Anyone wanna stay here w/o ads & popups?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Anyone wanna stay here w/o ads & popups?
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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 9:48am
(copying from my post at LTAS)

If you are running on IE, click your tools menu, then internet options and click the security tab. Click the "custom level" button and then scroll down to where it says "scripting" and look for the subheading that says "Active Scripting" and click either "disable" or "prompt" depending on what you want. If you click "prompt" it causes a prompt box to come up asking if you want to allow scripts to run every time you open or change to a new window. I have set mine to "prompt" so that I have the choice and can see what it does at various sites. Because the prompt comes up every time you open or change to new windows, it may become as annoying as popups to have to answer the prompt every time. But if you are just sticking with one site for a while, it's not so bad. So far, on this one, it not only stops the popups but completely filters out all the nasty ads. I may eventually just change the setting to "disable" and be done with it. I don't know what that will do to the overall internet experience, though, since some sites (shopping, for instance) may have scripting that's essential.

Just thought I'd give this a try!

Shan



iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 03-29-2003 - 10:18am
Ok, so that prompt box IS really annoying. What I'm doing myself now is instead going to tools, internet options, security, trusted sites, sites, and then type in http://messageboards.ivillage.com. That takes care of keeping the ads and popups off of the message board experience here at iVillage but doesn't interfere with any of your other internet browsing experiences.

Shan

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 03-29-2003 - 10:22am
Ooops! What I forgot to add was that you have to change the custom settings on your "trusted sites" to DISABLE active scripting, like before, but the difference here is that you've added the iVillage message boards into your trusted sites and changed the security settings on that ONLY so that none of your other internet browsing is affected unless you want it to be, in which case you can add THAT to your trusted sites with it's altered security setting. If that makes sense...

Shan