Disable IntelliTXT and keyword popovers: some solutions for the end user
With tons of links, props, comments, and almost 600 Diggs (and counting) it’s clear that I’m not alone: people REALLY don’t like keyword popovers. So I did a little of the old Google n’ compile to come up with some possible solutions to get rid if this garbage advertising while the rest of the internet wises up. I haven’t tested these solutions, so caveat emptor.
- Download the Firefox Adblock extension (I’m less a fan of this, because I don’t necessarily think we should block ALL ads, just the evil ones).
- There are a couple of Greasemonkey scripts that disable inline text ads: here and here.
- Add intellitxt.com (and / or tleone.us.intellitxt.com) to your computer’s host file, point it to localhost (127.0.0.1). More here.
- Try Intelli<nix> for FireFox or IE — this is a manual solution that requires you using a bookmarklet on every page with those ads, so it’s less useful.
- Try SafariBlock for Safari.
- The manual solution: ask your favorite offending website to enable an opt-out. The IntelliTXT people only offer per-site opt out at the request of their clients (your web site), there’s no global opt-out. Sleazebags.