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How do I get rid of Snap Shots?

  1. I have a new blog and these little annoying widows pop on all the time...I can't get rid of them...anyone knows how??

  2. Presentation -> Extras -> untick the box.

    Another vote for off by default then!

  3. Hear ye! Hear Ye!

  4. Amen to that! It did nothing but mess up my site, and I turn it off on any site I visit that has it.

  5. Thank you cornel!

  6. I hate that feature, too, and I heard that it's intolerably slow for dial-up users.

  7. Just for reference, the options tabs of that popup contains an option to turn them off internet wide. It's cookie based so if you clear out your cookies, you'll have to do it again.

    Too bad though that the options tab of the popup only works in IE7+ and I gather Firefox. Won't work for me in Netscape.

  8. THANK YOU!!!! (for the info)

  9. simongoodchild


    Breaks just about every law in the book of reasonable web page design.

  10. @simongoodchild
    I'm laughing at your shouting because I feel the same way. :D
    Cornell's directions will stop them "popping up" on your own blog Presentation -> Extras -> uncheck the box and click "Update Extras" but it won't stop them from popping up on blogs you visit where the bloggers are enamored with them though. ;)

  11. Well, I have turned mine off now that I've read this! (Actually--[says in a small voice], I thought they were kinda cool--a little view before I click--but certainly don't want to annoy anyone nice enough to visit my blog). I've also made sure my links open in the 'same' window, after reading THAT here, too. This is good inside info. on posting etiquette. Thanks :~)

  12. Snap previews are good for letting one know that they may click a link and be plunged into and adult site. I'm also sure many other bloggers actually like them and find them useful. Live and let live, I say, but always find the ways to opt out if needs be. ;)

  13. Actually I think you can turn them off when you visit a site that uses them. I usually click away from such sites, but I sorta kinda remember that there's a config/preferences button on the box itself where you can tell them to go away. Of course, that's good only until you clear your browser cookies.

  14. Yes there is a reader's option for turning snap previews off when each one pops up there is an option to do so in the top right hand corner. It takes time to load any blog that has this feature and then it takes time to use the turn-off option. IMO it's clumsy so I don't bother. I click out instead. But that option does exist for those who want to use it.

  15. Why not just go to pluggins and turn it off?


  16. thistimethisspace
    Member blogs do not have plugins.

  17. @Julienne-I'm not sure about plug-ins, but if you disable them under your Presentation/Extras, that's only good on your site. If you are visiting someone else's site who has enabled them, they show up.

    @timethief-If you turn it off at the first one, it should be good site-wide (again, until you clear your browser cookies).

  18. Yes - exactly. :)

  19. It does'nt look like we can have pluggins here sorry my mistake I have them at

    justjenifer: If you are visiting someone else's site who has enabled them, they show up.

    Yes of course jen, nothing you can do about that. I actually like them lol

  20. You can turn off snap if you let the image come up on a page, and then click on (I think) the options tab on the snap popup and then disabling it for your computer. It places a cookie on your computer, so if you do the cookie dance, you will have to disable it again.

  21. {waving to justjennifer}
    You're correct and I think we have covered this now from all aspects, right?
    lol :D

  22. @tt


  23. ditto!

    Gak! is there no way to mark this resolved? :)

  24. I actually like the Snap Shots, until today, when I noticed ADVERTISING appearing within the Snap window! What is up with that??
    How can I keep my Snap pop-ups, without the advertising?

  25. I answered you in the other thread by providing instructions as to how to shut snap previews off. As far as the advertising goes there is no way that you can remove it. If you do not disable "snap" you will have this advertising as well as the Google adsense ads that runs on our blogs

  26. I just wanted to add that different types of links trigger different types of Snap Shots.

    In addition to the regular PreviewShot, 10 more types of Shots (and counting) — for links to Wikipedia, Google Maps, YouTube or Flickr (to mention just a few) — can be experienced on the Snap Shots Showcase.

    The idea is to bring the content of the linked page to the reader in a condensed format, offering him/her more information to base the decision whether to follow the link or not, and thereby enabling <i>greater speed and accuracy of navigation</i>.

  27. I'm struggling to understand in what way the post above addresses jolifanta's question?

    How can I keep my Snap pop-ups, without the advertising?

  28. @timethief: You are right. I should have stated my intention better. I wanted to add some nuance to your definition of the use case for Snap Shots further up in the thread, which came across to me as "reducing/preventing NSFW clicks".

  29. Thanks for this helpful hint. :)

  30. I see the advantage to WordPress, and we do need to remember that most of us are using their facilities for free. Having them off by default would cost the site quite a bit, because they would then seldom -- if ever -- be enabled at all.

    I hate 'em too. They're especially troublesome if you're on a dialup, as they take up bandwidth, and if you have images blocked you get scrambled frames all over your links.

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