Mozilla wants to do something about annoying in-page popups

Discussion in 'Tech news' started by RGiskardR, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    In-page popups can be quite the annoyance on the Internet. These popups appear on the active page and not in form of a new windows displayed over or under the current browser window.

    If you are long enough on the Internet, you probably encountered sites that threw these popups in your face already; the in-page popups are used to get you to subscribe to the site's newsletter, or inform you about a very special offer that expires soon.

    Most popups include forms that require the email address and sometimes other data. Many have a visible close button in the top right corner, some another option to close the popup.

    In-page popups are cause for the same set of annoyances as requests for push notifications: they get in the way of whatever the user is doing at the time, and they need to be closed or declined by the user as regular popup blockers don't block them.

    Browser extensions like BehindTheOverlay for Firefox and Chrome help improve the handling of website overlays.

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