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annoying popups

Sometimes it's useful to add a popup to your pages. When the user clicks on a link, a new window opens and displays a page.
However most of the popups are used for advertising. Even this was acceptable until popups were abused and used for mass and intrusive advertising, like when you open a site which has 5 popups and each of them keeps spawning new popup when you try to close it.

A variation on the pop-up window is the pop-under advertisement. This opens a new browser window, behind the active window. Pop-unders interrupt the user less, but are not seen until the desired windows are closed, making it more difficult for the user to determine which Web site opened them.
Another variation of pop-up, commonly called "mousetrapping", particularly fills an entire screen with an ad or Web page, in the process removing any menu bars or other on-screen icons by which the user can close the window. This problem mainly affects users of the Windows version of Internet Explorer. Often, access to other open windows and Web pages is denied and the only way for PC users to close these ad windows is via the control-alt-delete command, which can result in all active IE windows (including those not connected to the pop-up) closing. Another way to close the mousetrapping window could be to hold down the Alt button and press F4. This closes the active window. Another variant, a "static image ad", is a pop-up ad that stays in a fixed position of a window of an ad-supported program. This kind of ad does not distract the computer's concentration of a program window like a traditional popup ad does.

Most web browsers have built-in popup block ability, but only a good popup killer can make diference between normal popups which some sites use for good, and abusive advertising.

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