Back to pop-up/advertising annoyances, I live in a bubble thanks to Ublock Origin and other defensive measures.
So I have been experimenting with Linux Mint in preparation for an eventual move away from Win 7. While downloading some tools I was shocked by the sheer volume of intrusive adds and site pop-ups that kept interrupting me. How do people cope with this stuff? I know: I immediately steered Firefox to the Ublock Origin extension, which also works on Linux, thank goodness. What a relief!
I accept that some sites add real value and must rely on advertising to keep going. But advertising interests have fouled their own nest by taking things way, way too far. If they don't like ad blockers, they have only themselves to blame. I am just grateful that ad blockers exist and I feel no guilt whatsoever for using them wherever I can.