How to block Popup pages?



  • Can't find the option. Some services launch advert pages when you click in a search field - common problem. Other browsers kill it well. But here? Can't find the option in settings. thanks:)



  • You can find popup-blocker here:

    vivaldi://settings/content
    ```paste this in url bar+enter
    
    However, if browser was hijacked by an adware (I hope no), consider a valid adblocker+scriptblocker+a fulll scan.
    As last resource, you can try to backup all your bookmarks, and do a profile restore.

  • Moderator

    I think the address Hadden meant to post was chrome://settings/content



  • vivaldi://settings/content shows just one word: "vivaldi"
    chrome://settings/content. leads to standard settings page which I can get to by menu –> tools --> settings..
    So where is that switch?
    thanks.



  • @Ayespy:

    I think the address Hadden meant to post was chrome://settings/content.

    Here on vivaldi 1.3 both chrome:// and vivaldi:// open the same chromium content page :)

    However, the link with chrome:// should open a "chrome-like" setting page.
    The vivaldi settings (menu > tools > settings) hasn't a native option for popup yet.

    I had problem with adtabs too, even with popup blocking enabling.
    I use umatrix script blocker for that (seems that some nasty script open them).



  • @Martinezz123:

    vivaldi://settings/content shows just one word: "vivaldi"
    chrome://settings/content. leads to standard settings page which I can get to by menu –> tools --> settings..
    So where is that switch?
    thanks.

    Which Vivaldi version?
    vivaldi://settings/content - Vivaldi 1.3
    chrome://settings/content - Vivaldi 1.2 and Vivaldi 1.3

    Alternative - for Vivaldi 1.0 and 1.1 try
    chrome://settings/search#pop-up

    Then click on "content" button and scroll down to Pop-ups


  • Moderator

    chrome://settings/content does not take one to any Vivaldi page in any version of Vivaldi. It only does that if you place a period (.) at the end of it. Don't do that.

    vivaldi://settings/content takes you to the Vivaldi settings page, NOT the Chromium one.



  • Sorry to nit-pick but

    @Ayespy:

    chrome://settings/content does not take one to any Vivaldi page in any version of Vivaldi. It only does that if you place a period (.) at the end of it. Don't do that.

    I did not say that it does! I said that it gives access to the page where the pop-up setting can be set either "Allow" or "Do Not Allow"

    @Ayespy:

    vivaldi://settings/content takes you to the Vivaldi settings page, NOT the Chromium one.

    Only in V1.3 does it open the relevant page for pop-up control.
    In V1.2 it just opens the same page as File/Tools/Settings (or Alt-P)

    However, as there is no option in the Vivaldi settings page (Alt-P) to block pop-ups (yet), that does not help Martinezz123
    Therefore I provided link(s) to the chrome page which DOES provide that setting.


  • Moderator

    Hi, TbGbe. I was not writing to you, but to Martinezz123. He said that chrome://settings/content led to a page with just the word "Vivaldi." It does that if you place a period at the end of the address. Otherwise, it takes you to the chromium page.

    It would appear you have a curious version of Vivaldi 1.3 or at least an uncommon one. Here, on Windows 10, Vivaldi://settings/content in 1.3.519.25 takes me to the general Vivaldi settings page, which has no setting for popups.

    Chrome://settings/content takes you to a page that has the setting, but it's already pre-set to block all popups in my case. So I'm not sure what one can gain there.

    We're on the same page, but your version would appear to be unique.



  • @Ayespy:

    It would appear you have a curious version of Vivaldi 1.3 or at least an uncommon one. Here, on Windows 10, Vivaldi://settings/content in 1.3.519.25 takes me to the general Vivaldi settings page, which has no setting for popups.

    Chrome://settings/content takes you to a page that has the setting, but it's already pre-set to block all popups in my case. So I'm not sure what one can gain there.

    We're on the same page, but your version would appear to be unique.

    As you say, strange, using 64 bit versions of both Windows 10 and 1.3.519.25; vivaldi://settings/content takes me to the chromium page and after scrolling a little

    [attachment=3954]Content.PNG[/attachment]

    Which is the page Hadden89 was referring to, so my version is NOT unique B)
    Attachments:



  • Ayespy - thank you. With your help I've got to the page.
    And certainly, the "do not allow any site to show pop-ups" was already set.
    That means Vivaldi is not blocking new windows as good as Opera or Firefox yet.

    I'll willingly wait for a better implementation.
    Thanks.


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