Posts Tagged ‘popup’

Chrome’s JavaScript Popup Handling Changes

Friday, March 31st, 2017

It’s surprising that Chrome has taken so long to implement changes that protect users from malicious pop-up ads; Firefox took care of this problem years ago.

Google implemented a change in Chrome’s JavaScript popup handling behavior recently that restricts JavaScript popups. The change, which landed in Chrome Canary and Dev already, improves the handling of JavaScript alert(), confirm() and prompt() dialogs that pages may throw in the browser. Chrome up until now, and that is still true for Chrome Stable and Beta, handled these JavaScript dialogs per browser-window.


“Use Edge” Campaign Continues, Disses Chrome and Firefox

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Rather than employing marketing strategies in an attempt to draw users to Edge, it would have made a heck of a lot more sense if Microsoft had just listened to its customers and built a better browser.

Micrsoft’s campaign to get Windows 10 users to give Microsoft Edge a try at least continues, this time stating that Edge is safer than the other two browsers. First reported by Reddit user illCodeYouABrain, the new campaign tries to pursuade users on Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 10 that using Microsoft Edge is safer than other browsers.


Microsoft will Inform XP Users about End of Support with a Popup

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

About one third of Windows-based PCs are still running XP … it will be interesting to see how many of those users upgrade to Windows 8, now that support for XP has ended.

If you are interested in technology you know that Windows XP support will end in April. To be precise, the extended support for Windows XP with Service Pack 3 ends on April 8th, 2014. If you are not interested in tech, you may not have heard about it at all. When I worked in tech support for a large German financial company, one of the things that was quite difficult to find out was which operating system a customer was using.


How to Block Mouse-Click Popups in Firefox

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Firefox users don’t need to download a third party popup blocker; Firefox can do the job all by itself …

The majority of popup blockers only block popups that websites and services try to spawn automatically when they load. There are certain browser events that can spawn popups as well, and those are usually not blocked by default.