How to selectively block ANY slide-in, pop-in, or other nuisance that comes on screen, by choice, without causing items such as video not to run
There is a new kind of pop up nuisance. The slide or fade in. Some are set to mouse movement, others are timed. Need to be able to selectively block these - my choice … (tuilleadh eolais)
There is a new kind of pop up nuisance. The slide or fade in. Some are set to mouse movement, others are timed. Need to be able to selectively block these - my choice of which - without sites becoming useless.
Tried NoScript but too complex and there is no succinct documentation from the producer. Tried AdBlocker but it does not work on most of these kinds of popups and the company is not about working with users to block these from many sites, suggesting the sites have paid AdBlock not to block their trash. Looked at other "solutions" but many are expensive and don't promise specifically to block these kinds of nuisances.
One of the main sites with these nuisances is CNN. Their pop-ins keep coming back even when you X them off. Some are on EVERY page, like the cookie agreement, while others are timed and block your reading altogether. You can't move your mouse in certain places on the page without something sliding in or popping up. There are pop-ins when one reaches the end of a page, gets near the edges. They are ALL intrusive! What this does is turn one off to what the ad is there to push. Lot of people have long been fed up with nags after the refusal to follow an ad. When a user says no, that needs to be it. There should be no further question.
Too many sites use this nuisance advertising, many of them because there is little to no way to block them. The internet is built on forced advertising. This needs to stop. If a product is worth its salt, it will sell without being pushed in a customer's face. If a customer says NO once, that should be enough. No site should be able to block access because of a user refusing to submit to some ad.