Sunday, July 04, 2010

disabling the popups on links on wordpress

So, those blogs you read, very nice blogs, on They have these giant things that pop up when you roll over links.

Maybe you've thought about how to get rid of them, but haven't done it yet? (they're called "Snap Previews...")

There are a few ways to make them gone. If you just add to your AdBlock (or your /etc/hosts file), then that'll solve the problem.

Another alternative is politely asking them to not pop up; you can set an option by clicking the little "gear" icon when the window does come up. That'll store your preference in a cookie for who-knows how long.

I just put this line in my /etc/hosts, though.