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Escape from popup hell

It seemed to me this is the type of thing that Victor Bayne would do, but then I realized it was poor Elijah in Forget Me Not who had this happen to him :-)

I ended up on some crazy website yesterday with a terrible popup that wouldn't let me close it and wouldn't do anything other than open more and more tabs. (And no, it wasn't even a porn site!)

I could force-quit my app, but then I'd lose my other tabs. So the second time this happened--I'm a glutton for punishment--I discovered something cool. I was able to open up a pane called Task Manager in Chrome and kill the selective punk-ass tabs. There's probably something similar in other browsers.

Maybe this'll help you someday if you ever find yourself in popup hell!

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tameiki
Jul. 9th, 2015 01:21 pm (UTC)
In Firefox it's called Session Manager under "tools" and does the same thing, I think. There's also an option to back up sessions that you can set up like an auto save for browsing sessions so you can "roll" your computer back to an earlier time like the MS operating system. :)
piplover
Jul. 9th, 2015 02:28 pm (UTC)
You can also cnt+alt+delete and that will bring up task manager. Those popups suck!
lou_harper
Jul. 9th, 2015 03:13 pm (UTC)
I have a pop-up blocker.
thrace_adams
Jul. 10th, 2015 01:08 am (UTC)
OH man I've had that happen :((( It sucks :(((( This is good to know - and thanks to Tameiki below for talking about Firefox since that is the one I use most often.

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Katherine
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