Browser Java bug. BQ 4.5

Asked by scott hodgson on 2015-09-26

Hi
I type in youtube and suddenly a page popped up show an offer of a free iphone - see screen shot. I could not get rid of it or usethe browser until I pressed okay.

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2015-09-26
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2015-09-29
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) said : #1

Not seeing a screenshot attached. Anyway, this was probably a javascript alert dialog, which by design are modal, so the fact that you can’t get rid of it until you press Okay is expected.
Alert dialog are a terrible UX, most often abused by intrusive ads. There’s not much the browser can do about that.

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