PITA

PITA

https://softwaretimes.com/pics/pita.png

Denny Schlesinger

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Pita bread?

Tell me about it.
I can take cookies.
I can take no cookies.
But I can’t take an animated blob in the corner of the screen every time I load a page.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH

Jim

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But I can’t take an animated blob in the corner of the screen every time I load a page.

One way to get rid of it is to disable Javascript. Years ago when ads would crap up TMF pages I got into the habit of turning off Javascript.

Denny Schlesinger

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One way to get rid of it is to disable Javascript. Years ago when ads would crap up TMF pages I got into the habit of turning off Javascript.

Good suggestion, thanks–but that breaks a LOT of things.
Kind of the nuclear option.

I guess I could get a plug-in that does it on a site by site basis.
Does it break the TMF text editor?
Man, life shouldn’t be this hard.

Jim

Does it break the TMF text editor?

I’m pretty sure that editor is still based on hamsters running in their exercise wheels. Javascript is much too new fangled for this TMF software. :wink:

–Peter

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Does it break the TMF text editor?

No.

Denny Schlesinger

Animated blob?

I opened the Captain’s link. Whatever it is, it isn’t anything I recognize. And it isn’t moving.

I opened the Captain’s link again, but in Chrome. Then I right-clicked on the image and chose Search Image with Google Lens. That didn’t find any matches, but it suggested trying Google Images, with a nice big Try button. That did some sort of google search that returned three exact matches.

One github. One probably Slovenian. One probably German.

I’m stopping there.

I guess I could get a plug-in that does it on a site by site basis.

uBlock Origin works nicely in most browsers :wink:

George

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I opened the Captain’s link. Whatever it is, it isn’t anything I recognize.

It’s a Soylent Green Cookie!

https://www.google.com/search?q=Soylent+Green&newwindow=…

The Captain

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I opened the Captain’s link. Whatever it is, it isn’t anything I recognize.

You are very lucky.
Perhaps it is targeted at users only in some regions with cookie regulations.

For those who don’t get the curse:
It is an animated green “blob” with an attempt at an illustration of a cookie on it, which one can click to change cookie settings.
The animation happens on Every. Single. Page. Load. Everywhere on the site.
So your eye is pulled away from any content, towards the accursed green blob at bottom left, every time.
Imagine you got the old “Clippy” animation every time you typed the word “the” in Microsoft Word.

What five year old thought this was a good idea?
Tee hee hee! Look daddy, an animated green thing that someone claims looks like a coooookie!
Play it again! Play it again! Play it again! Play it again! Play it again! Play it again!

Great branding move.
Nothing makes users happy like making them curse you an every single page view.

Jim

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It is an animated green “blob” with an attempt at an illustration of a cookie on it, which one can click to change cookie settings.

Thanks for the explanation. Until now, I had no idea what this thread was about. I assume it is optionally built into web pages (like this one, TMF) since it’s being discussed here. I’ve yet to see it.

I’ve yet to see it.

Here you see it!

https://softwaretimes.com/pics/pita2.png

Denny Schlesinger

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Here you see it!

I stand corrected. I did see it captured on Denny’s site but did not know what I was looking at. Like Bigfoot, I’ve never seen it in the wild. :slight_smile:

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I’ve never seen it in the wild. :slight_smile:

It seems to be an EU thing. Here they force websites to ask for permission to feed you Soylent Green Cookies. :wink:

I allow them all and once a week I erase them all except websites that I really like and trust, websites I do business with.

Denny Schlesinger

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I allow them all and once a week I erase them all except websites that I really like and trust, websites I do business with.

That would be a devil’s compromise, but I would still take it ahead of the animation.
Take my cookies. Track me at porn sites and sell the data to the Russians.
Heck, I’ll give you the number of my Swiss bank account (well, if I had one) if you can Just Make It Stop.

Jim

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Heck, I’ll give you the number of my Swiss bank account (well, if I had one) if you can Just Make It Stop.

There is a way! Create a private Cascading Style Sheet (.css) file that makes the cookie image invisible. You can learn about the code here:
https://www.w3schools.com/cssref/tryit.asp?filename=trycss_d…


Create the .css file

div.custom-persistent-icon {
display: none;
}

Save as: hide-cookie-monster.css

In Safari to activate, Open
Preferences->Advanced

https://softwaretimes.com/pics/hide-cookie-monster

There is a ‘Style Sheet’ drop-down menu
Click and select ‘Other’
Find the hide-cookie-monster.css

That’s it!

The Captain

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In an effort to earn mungofitch’s Swiss Army Knife [SAK] (he has no Swiss Bank Account [SBA] :frowning: ), I checked to see if Firefox and Chrome had similar facilities. They do. That’s the good news. The bad news is that while Apple products are created to simply life for ordinary mortals, Firefox and Chrome were created by geeks to entertain geeks with nearly impossible adventures.

Sorry, non Apple guys and dolls. You are on your own.

The Captain

Create the .css file
div.custom-persistent-icon {
display: none;
}

As I run Firefox, I just added this code to my existing userContent.css file in my profile.
It works!
Many thanks.

In an effort to earn mungofitch’s Swiss Army Knife (he has no Swiss Bank Account :frowning:

I was hoping that Fool.com would take the hint and save everyone, not just the geeks who complain.

But, as you were so helpful, I will disclose that though I do not have a Swiss bank account, I used to.
The account number had seven digits and was an even multiple of 39623, its largest prime factor.
But neither the account, nor for that matter the bank, exists any more. Sorry!

Jim

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