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I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". HOw does this happen and how can I stop it?

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I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". HOw does this happen and how can I stop it?

I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". Why does this happen and how can I stop it?

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Re: I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". HOw does this happen and how can I stop it?

"'How to get rid of green double underlining

You need to install the "Adblock Plus" extension along with subscribing through its options to both "EasyList" and you might also install "Fanboys" filter.

In addition some filters you add yourself, I thing google analytics will be blocked by those, but if not add the following filters of your own.

http://www.google-analytics.com/*
|http://ad. doubleclick. net/*

Known Adblock Plus subscriptions

You should also install a hosts file on your system which will help with all browsers and applications.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Blocking_bad_sites_and_annoyances#Hosts_file

Adblock Plus - Open blockable items list - Ctrl+Shift+V (right click on icon) shows all the urls on a page and if blocked by a filter shows the filter


If that doesn't help, post the webpage url, and if it is public I'll help you with the filters. When your problem is solved, please mark as solved, and anything else that should be made known to other users.

New User

Re: I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". HOw does this happen and how can I stop it?

I'm having this problem too and it is really annoying

Here's a page with the links on Abingdon Herald

I have adblocker installed and Easy List and Fanboys but I still have the links.

New User

Re: I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". HOw does this happen and how can I stop it?

I have just cured this by removing an extension that I had not consciously added to my add ons. It is a Media plug-in by GameplayLabs.

Go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions and see if you have it. If you do, remove it and restart Firefox.

I hope this helps you.

All Star

Re: I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". HOw does this happen and how can I stop it?

@orangefoot Install companion extension "Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus"

Generated these two filters: controls --W(widen), N(narrow), B(blink),L(lock), S(select)

heraldseries.co.uk##H2
heraldseries.co.uk##UL

I just installed Peter Lowe's subscription as well, it will make no difference in what you see but I recognize what is being blocked as trackers, I'll probably keep it. I was actually looking to see if there was any special UK filter.

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New User

Re: I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". HOw does this happen and how can I stop it?

Go to the following web page http://text-enhance.com/ then click where it asks if you want to opt out. That link takes you to http://www.textsrv.com/optout.php where you check a box to opt out & type the reCAPTCHA words shown.

Note: If you clear your browsing history, you may have to repeat this process like I have had to do.

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Re: I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". HOw does this happen and how can I stop it?

That Opt Out feature probably sets a Cookie. So if you would clear your Cookies, you would need to re-visit that web page and opt-out all over again.

New User

Re: I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". HOw does this happen and how can I stop it?

The best way I've found is to get rid of Firefox all together, who in their right mind would think this is something people would actually want all over their websites?

I had really liked Firefox up until this point.

I'm going to try Chrome I think... I have got better things to do than try and turn off stupid stuff that I don't need or want. I just want to look at the net with as little interference as possible.

New User

Re: I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". HOw does this happen and how can I stop it?

Hello, we apologize that you are having trouble with the TextEnhance product. If you are seeing these links, then a web publisher has decided to offer them to you. If you would like to opt-out of seeing these links, visit: http://optout.textsrv.com/optout.php

For FAQs and additional help on removing Text Enhance, please visit http://support.text-enhance.com

New User

Re: I keep finding words on web pages (including my own) written in green and doubly underlined (described as 'Text enhance') that provide a hyperlink to "Groupon". HOw does this happen and how can I stop it?

I dont want to "OPT-OUT"....i want it gone permanently!!