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How can I get rid of an exasperating Wikipedia balloon which pops up with a dictionary definition of a random word it chooses? Thanks!

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I'm not sure whether or not the cursor activates this problem as it happens to pass over a word that wikipedia is programed to respond to w/ this definition balloon--it happens too fast for me to back track and figure out what i might have done that triggers its appearance. Seems random. No X to close balloon. Sometimes clicking cursor outside the balloon shuts if off...sometimes i can't get rid of it.Random occurrences of balloon but enough to be annoying.NOTE! Just now in hilighting "trouble shooting info" from Help menu, a balloon appeared w/ 4 icons:google, search Wikipedia, search duckduckgo and search surf canyon. This balloon appeared when the cursor went over the hi lighted text...it's like the Wikipedia dictionary definitions balloon i get when i'm reading online text! Connected?

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Checking your list of add-ons, you have one called FastestFox, that appears to be the cause of your problem.

In the FastestFox options dialog, go to the popup bubble panel for the option to disable popup bubbles.

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Checking your list of add-ons, you have one called FastestFox, that appears to be the cause of your problem.

In the FastestFox options dialog, go to the popup bubble panel for the option to disable popup bubbles.

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Found it! Disabled the pop-up. Thanks so much! I'd never have figured this out...clueless about where to even start. Many thanks.

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You're welcome

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Hello, I had this problem also. In Firefox 7.0.1, go to Options -> General -> Add-ons Manager -> Options -> Fastestfox Options and Uncheck "Show popup bubble" Worked for me and got rid of those annoying bubble.

I don't know if it will work in v 3.16.x

Good luck