Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:02 UTC
Internet & Networking We're still in the slow news period, so let's talk about something we discussed before: blocking advertisements on websites. Up until, well, today, I didn't block ads - not because of some ethical objection or whatever, but simply because I couldn't be bothered to setup AdBlock. Today, after taking a closer look at some of the websites I frequent, I decided to take the plunge and install AdBlock on all my machines. The following set of screenshots should pretty much explain why.
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why not just forgo loading images altogether?
by garyd on Thu 19th Aug 2010 02:08 UTC
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I don't recall whether Chrome has an equivalent but under the Linux version of Firefox/Iceweasel/Icecat you can go to edit -> preferences -> content then uncheck the box next to "load images automatically." You'll still get important things like search and login boxes as those are rarely presented as images. Plus, you could just switch to lynx, links, etc. to use from your favorite terminal.


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