Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jan 2010 00:04 UTC
Google Finally! Google has released version 4.0 of Chrome for Windows, bringing the much-anticipated extensions framework out of beta and into the stable channel. Currently, more than 1500 extensions are already available. Version 4.0 carries more features than just extensions, though.
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RE: Ad blockers
by Erunno on Tue 26th Jan 2010 09:20 UTC in reply to "Ad blockers"
Erunno
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2007-06-22

Chrome is not able to block ads, it can only hide them after they have been requested, downloaded and decoded. You still get all the tasty cookies from advertisers and you still have to bear with badly written sites which cause the engine to block while waiting for some advertisement or tracking server to respond. Chrome simply lacks the necessary APIs.

Having said that, Adthwart is based on Adblock Plus and works with filter subscriptions like EasyList to a certain degree:

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccd...

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RE[2]: Ad blockers
by MechR on Tue 26th Jan 2010 10:11 in reply to "RE: Ad blockers"
MechR Member since:
2006-01-11

Chrome is not able to block ads, it can only hide them after they have been requested, downloaded and decoded. You still get all the tasty cookies from advertisers and you still have to bear with badly written sites which cause the engine to block while waiting for some advertisement or tracking server to respond. Chrome simply lacks the necessary APIs.

The good news is, the APIs are being worked on; see Comment 9 here:
http://hackademix.net/2009/12/10/why-chrome-has-no-noscript

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RE[3]: Ad blockers
by Erunno on Tue 26th Jan 2010 10:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Ad blockers"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

The good news is, the APIs are being worked on; see Comment 9 here:
http://hackademix.net/2009/12/10/why-chrome-has-no-noscript


Interesting. Judging by the feature list Google is going even one step further than Mozilla and is building something akin to Adblock Plus right into the core of Chrome, including an UI for filter management. Bonus points for extending the system to HTTP referrers and cookies. I'm curious now how the final implementation will turn out.

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