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Web Surfing Tip: Getting Rid of Annoying Pop-up Boxes That Block A Site

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More and more sites are using boxes that pop up when you land on a site, which block you from actually reading or viewing or interacting with the site.

Some are pop-up ads and some are produced by the website, called "light boxes," and are usually aimed at getting you to sign up for a newsletter, buy a subscription or make a donation.

These "light boxes" just about always have a place in the upper right hand corner where you can close them-- there's usually an X and a close button there. The problem is, you can't always find the close button, and sometimes, you can't get the close button to work. That's when the light box becomes particularly annoying.

The pop-up ads usually work in a similar way.

I have a simple solution that works about 95% of the time, when I can't close a light box or pop ad, or can't find the close button.

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I refresh the page. This almost always works.

Here's a sample of a pop-up ad on a popular progressive site. There is no close button that I could find on it. Refreshing the page got rid of it.


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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.

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