Solved Annoying advert category bar

Asus / Rampage iv extreme x79
September 7, 2012 at 03:47:36
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit, Intel Core i7-3820 3.60GHz 16Gig G.Skill DDR3
Not sure if anyone else is experiencing the same issue as me, but when i go to click on one of the categories at the top of the page, say Hardware & Devices or unanswered the advert just below it seem to expand covering the text below it.

This gets kinda annoying as some of the adverts you cannot simply close, you have to hit 'Deny' on the message box that appears, then you can hit the little 'x' which is placed right over or near the advert, hitting the x means that my cursor is now hovering over the advert and guess what it expands again.

This happens at work on Windows 7 IE 9
and at home Windows 7 IE 9

I dont usually complain about things, but this is annoying me a bit, just seems too sensitive.

Thanks,


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#1
September 7, 2012 at 04:05:38
That pop-up ads on Computing.net are designed to help towards the costs of running it (advertisers pay the owners of the Computing.net website). I agree they are annoying so what I did is install a browser add-on which suppresses them. Since I use only Firefox, finding a suitable add-on was easy since there's a vast library of add-ons for it (one of the reasons why Firefox is steadily gaining ground on Internet Explorer).

For Firefox, I installed an add-on called "Adblock Plus" which has restored my sanity.
Install Firefox from here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo...

Firefox will offer to import your Favorites from Internet Explorer during installation.
Once you've got Firefox up and running, go here to install "Adblock Plus":
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fi...

If you prefer to stick with Internet Explorer, try "Simple Adblock" from here: http://simple-adblock.com/


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#2
September 7, 2012 at 04:43:57
I Phil22,

i understand the reason for having ads on websites, however it was purely a question of why they were extremly sensitive. I mean it kinda got in the way of what i was on here to do. Thank you for the suggestions, i will look at Simple Adblock as i prefer to use IE over other browsers. Thanks.


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#3
September 7, 2012 at 05:34:35
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AlwaysWillingToLearn,

Is this for a Sony advertisement? If so, we are aware of the issues surrounding it. Unfortunately, for some reason, it has been very difficult getting them fixed.

Justin


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#4
September 7, 2012 at 06:01:12
Hi Justin,

Yes its the Advert for a Sony laptop. I notice that other adverts would disapear when you click or hover over a category, however this particular one just sits there. Glad its not just me going mad :)


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#5
September 7, 2012 at 06:53:19
AlwaysWillingToLearn,

Argg... that's what I thought. Trust me, I'm doing all I can on that one :(

Justin


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#6
September 7, 2012 at 17:43:36
... just to add to the Sony rant, there is an "X" in the bottom right hand corner to close the ad and if you click it it will close but the minute you move your mouse away from the ad it re-appears. I have developed quite an art in moving the mouse around the site without crossing the ad... time consuming but it saves my temper!

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#7
September 7, 2012 at 21:51:37
'(one of the reasons why Firefox is steadily gaining ground on Internet Explorer).'
That is pretty funny Phil...Firefox still lacks in many ways....didn't you notice you have to download an addon for EVERYTHING? Most other browsers like IE have most EVERYTHING pre-installed....case closed!
Firefox is just a modified netscape browser and did you notice how they nag you to become use FF as a default....even AFTER you uncheck the default setting when installing?

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#8
September 9, 2012 at 15:30:39
When you first install FF you might get nagged for a few addons. After that they all update automatically whenever you get a new FF version. It requires two mouse clicks to update FF if you set it up that way.

I've never run into the nags about default setting since my first FF install yonks ago. If this is happening it sounds like some setting needs tweaking in either FF, IE or both.

I use IE and FF on three machines. I find both browsers quite satisfactory and never see any ads on here with FF + Adblock Plus. In fact I never see ads here with IE either and precious few elsewhere - just a case of tackling the issue.

Browser choice is all down to personal preference. My wife, in common with about 125.000.000 other people, prefers FF to IE - the case is by no means closed.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
September 15, 2012 at 07:51:06
I don't know why anyone in their right mind would use Chrome (or Facebook, but that's another issue) but it's supposedly the fastest browser. Firefox is a close 2nd, IE & Opera are tied for a poor 3rd. YMMV.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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