YubaDuba wrote:"Answers" (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/answers/) is an add-on application for Firefox, so the program is a browser tool I use on various websites if I encounter an unfamiliar word, person, or place. When Adblock Plus is enabled, it blocks "Answers" from working: the Answers window will open, but there's no information inside it. If I disable Adblock Plus, the Answers application works--i.e. a word is defined or a person/place is identified inside the opened window.
YubaDuba wrote:"Guest wrote: It probably blocks them because some advertisers use this method (the word car links to a site selling car insurance) etc. Seems like a spammy thing to have/eyesore but each to their own. Personally I hover over the word and search Google..."
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Though many advertisers use pop-up windows for their ads, "Answers" does not have ads in its windows. I also don't find the application to be "spammy" nor an "eyesore" since its window just contains definitions and brief citations from reputable reference books, and the window disappears when I close it. Indeed, the "Answers" application is similar to Chrome's "define" application that you evidently use. I like Firefox better than Chrome, however, so I would like to get this issue resolved.
Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 11 guests