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Computer Tips : Annoying Pop Ups
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From: Mfrancis51  (Original Message)Sent: 2/1/2002 4:14 PM
Hi All,
Do you get tired of every time you  surf or are searching for information etc and you get the site or page you want, Then these annoying  little popups   spring  up or another page will  cover up what you are trying to read? Well I found out an easy way to get rid of them. Just hit your Ctrl and W key and   the popup or annoying page  will go  away  I wish I could find a way to keep them from popping up pernamently. Just thought I'd share a  shortcut  that I found out about recently.  Good Luck to all in your   family searching.
Mary Francis

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From: MSN NicknameJanie·Sent: 2/2/2002 12:02 AM
Thanks for the tip, Mary Francis!  Those popups are so annoying.  There are a couple of free programs you can download to get rid of them permanently.  I don't have the sites' URLs in front of me at the moment, but i believe one of them is .  The next time I come across them I'll post them here.

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From: MSN NicknameJanie·Sent: 2/2/2002 12:06 AM
Oops!!  I tried the link I just posted and it says the site is being maybe you can get it later. They are changing the links. 

Recommend  Message 4 of 9 in Discussion 
From: Mfrancis51Sent: 2/5/2002 2:07 PM
Hi Janie,
Thanks I will  check it out again later, Would of gotten back to you sooner  but my MSN wouldn't let me in at all till I changed my password I would  love to  kill all those popups for  good
Mary Francis

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From: MSN NicknameJanie·Sent: 5/12/2004 4:30 AM
MSN and Yahoo both now have new toolbars that can be downloaded and both have pop-up blockers on them.  I use them in addition to my IE toolbar.  I installed them a couple of weeks ago and already the MSN blocker has blocked 293 pop-ups as of this posting.  I love it! 

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From: ChristopherSent: 5/12/2004 6:08 PM
Mine is as of today is 466 popups blocked since the installation of the
popup blocker


FREE pop-up blocking with the new MSN Toolbar ?get it now!

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From: KeshagirlSent: 5/13/2004 12:02 AM
They are aggrivating, I eliminated them long ago.What makes me maddest is
the MSN ones, and you can barely get rid of them,won't budge and take up a
good bit of screen.The popup stopper will not work on them,MSN sells the
adds, then they sell a item that will get rid of them.I guess Bill Gates
loves that money.Katherine

>From: "Christopher" <>
>Reply-To: "Illinois Kinfolk Konnection"
>Subject: Re: Annoying Pop Ups
>Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 10:08:24 -0700

Recommend  Message 8 of 9 in Discussion 
From: MelodySent: 5/13/2004 3:13 PM
My Norton has an ad trashcan.  I can drag the URL for the popup to the trashcan.  Unless the ad company alters the address, the ad is blocked.  If the address is altered, I get the option to modify the address.  This is much nicer than the blocks that send all the ads to the bottom of the screen, and that  you still have to close out of later.

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From: AnnieMSent: 5/16/2004 1:57 PM
I tried this, too, and it works.  But some of my popups popup behind the screen I am viewing.  When I hit Control W, the screen I was viewing disappeared and all I had left was the popup.  Solution; make sure the popup is on top-up!

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