blocking new generation of popups in Firefox and other browsers

milehigh

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I've noticed a ton of websites with these new popup windows that are extremely annoying. You're browsing a page and out of nowhere a "window" pops into the browser and you have to click it to get it out of the way.

I'm not sure exactly what this is called, but I believe it's some kind of modal layer created with HTML5. Here is an example:



This is an extremely annoying trend. Any tips to block/disable this sort of thing?
 

milehigh

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That site was just an example. Personally, any popup is annoying. This is the same crap as the "old" days before popup blockers. They're just doing it a new way now. I'm surprised anyone would actually think this kind of thing is OK.
 
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