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How to block those slide in or pop up boxes on websites

What are those slide in or pop up boxes on websites called? They often block the view or darken the entire screen until clicked away. This is different than pop-ups that used to appear before gaining access to a website--there are blockers for that and I use them. I most always use Chrome as my browser. Is there a way to prevent these newer kind of annoying & delaying boxes?
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jul 27, 2013 - 2 answers

 

Cure for latest flavor of website cruft?

Popups. They're baaaack! Half the websites out there seem to have decided (roughly all at the same time) that full width toolbars or promotional bars that rise up at screen bottom and cover up content, or slide-in promotional boxes that obtrude themselves from screen lower left or lower right or both and cover up content, are absolutely wonderful ideas. Ad-blockers don't seem to think they're ads since what they're flacking for is the same site you're already on (The VERY NEXT New York Times story you'll want to read is...) rather than something in a different domain. Is there any hope of blocking these? Thanks very much!
posted by jfuller on Dec 26, 2012 - 12 answers

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