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February 11, 2007

How to bag those "Snap" pop-up previews


You may have noticed something new lately on various websites: little preview windows that magically appear and disappear as you move your computer's cursor over them.

Turns out you can disappear them permanently.

Rob Pegoraro, in his "Fast Forward Help File" feature in today's Washington Post, tells how.

    Q. Those "Snap" pop-up previews of Web links I see on some sites are too distracting. Can I turn them off?

    A. Some people find these previews — the thumbnail-sized views some sites offer of the page that a link will send you to — helpful, and some find them annoying. You can banish them from your browser by going to the Web site of the company that serves them up, Snap, of Pasadena, Calif.

    At this site (www.snap.com/about/spa_faq.php#), you can click a link that will tell Snap not to send these previews to your browser. Your browser must be set to accept cookies for this to work.

February 11, 2007 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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Snap previews are our generation's clippy the paperclip. Rock on snap!

Posted by: Al | Feb 12, 2007 12:54:23 PM

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