I would like to know how to disable hyperlinks in web pages when browsing the web. Hyperlinks are fine in emails and in some other places, and sometimes can be very handy. But when I have told my browser to go to a particular web site, it is less than helpful to be expecting the sought for information only to find a large square in the middle of the page I want to see, and I have to do something with it before I can even read the information I searched for. I NEVER follow those links. ALWAYS, I close them as quickly as possible. Sometimes that does not seem possible, so I close the browser and try again. If the same thing occurs again, I stay away from that site.
These links seem to come in at least two flavors. The first is a word either colored or underlined or both. When my cursor goes over that word, a blurb appears over the page I was reading. This kind is less troublesome than the other type because I can avoid them just by keeping my cursor away from those words.
The other type gives me no choice. I go to a web site, and as soon as it is loaded, BANG! There is this large square covering much of what I want to see. As stated above, I am not allowed to do anything else until I get rid of that square.
What is the purpose of such links? If I wanted what they are touting, would I not have searched for that? There are better ways to sell a product or to push an idea.
As you probably guessed, I am a bit irritated by these things. If there is a way to live without such things, PLEASE tell me about it. I thank you very much for any help you can give.
Edited by rayno3, 03 June 2013 - 08:04 PM.