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So, how about the web page pop-ups?

Thumbs up? Or thumbs down?

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a little night musing's picture
Submitted by a little night ... on

But I'm so thoroughly fried with overwork I just thought that they had always been here and I never noticed them before...

I like them. Although, if you're not expecting it, to have one suddenly appear as you scroll down the page using the arrow buttons (as I do) and your cursor accidentally passes over a link - well, it can be annoying if it blocks what you were trying to read.

But overall, thumbs up.

Davidson's picture
Submitted by Davidson on

I had initially thought Google had added some feature to Chrome but then I realized it was just at Corrente. Anyway, a handy feature.

Submitted by cg.eye on

It seems to add processing time, is irrelevant for some of us who websurf with images off, and gets in the way of right-clicking pages open in new tabs. (One part of WordPress blogs I hate are their popups that make me hover over a link for almost a minute before I get the right-click options, rather than the pop-up's Flash settings.)

Also, it lets a third-party program know where I'm surfing. What if that company's bought out by someone more than willing to sell that data to someone else? Thanks, but no thanks. If I want to read something, I'll click it open.

CMike's picture
Submitted by CMike on

I was always a big fan of the glossary.

Submitted by lambert on

For whatever reason, the PHP accelerator I installed breaks glossary. And server load dropped to well under half what it typically was, so I can't not use it. Glossary will reappear at some point -- I'm a big fan of that type of content.

Submitted by gob on

But not the internal ones -- they don't add any information. I like that I can tell where I'm going to go without shifting my gaze to the bottom of my Firefox window. As for presbyopia, I'm beyond help anyway and have resigned myself to glasses for the computer.

But really it's too soon to tell. After a week or so the wow factor might be overwhelmed by the negatives noted by others.

BDBlue's picture
Submitted by BDBlue on

Can't see the website in the little box well enough to tell anything about it, but I have a habit of putting my cursor over the links as a read (that way I can check the browser to see where they go). Didn't realize it until today, but I usually let my cursor hang out there while I continue reading only with the little bubbles, I can't continue because the text is covered. This probably won't continue as I adjust to it so I can't say I hate it or anything. More that it doesn't add anything to my experience.

I do appreciate that you're always trying to make things better.

Damon's picture
Submitted by Damon on

I'm a fan of keeping things minimalist and simple, and for a few reasons. First, it just looks better, secondly and more practically, it's simply a courtesy for those with slower connections and computers.

splashy9's picture
Submitted by splashy9 on

Because I accidentally run over links with my cursor all the time and they startle me. I use a tablet with a pen, so fidget with it a lot.

Aeryl's picture
Submitted by Aeryl on

If individual users could activate them, or turn them off, based on their preferences.

If not, I vote thumbs down, for the same reasons as BDB