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Those Lousy Keyword popups! Answered

It seems that on every page recently my browser (Firefox) is popping up a little 'image name/keyword' banner that is REALLY annoying. I suppose its possibly the java or something similar, but I'm NOT turning off my settings for one site. Alternatively, how about letting us turn that crap off in our profile settings. I really don't need it and I'm absolutely sure there are thousands of others who would appreciate that 'one click peace of mind' button being there. I'm a very active reader and I find myself avoiding this site whenever possible JUST for that reason.

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rachel
rachel

11 years ago

These popups are a part of HTML, a title attribute, that we added primarily for search engines to index. Browsers handle them differently, sometimes from version to version, and none of the ones we've tested with seem to be as annoying as you are finding. We did some experimentation and found a way to get the search engine info into the page that doesn't show this popup at all, and we'll be putting that into the next release, in two or three weeks. Please let us know if it helps!

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Pazzerz
Pazzerz

Reply 11 years ago

Thank you Rachel. I wasn't even thinking about the page coding. Makes sense now. I guess info for engines then doesn't need to show up on the page. I'm designing my own web site right now with a piece of software for noobs. So much easier than commercial site programming. Good luck.

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biochemtronics
biochemtronics

11 years ago

I am having the same problem with that little yellow "image name" box popping up. It does it whenever I put the cursor over an image. Instructables allows users to add those little highlighted boxes to images so we can get/give more information but I cannot read most of them because that bloody little yellow box pops up right on top of the information box. If I move the cursor off of the picture the little box goes away. Sometimes it will go away if I pause on the image long enough but most of the time I just get frustrated and forget it. It does it on my computer at home and at work. This is the only site I have ever seen such a thing on. Really annoying. I wish there was some way to disable it. Anyone got any ideas.

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Pazzerz
Pazzerz

Reply 11 years ago

Fat chance. It was summed up to my browser after I got their attention. Actually, it happens on both my computers too. With different browsers. Do we really need that much information?

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Pazzerz
Pazzerz

11 years ago

OK, so now I've disabled Javascript in the browser. The only change is that the thumbnail pictures show up without the large one present for each step. The picture property (description, file location, etc., etc.) still keeps popping up, so I believe the problem is with the code from the site. CSS maybe????

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ll.13
ll.13

11 years ago

Can you elaborate a little, post a screenshot too? kthnx.

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Pazzerz
Pazzerz

Reply 11 years ago

Its like the little popup description boxes that Windows is defaulted to when you pass over an icon in the quick launch area. I can go to any other site and not have this problem, only on here. The really annoying part is that you don't even have to have the cursor on the picture, just in the same column area of the instructable.