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I notict that some words in threads are orange, and when you click on them you're taken to an ad. This happens on a blog I have on Blogger. Is there any way to stop this? Are we stuck with it?
I don't think any of us can do anything about things going wrong on Blogger.* You might want to contact their staff.
* (I could be wrong though).
I don't understand. Is this happening on LibraryThing or on Blogger? You write that it's happening on Blogger, but you post the question here on LibraryThing and talk about 'us'.
I haven't seen this behaviour on LibraryThing.
You probably have some sort of plugin installed in your browser that's doing this. That's why it's happening on multiple sites.
It's happening on LibraryThing and on Blogger. 4> on your post, the word "browser" shows up in orange on my screen, does it show as orange on your screen? Other peoples screens?
Does "browser" on this post show up in orange on anyone else's screen? It isn't on mine after I post it, edit it.
Not on mine. But the word "broweser" might give a clue - maybe it's a spelling check you have installed?
ETA : especially since, as you say, it went away after you edited that.
No, this isn't something other people are seeing.
First off, what web browser are you using? And what version?
I think it's a bug/cookie/app. If you right click or hover over the word that's highlighted, I think, there should be a link to where you can unsubscribe.
It definitely sounds like some sort of plug-in ad sorta thing. Malware/Spamware perhaps would be my other suggestion.
Thanks everyone. Problem solved! I googled "delete plug-in" and found the solution pretty quickly. An easy fix.
Probably most of you know way more about computers than I do, but, for anyone who doesn't know this, or to satisfy anyone else's curiousity, here's what fixed it:
Internet Exploorer 8
1. Click "Tools" and select "Internet Options."
2. Click the "Advanced" tab on the right.
3. Under "Browsing, remove the "Enable third-party browser extensions" check that's in the box.
4. Click "Okay" and close out of all instances of Internet Explorer.
5. Relaunch the Internet Explorer internet browser.
There are some 3rd party browser extensions you might actually WANT, but probably not in your case. Bot for others, you can track down which extension is causing the problem and just remove that one.
This is probably EasyInLine - someone else complained about it recently, so I suspect it's getting installed with something useful. I haven't seen it myself.
Maybe you should take a screenshot of the page with brown text on it (it would be nice if you can also hover your mouse over the orange text and if it shows any tooltip, catch it in screenshot too), this will make it easier for people to figure out what the problem is.
Rats. I thought "Orange Words" might have a meaning like "Purple Prose" does. I was all set to learn something new. Oh well, I did learn how to get rid of them if they occur.
I thought it might be about words that rhyme with Orange. Like splorange and forange.
> 16/17: Orange (fruit) - in Dutch: "Sinaasappel". Orange (colour) - in Dutch: "Oranje".
Another one that can make similar problems is Skype. It tends to read ISBNs as telephone numbers and does weird things to them. You can remove it from your browser without affecting the way Skype works otherwise.
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