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Can I STOP Browser pop ups / pop unders?

I understand there are some 3rd party software applications (for the PC) for stopping the VERY annoying pop-ups and pop-unders when browsing the Internet. ARE THERE ANY SUCH APPLICATIONS FOR THE MACINTOSH??


HOW IT (PC application) WORKS:
A friend of mine has a PC and he says his PC application alerts the user of an attempted popped window. Then the user can allow the popup (if necessary) by pressing 'Shift'-click or some other key to allow the popped Browser winow to open. Is there an app like this for the Mac?

The pop-ups and unders are driving me crazy!

Regards,
Bobby
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powermixx
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weedCommented:
Switch browsers. Grab a copy of iCab, a sweet little german browser that does everything IE does plus some, only better and with a smaller footprint. www.icab.de. It includes the ability to restrict what javascript can do with your windows. iCab has been my primary browser for 2+ years now.
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powermixxAuthor Commented:
Weed,
i downloaded it. Can you point me to exactly how I can set the pops from working? Or is it already geared for it? Thanks!


Bobby
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weedCommented:
Go to Preferences and look at the InScript section. There is a Filter sub-section. You can either turn off the ability (globally) for javascript to open windows, or create sets for certain web pages.
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solipsistCommented:
Alternatively, you could try a little third party app:

http://www.webwasher.com/en/products/wwash/download_mac.htm

I use this & its excellent....
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SkeletorCommented:
If you are using Internet Explorer, you can simply turn off scripting, under the Web Content tab in the settings windows. That effectively disables the code that generates the pop-up windows.
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bill_mcgonigleCommented:
If you want better standards support than iCab provides, check out the Mozilla browser, which gets stripped down to become Netscape.  http://www.mozilla.org

Go under Preferences...Advanced...Scripts & Plugins...Allow Scripts to..., and uncheck 'open unrequested windows'.
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ropersCommented:
Apologies in case this be considered a redundant post, but have you tried Safari? (http://www.apple.com/safari/) The built in option to block pop-ups is directly under Safari - Block Pop-Up Windows (Command-K).

That said, as earlier posters have rightly said, there are a number of pop-up blocking tools out there and some browsers have that functionality built in. If you are looking for an add-on tool, I personally would start at: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/internet_utilities/

cheerio,
ropers
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powermixxAuthor Commented:
I apologize for not closing this, it got overlooked. I'll review on my Mac and close right away. Thanks for all the replies.

powermixx
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