Better Pop Up Blocker
What Does It Do?
You can get Better Pop Up Blocker at it’s Google Chrome extension page: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/nmpeeekfhbmikbdhlpjbfmnpgcbeggic
Some screenshots of the options it gives you:
Test Your Pop Up Blocker Here
***START OF TEST AREA***
White space. Click somewhere:
The method I used here can be used for anything, even a picture that doesn’t link anywhere. Hover over the image below and you will see that it doesn’t link anywhere. However, click on it and you will still get a pop up! Does this annoying method sound familiar?:
With Better Pop Up Blocker, you can stop these annoying pop ups & other annoyances that the Google Chrome pop up blocker misses.
***END OF TEST AREA***
How Do I Use It?
To use Better Pop Up Blocker, you simply install it and the url bar button (a blue brick) will show up. It will begin blocking pop ups on new page loads. A regular blue brick indicates the site is blocked from opening pop ups and everything is working fine. A blue brick with a green square indicates that the site is allowed to open pop ups.
If there is a site that you want to allow pop ups on, just click the Better Pop Up Blocker browser button and select the action you want. Remember to check out the options page for more options, including a way to mitigate pop ups from plugins such as Flash.
Version 2.0 of Better Pop Up Blocker has a much improved whitelister that lets you see most of the pop ups that are blocked (the ones that provide a url) and allows you to open them if you wish:
An important note: The Google Chrome extension API is missing some functions that I need to use and required me to use some tricks to make it work. If you experience problems using a website after installing Better Pop Up Blocker, first try white listing it. If that doesn’t work, then try disabling the extension in the Google Chrome extensions page.
Better Pop Up Blocker for Google Chrome requires Google Chrome 5.0+. If you are experiencing difficulties, please update your browser to the latest version.
License & Code
Better Pop Up Blocker is available under the GNU General Public License V3.
The source code is available at http://code.google.com/p/betterpopupblocker/
The change log is at http://optimalcycling.com/other-projects/better-pop-up-blocker/change-log/
The license & credits file is at http://optimalcycling.com/other-projects/better-pop-up-blocker/license/
If you find this Google Chrome extension useful, you can show your appreciation with a donation Either way, I will continue to update the project since I also use it myself on a daily basis.