Destroying Those Mutant Popups

FirefoxI read "For Better Or For Worse" every day. A little while ago, the United Media site that hosts this comic started using annoying mutant popups that manage to outwit Firefox's popup blocker. I hadn't seen a popup since I switched to Firefox a year ago and this new breed of popup was really starting to annoy me.

It turns out it's really easy to configure Firefox to block these too. This fix is stolen from here and works like a charm.

To block pop-ups from plugins, open your Firefox 1.0 or 1.0.1 browser, type about:config in the address field. Right-click in the resulting config page somewhere and select New -> Interger. Type privacy.popups.disable_from_plugins in the resulting dialog, hit OK, type 2 in the next dialog and you're all set.

You're very welcome.

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