Daily Archives: 6 April 2007

The Cure for Snap Previews

I don’t like Snap Previews.  Far too often I get them popping up because my mouse pointer just happened to hover over a link unintentionally.  Basically, if I want to see what’s behind a link, I’ll click on it.  Displaying previews, expecially when I don’t want them is really just stealing my bandwidth.

Fortunately John Watson has posted a more permanent cure than the temporary, cookie-based fix that Snap offer.  The solution is as simple as adding this line to your hosts file;

127.0.0.1 spa.snap.com

You’ll find your hosts file in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts on Windows or in /etc/hosts on OS X and Linux.

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