March 10, 2006

Irony, thy name is Microsoft

I've never got my head around the fact that the latest Internet Explorers feature a pop–up blocker that pops up a window to let you know it's blocked a pop–up…

It just makes no sense.

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  1. Ah, Microsoft, how pleased I am that I use Firefox instead.

    10 Mar 2006, 15:00

  2. I do too, usually. It's just that I can't install the flash plug-in on the on campus computers, so I have to resort to IE.

    To anyone out there who doesn't use Firefox: Use it; it's great and could whup IE's ass in a fight…

    10 Mar 2006, 16:25

  3. Mathew Mannion

    Firefox does it too.

    10 Mar 2006, 20:08

  4. All I've seen from Firefox is a little bar appearing at the top of the window. This isn't so bad as it doesn't get in the way of browsing and doesn't need clearing.
    I'm guessing that there's a tick-box to stop IE's pop-up pop-up appearing, but since the campus PCs don't remember settings, this won't work, and hence I keep getting annoyed by it…

    10 Mar 2006, 20:33

  5. Not quite sure how you've managed to setup IE to do that, because I've never seen it do anything of the sort. Unless you are referring to the first-time it ever blocks a popup and says: "Internet Explorer has just blocked a pop up (+ extra info about popup blocking)" in a message box… the one with the "do not show this message again" checkbox…...

    It certainly doesn't popup an entirely new window to tell you it's blocked a pop up, that would be stupid.

    11 Mar 2006, 00:55

  6. That's the one, but that's exactly the point. It pops-up a message that disrupts your browsing the first time it blocks a pop-up that would have disrupted your browsing. I know there's a tick box, but the on campus computers don't remember settings, so it keeps appearing

    11 Mar 2006, 01:03

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