Some websites pop-up a message suggesting Sign in to 'me' with Google:

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  • medium.com seems to do this once (the setting is stored in a cookie; when I remove that the pop-up appears again);

  • pinterest.com keeps nagging me everytime I follow a link to it (often from a Google image search).

How can I block these suggestions, from any website from now on?
My Google-Fu fails me here because most search results are about Google search suggestions or automatically logging in with Google.


  • I'm always logged into Google and want to keep that;
  • I'm using FireFox;
  • I'm using AdBlock plus, maybe there's something I can configure there?
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    My question now points to a duplicate (fine) that in itself has close votes pointing to another duplicate (not fine). I would have preferred the second link as the duplicate (it explains one-tap better too). Having said that, none of these two questions answers the pinterest.com case. I have added an additional answer to that second ('Yolo') question and added another duplicate close vote to the first question. – Jan Doggen Oct 24 '19 at 7:53
  • Yeah, the closing is a mess. Technically, timewise, the second is a duplicate of the first, but apparently @pkamb thinks otherwise. :-) – Arjan Oct 24 '19 at 8:44
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    This has the answer that works for me: superuser.com/a/1550237/37578 – ygoe Aug 16 '20 at 7:33

uBlock Origin extension for Firefox can be used to block specific items. Within uBlock Origin running:

  • Right-click on the popup (or overlay).
  • Select Block element...
  • A filter editor will show the rule to be created; click on Create.

If successful, next time that particular page is loaded, the overly should be blocked.

Note that it may take a few times to completely block all elements of the overlay.

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    As for what to block, see also superuser.com/questions/1413748/disable-login-with-google/… – Arjan Oct 23 '19 at 19:50
  • Please do note that "Nano Adblocker" with "Nano Defender" is the newer version of the adblock plugin, based on uBlock Origin source code. I blocked google sign in with the filter ||smartlock.google.com – Gizmo Oct 25 '19 at 9:45
  • What do you mean with "newer version"? ublock origin works just fine here. – shevy Mar 9 at 16:10

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