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Tuesday
Oct262010

How to Disable Share This Pop-ups

Recently I have been coming across annoying Share This pop-up windows on several of the blogs that I read.  If you happen to leave your cursor over the link for a second or two, a window pops up and obscures part of what you are trying to read.  If you use Firefox there is something you can do about it:

  1. Install the Adblock Plus add-on (if you haven't already done so)
  2. Open the Adblock Plus Preferences window: Tools > AdBlock Plus Preferences...
  3. Click Add Filter...
  4. Enter http://*.sharethis.com/*
  5. Click OK

There, a whole business model obliterated!

Note added 2010-10-29: I have come across some similar pop-ups that are sourced from different URLs, so I have also added the following to my AdBlock Plus filter list:

  • http://*.addthis.com/*
  • http://*.addtoany.com/*

Reader Comments (5)

Thank you so much. You saved me from going mad.
February 2 | Unregistered Commentersteve
Thanks for the info. Man that sharethis is annoying!
May 23 | Unregistered CommenterJosh
Thank you for allowing me to kill off one of (if not ) the most annoying pop up ever!
November 13 | Unregistered CommenterBel
Many thanks, you saved me too!
August 24 | Unregistered Commenterpit
Thank you. I would put you in my will but you're better off not being included. But you've curtailed my computer suicide symptoms!

Thanks!
April 21 | Unregistered Commenterphantom

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