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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Mon 18-Apr-16 22:07:08
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Annoying popup social media menu bar


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Firefox 45.0.2 on Win 8.1. When I view http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/36073220/boris... and scroll down the page, about a third of the way down a social media menu bar appears. This bar remains as I continue scrolling, into the last third of the page, then disappears.

Anyone else seeing this?

Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 18-Apr-16 23:14:12
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Yes, as soon as you scroll down below the first picture.

I'm on Win 10 and FF 45.0.2 also, also happens on IE11.

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Edited by cheshire_man (Mon 18-Apr-16 23:14:27)

Standard User wingco1
(legend) Mon 18-Apr-16 23:17:45
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So it's a website thing. Another annoyance from the BBC on a par with the auto play videos. mad


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 18-Apr-16 23:57:46
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Win 8.1, IE11, I don't see it.

Therefore sounds more like Win 10 injecting it?

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Edited by RobertoS (Mon 18-Apr-16 23:58:28)

Standard User IanBB
(member) Tue 19-Apr-16 00:06:28
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Yep.

Seeing it in Palemoon as well.
Standard User user7423
(committed) Tue 19-Apr-16 06:18:04
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Seeing it using Opera 12.17 on Windows 8.1
Standard User rumster
(newbie) Tue 19-Apr-16 08:01:35
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DNS cache poisoning?
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 19-Apr-16 09:21:26
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Further to my earlier post about not seeing it on Win 8.1 IE11, I don't see it on my iPad either.

I don't run an ad-blocker on either.

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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Tue 19-Apr-16 09:27:05
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I don't see it (on Palemoon), but I did block the "breaking news" banner at the bottom of page as that annoyed me.

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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Tue 19-Apr-16 10:11:20
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How do I do that please?

Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 19-Apr-16 10:19:05
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Which, annoy him or block the banner?

Standard User wingco1
(legend) Tue 19-Apr-16 10:23:05
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smile

Standard User wingco1
(legend) Tue 19-Apr-16 10:39:14
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This bar only appears on BBC News Beat pages.

Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Tue 19-Apr-16 11:00:30
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Navigate to Windows\System32\drivers\etc
Right click "hosts" then open with Notepad
add at bottom on new line.
127.0.0.1 polling.bbc.co.uk

Then save.

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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Tue 19-Apr-16 11:01:41
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In reply to a post by philippercival:
Which, annoy him or block the banner?

grin

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Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 19-Apr-16 11:13:36
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You may need to open notepad first, by right clicking and running as administrator, if it refuses to save the file after your change.

It did not actually work for me, but that is probably something to do with stored DNS, so now off to look for the command to flush it.

edit ipconfig /flushdns

that has not worked either?

Win 10 + Waterfox

Edited by philippercival (Tue 19-Apr-16 11:15:27)

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 19-Apr-16 11:51:10
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In reply to a post by wingco1:
This bar only appears on BBC News Beat pages.
I've simply been clicking the link in your OP.

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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Tue 19-Apr-16 12:10:29
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Which takes you to a BBC NewsBeat page, where the article is still there. As is the pop up social media bar, when scrolling down the page.

Edited by wingco1 (Tue 19-Apr-16 12:11:23)

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 19-Apr-16 12:44:26
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Not for me! As I've said. Not on this laptop nor on an iPad.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Apr-16 14:06:38
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Further to my earlier post about not seeing it on Win 8.1 IE11, I don't see it on my iPad either.

Odd. Just tested IE11 in Win 8.1 in a VM and I see it: http://i.imgur.com/Z6GPZsr.png

Oliver.
Standard User wingco1
(legend) Tue 19-Apr-16 14:39:43
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That's it.

Standard User wingco1
(legend) Tue 19-Apr-16 14:43:20
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Are you using Windows?

Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Tue 19-Apr-16 16:21:17
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Just had a look via your link and it's there at the bottom of the page, using W8.1 FF 45.0.2


http://s31.postimg.org/us6m3452z/Anoying_SM_bar.png

Edit: same when using IE11

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Edited by Apprentice (Tue 19-Apr-16 16:24:38)

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 19-Apr-16 17:31:54
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Right! I just tried again and I am now seeing it on my laptop.

So I went to my iPad and I can make it either appear or not, depending on how quickly I scroll the screen. Basically if I touch and swipe up before it has stopped moving from the previous, it doesn't appear.

I did (I think) just get the same effect on my laptop but can't repeat it at the moment - it is now showing without fail.

I think it is being triggered by the appearance of the base of the "1" box in the right-hand "Most Popular" column. It disappears again as soon as you reach the purple "Latest" section at the bottom.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Apr-16 21:21:45
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Not seeing it but I use adblock on FF 45.0.2. Win 10

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