Google Pop-Up Blocker
by Laura Morgan
I really hate pop-ups. They stand on my last nerve, possibly causing me convulsions from the anger that arises each time I see them. They really serve no constructive purpose. Even people who surf for p0rn dislike the pop-ups. And that speaks volumes.
Google now has free software available for download via their website to halt this. The Google pop-up blocker is a trusted product because it comes straight from Google. Google is a name you can trust and most people are familiar with, instead of some random website who gets your info to download a pop-up blocker so they can sell your email to others for spam.
The Google pop up blocker is not only a pop-up blocker, but much more. The Google pop up blocker comes in a toolbar download offering you the wonderful pop-up blocker, News, a search tool, auto fill, options, and a keyword count of the very words you use to do a search with, highlighting them. All very useful stuff if you ask me. I am a faithful Google user, I use that website alone more than any other website, and I frequent a lot throughout the course of a day.
- Toolbar - A row of icons on a computer screen that activate commands or functions when clicked.
- News - Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by newspapers, periodicals, radio, or television.
- Search Tool - Are within the website or toolbar that allows to search the entire web for a specific or broad topic, can be placed in different areas within the webpage.
- Auto Fill - For those of you, who sign up for freebies, get paid to click websites, or even if you’re addicted to online shopping, know that the auto-fill can be a very useful tool. It’s entire purpose is to remember the information you have typed in (your name, address, email address) that you need to fill in each time you sign up to a new website, or order anything via the net. This tool remembers your information so you don’t have to fill it out over and over again.
- Keyword count – This is useful for people like myself who look for websites based on keyword topics. If say, your doing a school article on “teen peers” and you go to use the Google pop up blocker to do a search for it, and when you click on a particular website you selected out of the many others, it will highlight ever time the word “teen peers” are listed on that particular webpage. Useful too many, not all. This is still a wonderful tool.
Those annoying pop-ups serve next to nothing in constructive uses. There are a few occasions on particular websites where pop-ups is useful, if it is not a stupid gimmick simply to draw your attention, but to actually serve a purpose to the use surfing the net. But I would still be leery.