Chrome: Block ads that take over the screen ("overlays")

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  1. Daedalus01

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    Is there an extension to block these kinds of ads? I couldn't find one because I don't know what these ads are called, as they are not normal ads or popups. It is very annoying to have to click to close.

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    example of site where you are seeing it?
     
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    Are you talking about the modern day pop up where they ask you to subscribe or something similar? I'd like a solution to that too, back in the day browser's had built in pop up blockers
     
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    That is a modal box on the page by the looks of it, not an "ad" per se. You should be able to suppress all pop ups on a page via normal google chrome settings.
     
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    Adblockers often offer an "annoyances" list that will help a bit with this kind of thing, but there's really not much to be done - it's hard to distinguish an in-page modal that's displaying a promo from an in-page modal that's showing a contact form, for example.
     
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    Use brave browser?
     
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    1. Sorry I don't have the site anymore. I tried browsing a few random sites and it didn't come up. Next time I encounter it I will post back

    2. I do have Adblock Plus. It helps a lot but sometimes these things still come through. Maybe it is a matter of getting a better adblock?

    Edit: Here is an example, shows up even with Adblocker on. It doesn't happen all the time and takes a while. It occurred to me while it was minimised.
    https://coconutcloud.net/blogs/coco...amer-which-dairy-free-creamer-is-best-for-you

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    Yes! this is exactly what I mean, great they are called overlays. I will try this. Is there a way to automatically remove it all? I can always temporarily disable if it causes issues for a specific site

    Edit: This overlay extension does not work with
    https://coconutcloud.net/blogs/coco...amer-which-dairy-free-creamer-is-best-for-you

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    you have to block the javascript that loads it. this will be different site to site, which is why ad blockers have a hard time with them - why there's no universal solution.

    do what I do. run with NoScript running on all sites. some sites won't work properly, or show you a page asking you to turn off your ad/script blocker, I move on, not worth my time dealing with that crap.
     
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    Not that I know of. I personally don't mind them popping up because a lot of the time they offer discounts to sites. I just hate the ones where there is no easy way to click them off or they require you to do something to see the website content or it's some sort of block filter.
     
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    Excuse my ignorance here but are ads on a website pay per view or per click? Or both?
     
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    usually clicks, they're more valuable (having shown user interaction), but some can pay on views or both.
     
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