Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2634 posts, RR: 7 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1336 times:
AOL has come out with a new Pop-Up Blocker in response to "consumer demand" (more like consumer revolt with their pocketbooks), and it seems to be working beautifully for me (especially on this very website).
There's gotta be something more sinister going on though. Spyware embedded in it? Direct line to Asscroft's office? What's the downside?
Ndege From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
I don't know specifically about AOL's popup blocker, but a lot of the commercially available products of this nature keep links that launch in a new window from functioning, whilst proudly proclaiming they have blocked an evil popup.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1187 times:
Having used Earthlink's pop-up blocker, I can say that most pop-blockers do too much; sometimes I've had to click on a link several times before the pop-up blocker let me go where I wanted to go. I wonder if the cure is worse than the disease.
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4645 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1186 times:
AOL customers, that I had to deal with during my 2 year stay there (i'm finally out of my NO YOU CAN'T SNEEZE OR WE'LL SUE clauses), biggest popup gripes where the ads you get once you sign onto AOL through the client software. A very quick 2 minute fix - if that - for someone to do. Eventually most people figure out...Oh geee...it is in my preferences. Take out a couple check marks and no more popups. For those that don't know, the quickest way to get there is Keyword: Marketing Preferences.
Back to the fact that it is sad the person still has AOL. It depends. Their broadband prices are hard to beat. Couple that with the ability to "roam" with your account on dial up anywhere...is a nicely added feature. Look for a few enchancements to their BYOA package...particularly going back to the original price and mulitple sessions per account will FINALLY be allowed.