How do i get rid of this pop up?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mr. DG, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Mr. DG macrumors regular

    Mr. DG

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    Ive been on OSX about a month - just got my first annoying pop-up on firefox. How do i get rid of it? Obviously i dont want to click OK, apple-w doesnt work and theres no close icon. I was on Myspace when it happened.

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  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    Oh wow, that is some evil bastardyness. I would just minimise it and keep using FF until I'm ready to quit and then it should go away.
     
  3. Mr. DG thread starter macrumors regular

    Mr. DG

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    I had to quit firefox to get rid of it in the end. Grrr.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I haven't seen this particular one, but try getting the adblock extension -- http://adblock.mozdev.org -- it is pretty good at blocking extra-nuisance pop-ups.

    Although, FWIW, I think clicking the OK button should be harmless on OS X and Firefox. It would probably even be harmless on Windows and Firefox. God knows what would happen if you're using MSIE though. :(

    P.S. Spill the beans...whose profile should I not be visiting? :p
     
  5. Mr. DG thread starter macrumors regular

    Mr. DG

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    Thanks. Was a little worried as i've never seen an actual mac dialogue box come up - only those fake graphical representations of an XP desktop with the OK button thats actually a link.

    Haha myspace.com/djodg. Dont visit on a PC... :)
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Oh, gotcha! :eek Trick is that when you see those -- they usually won't have Firefox logos or look particularly like Mac windows. ;)

    BTW, is that (DJ ODG) you? That groove you laced on your profile page is tight. :)
     
  7. Mr. DG thread starter macrumors regular

    Mr. DG

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    Thanks yup thats me. PM me if you'd like an aiff of it.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    :) Thanks! I sent you an "add" request too. :)
     
  9. UnitedRed macrumors member

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    I've got that pop up a few times, I think it was from file hosting sites
     

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