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TamTheBam May 27, 2009, 07:33pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Is there a way to stop those pop up links in YouTube Vids?
These are so irritating. All these sites are becoming worse for this.
Clicking on x obviously cancels this out, but I don't want to do this everytime
I'm on YT!

Any ideas/tips, etc?

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May 27, 2009, 07:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to stop pop up links in YouTube..
Which links exactly? Post a screenshot for me of what you want removed.

Vitaliy (Administrator) May 27, 2009, 09:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to stop pop up links in YouTube..
I've never seen a popup ad on YouTube or on any other Google property for that matter. Are you sure you don't have some kind of spyware/adware on your system that is opening them for you?

TamTheBam May 28, 2009, 05:12am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to stop pop up links in YouTube..
When you watch videos on YouTube, you will get a wee task bar/banner at the bottom
of the video (inside the viewing area). If you use YouTube, you'll see them appearing more and more with vids.



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Afrow UK May 28, 2009, 05:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to stop pop up links in YouTube..
Yeh I see them too. Maybe it's just us UK folk that gets it :S

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May 28, 2009, 11:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to stop pop up links in YouTube..
That's not a popup ad, Tam ... :P More of an overlay ad.

Link a few videos where it's happening (and the time index where they appear), I've seen that discussed before, but I've never actually seen them in action.

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john albrich May 30, 2009, 03:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to stop pop up links in YouTube..
YouTube IMO is turning into crap (too late, some say) and I'll spend a LOT less time there.

But, I'm talking about control aspects of YT, not content.

It's unfortunate, because a lot of political/social info is of course, being sourced on YT with links from news sites, articles, and blogs.

It's gotten to the point where (if I want to view YT vids) I have to set my computer security to less secure settings than I prefer, and therefore vulnerable, just to load videos. It used to be about 1 in 10, then 1 in 2, and now it seems to be virtually 100% of the videos require some level of reduced security in order to load.

YT has also started providing increasing content that includes run-time commercials you cannot skip over. Fortunately, it still leaves the mute button active, but I expect some POS will encode an YT over-ride on that at some point in the future and users will have to start pulling audio cables to shut-up the damn stuff.

I would expect that the same code that is pushing the pop-ups is, or is going to be, heavily integrated into run-time code...and it will be damn near impossible to suppress them.


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