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Annoying popups when clicking play on website video players


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#1 indolence

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 07:34 AM

On some media websites (some like youtube), there is a popup when I click play on their video player. It seems to only happen on the first visit to the websites. One time, it was a webcam popup of someone but I don't think it was live, just an ad or something. It seems like my popup blockers do not detect it cause I'm thinking the video players have some sort of link embedded in them. Anyway, is there a way to prevent this?

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#2 m0le

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 08:18 PM

YouTube recently began using embedded pop-ups which activate when the cursor crosses the screen.

They aren't technically pop-ups and you can't block them as with conventional pop-ups.

Annoying though, I'll give you that. :thumbsup:
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