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Ward 2009-07-12 06:44 PM is sneaking past OmniWeb's pop-up blocker
Starting a week or two ago, I started noticing pop-up ad windows behind a home page window. I figured I'd messed up my pop-up window blocker.

I just checked, and my Preferences for were set to my global default: Block pop-up windows only when not requested.

So I changed to Block pop-up windows always. The small ad windows are continuing to sneak behind the home page. Sigh.

-- Ward

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Handycam 2009-07-13 12:36 PM

Are they getting past other browsers' pop-up blockers? Just curious.

Ward 2009-07-13 01:05 PM

OmniWeb - the only one out of the big three
[QUOTE=Handycam]Are they getting past other browsers' pop-up blockers? Just curious.[/QUOTE]
Safari 4.0.2 quietly blocks the pop-up.

Firefox 3.0.11 reports "Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window." in a shocking yellow bar at the top of the page. I used the Preferences dropdown menu to disable the yellow bar.

-- Ward

troyb 2009-07-14 08:34 AM

What's the best way to get this pop-up?

Ward 2009-07-14 09:04 AM

No pop-up at the moment
[QUOTE=troyb]What's the best way to get this pop-up?[/QUOTE]
Since I first opened this thread, each time I visited the [URL=""]CNN home page[/URL], a small pop-up window would open behind the page (peeking on the left in my case).

Now that you ask, CNN is not popping up an ad window, and there's no "blocked pop-up" icon in OmniWeb's status bar.

This is yet another case of "The application won't fail with the developer in the room."

-- Ward

Brian 2009-07-14 01:06 PM

At one point, we had a bug (since fixed) where the "show blocked pop-ups in the status bar" preference would cause the pop-up blocker to not work.

I couldn't reproduce that bug just now on cnn, but thought I'd toss it out in case it helps you narrow down what you're seeing, Ward. Thanks!

troyb 2009-07-14 02:25 PM

I found earlier today that MSNBC can easily produce a pop-up. And indeed, no blocking is happening. We'll fix this up.

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