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I would search for this but I wouldn't know what to search for. Its those annoying pop up rectangles that appear when hovering over a link. They appear on (amongst others) http://www.originalsignal.com/

What are they and can i get rid of them?
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They are part of the webpage- previews of each entry on the list.
Solution one: don't allow Active X to run on that page.
Solution two: Don't read with your cursor.
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Thanks Johanna

Apologies for the slow reply.

At least i know what they are now. I can certainly read without using the cursor. Would they still pop up if i read the links out loud? :whistling:

My next question is:

What moron came up with this idea anyway? If I want more info, I'll click on the link.

Cheers!
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At least those pop ups are just recaps of what you'll see on the link if you click it. Even more annoying are the sites that use keywords as advertisements and try to sell you unrelated trash to whatever you're trying to read. Email the webmaster- if enough people incicate their annoyance, maybe the site will change their design. (Hint- almost always an email to "webmaster@thesitename.com" will get to the right person)
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What beats me is why these designers come up with these ideas. They must see that it is annoying. This one definitely goes in the tacky pile alongside frames, Flash intros, Flash adverts, adverts with sound... Sorry, I should say the tacky mountain.
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