Mozilla Suite section, since I'm not sure if Popup Blocker Settings works with the suite. --Lethargy 16:57, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

This is a Firefox-only article (check the categories), so I wouldn't worry about the Suite.--Np 18:39, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
(For the record) This article is now for Firefox and Mozilla Suite Alice Wyman 18:57, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Article cleanup

Sorry guys for the sledge hammer treatment but I felt it was neccessary. --FatJohn 21:49, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

I did a little cleanup and added back some of the things I felt were missing. I think I like it, but that could just be the lack of sleep affecting my judgement ;) --Lethargy 07:09, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
OK, I like it. But the opening sentence sounds a bit off to me, not sure what to do to fix it though. --name already taken 09:19, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
I did a bit more cleanup and reordering. First things first! Basic popup settings at the top. Placed Firefox 1.0.x and Mozilla Suite considerations together, at the end, with step-by-step instructions. Under Spyware, I removed the direct download links since I didn't think it wise, plus the spyware cleaner homepages will include the latest DL links plus other info that the user shoud see. Alice Wyman 23:52, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
Alice, could you explain me the use of the headline "Firefox 1.0.x and Mozilla Suite considerations" as it baffles me. Aren't all the advice valid for all the browsers? --FatJohn 11:05, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
That section refers to preferences that you need to manally change in Firefox 1.0.x and Mozilla Suite. They don't need to be changed in Firefox 1.5 and SeaMonkey since the given settings are already the defaults. You can change the section heading to something else if you like, maybe "Suggested preference settings for Firefox 1.0.x and Mozilla Suite"? Alice Wyman 19:33, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Ah, I see, I never realised they've changed the defaults. It's all in my user.js, wiping those now. Do you or does anybody know if there's some list where you could see if some default settings are changed? Sure confuses people, or at least fooled me here... FatJohn 10:40, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
The only list I can think of that specifies default preference values is About:config entries. Alice Wyman 18:57, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

OK, I did a little expanding and added a few links to wikipedia as well. If you are wondering why I included these, my reasons are:
  1. Wikipedia has much more info on these topics than we can resonably cover here.
  2. Wikipedia is a wiki, so we can always edit the linked pages if we need to at some point.
I also changed the messenger service link to wikipedia, but that one I may actually change back myself... --name already taken 13:09, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

pop-ups or popups?

It's the same old problem as plugins vs. plug-ins! The KB search function, as usual, proves to be useless, since it won't search for "pop" and hence misses all pages containing "pop-up". However, there are 34 articles containing popup, and this article itself uses "popup" everywhere except in its title, so I suggest redirecting this page to "Popups not blocked". --Mozcerize 12:32, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Up to you, or anyone else wanting to do so. In the meantime, I created a Popups not blocked page with a #REDIRECT to this article. Alice Wyman 19:08, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
I believe pop-up is the correct term, in any event it is what Wikipedia and microsoft use.
Actually the more I think about it, I might be wrong: popup may be the term specifically for a pop-up ad (as opposed to a pop-up book or someone popping-up). Of course it could also be entirely a matter of personal preference...
Indeed, I'm going by the idea that popup is a noun describing a pop-up ad, whereas "pop-up" is an adjective. Also, Firefox's dialogs and help use "popup". --Mozcerize 16:09, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Spyware and messenger

These problems have nothing directly to do with Mozilla browsers of course (although the user may well not understand that some other software is causing their browser to pop windows up). Perhaps this should be made clearer in these two sections, as currently there is no obvious distinction in the article between popups generated by web pages and popups generated by software applications. --Mozcerize 13:22, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Done, by added a general heading of "Popups generated by other software" that includes these two problems as sub-headings. Alice Wyman 10:31, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Nice. --Mozcerize