Is there any way to get rid of the sliding pop-up of the left of this site
and many others? I don’t need access to Tweet and Redit and I find it
distracting. I don’t see anything to click on to minimize or close it.
(The link provided is to an article out at
In this excerpt from
Answercast #48, I look at a page with prominent links for “liking” the site
on various social media.
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Media sharing links
Unfortunately, the answer to your question is no.
What you’re seeing is not so much a pop-up as it is something that the page
author has created and placed on those pages. The fact that it happens to stay
in one position (or it doesn’t move as you scroll the page) is simply a side
effect of how it’s designed.
It is not technically a pop-up.
It really is just something that the page author has put there.
If you take a look at my own articles… you’ll see at the bottom of every
article links to “Tweet” and to “Share on Facebook” (and so forth) for the article that you’ve just seen.
It’s exactly the same thing. The only difference is that this site has coded
theirs in such a way that it always stays on the screen regardless of how you
scroll the page. I don’t know of any way to turn it off.
Vote with your feet
If it annoys you enough, the only solution that I’m aware of is to vote with
your feet and not visit sites that have things that annoy you.
I realize that’s not always a practical solution. But the only thing left
after that is simply to live with it.
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