Facebook is the principal digital public square of today.
And while many young'ns might prefer Snapchat or Instagram, Zuck & Co's social network is still an extremely integral virtual venue and will continue to be for some time.
Last night, I was reading a riveting National Geographic article on the green-eyed tree frog, until I was quickly interrupted by an annoying popup asking me to "create a free account" or "sign in." Really, I'd like to do neither. You've probably experienced these popup windows, known as Lightbox modals, all across the web, especially on magazine and newspaper sites that have yet to fully embrace the ad-supported digital world.
And let's not forget about those pesky "fill out this survey to continue" content blockers (don't even get me started on those).
In order to bypass these popups, you'll need to access your web inspector and delete some of the webpage's code.
Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer make accessing the web inspector very easy.
In fact, there are so many things you can do on that you probably don't know about everything.
We're talking about all the official, baked-in, easily accessible functions that are just a few clicks away.
As you'll see below, there are even some functions that appear to be leftovers from bygone eras that we're not even sure Facebook still knows are there.
That's because scrolling functionality was also disabled with the Lightbox modal, so we need to reenable it.
Now just close the developer tools view and read to your heart's content.