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Firefox: Disable the NYTimes Article Popup

📅 2011-Mar-26 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

 

Problem

Scroll to the bottom of any article on The New York Times webpage and a popup window slides in at the right bottom. It shows one of many articles NYTimes wants you to read. I find such dynamic behaviour on long-form content webpages highly irritating.

Solution

The solution for this is similar to Disabling the NYTimes Lookup Word Feature. The Javascript that is invoked for this popup is: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/js/app/article/upNext.js

To stop this popup, add this to your Adblock Plus addon: http://*.nytimes.com/js/app/article/upNext.js

Tried with: Adblock Plus 1.3.3 and Firefox 4.0 on Windows 7