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How to disable the stupid Snap Preview things that are popping up on everyone’s site these days. At Kottke.

· comments [10] · 01-30-2007 · categories:technology ·

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  • 1 Abby // Jan 30, 2007 at 9:38 am

    UGH. Thank you for this. I HATE those things.

  • 2 Melinda // Jan 30, 2007 at 9:42 am

    I hate those things too! It really makes it difficult to read the blog.

  • 3 Elizabeth // Jan 30, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Thank you! thank you! thank you!

  • 4 Kim // Jan 30, 2007 at 10:15 am

    I had it on my website briefly and now I’m embarrassed! I thought it was kinda cool but it’s definitely not worth it if half your readers are annoyed. Personally I’m more annoyed when people don’t make it obvious from their text where the links are leading to.

  • 5 megan // Jan 30, 2007 at 10:28 am

    I should say the link is a quote directly from kottke.org! So, Kim, I didn’t mean to offend you or anybody who does have those up. I’m so sorry.

    I had barely registered the pop up (over?) images, and while they didn’t annoy me I had no idea what they were. I like to use my mouse to explore images like it’s a laser pointer and when I went to mouse over this image of the Land of Oz a Snap preview appeared obscuring the image. So that’s why I turned them off, a strange habit of mine.

  • 6 Laura VW // Jan 30, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks for this – I had wondered where those previews were appearing from. For anyone who has a WordPress site, I’ve just found their instructions for how to turn off the previews from your site

  • 7 megan // Jan 30, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks Laura!

  • 8 Cupcakes // Jan 30, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    Interesting… i had clicked on the cbs link on the sponges and they have that stupid preview thing.. i was like.. “omg wth is this, how annoying.. how can i disable this” Yahoo has them too..

  • 9 shula // Jan 30, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you God.

    Thank you Baby Jesus.

    Bastard things, those snap windows.

  • 10 marielle // Feb 1, 2007 at 6:32 am

    I actually like them. But hmmm, if they annoy people then maybe they have to go…

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