How to close pop-ups?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tbear1, May 25, 2013.

  1. tbear1 macrumors regular

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    How do I force close pop-ups or Safari when windows and dialog boxes open up unannounced? Twice today I went to sites (different news sites) that popped open dialog boxes for Mackeeper. I tried to close the windows without responding to the questions and could not find the proper way to do this. I ended up holding down the power button to reboot.

    I do have block pop-up windows selected in my Safari preferences, but developers must have a way around that already.
     
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    And Cmd-Q should close all Safari windows, even if their "on close" is set to open yet another one.
     
  4. tbear1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, the command+W does not close the windows. Also, Safari refuses to close, waiting for a response on the dialog box.

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    I will give it a try next time it happens. Pretty poor that Safari does not allow a force close in these cases.
     
  5. davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    I have good luck using Ghostery. Does a good job of blocking pop-ups. It's an add on for Safari.
     
  6. Nermal, May 25, 2013
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    That's really weird. In the worst case, you should still be able to force quit Safari; this doesn't give it any choice in the matter. To do this, right-click its icon in the Dock, then hold Option and choose Force Quit (this menu item will not appear until you hold Option).

    Alternatively you can press Cmd-Opt-Esc to get a list of force-quittable apps.
     
  7. tbear1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This works, thanks. There should be an easier way, but this takes care of it.
     

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