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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Comment by mono
by mono on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:32 UTC
mono
Member since:
2005-10-19

"couldn't be bothered to setup AdBlock"

not that you have to work with it. it's less than a few clicks to setup any adblock extensions.

"Can someone please create NavigationalCrapBlock?"

It's called the Reader in Safari. Or you can do anything with Greasemonkey. There was also an addon for Firefox to hide different boxes (by tag, id/class) on a website. But is there anybody who uses it? It's so unuseful to block site navigation.

Edited 2010-08-18 14:34 UTC

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Readability
by s-peter on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:39 in reply to "Comment by mono"
s-peter Member since:
2006-01-29

FYI, there's also a Readability bookmarklet http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/ as well as a Firefox add-on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/46442/

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RE: Readability
by lego on Thu 19th Aug 2010 06:10 in reply to "Readability"
lego Member since:
2008-03-25

And there is also a script to block Readability here: http://www.scriptol.com/how-to/safari5-reader.php

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RE: Readability
by akavel on Thu 19th Aug 2010 13:42 in reply to "Readability"
akavel Member since:
2009-10-27

You may consider it interesting that Safari Reader is actually using the code from the "Readability" project.

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RE: Readability
by maaxx on Thu 19th Aug 2010 14:37 in reply to "Readability"
maaxx Member since:
2007-11-06

FYI, there's also a Readability bookmarklet http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/ as well as a Firefox add-on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/46442/


This is awesome!

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RE: Comment by mono
by vijayd81 on Wed 18th Aug 2010 19:41 in reply to "Comment by mono"
vijayd81 Member since:
2008-07-18

I use this firefox extension, RIP (Remove It Permanently) to remove blue navigation content or any other stuff that I don't want to see ever.
Its pretty cool : http://rip.mozdev.org/

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RE: Comment by mono
by jgagnon on Wed 18th Aug 2010 19:57 in reply to "Comment by mono"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

"Can someone please create NavigationalCrapBlock?"

It's called the Reader in Safari. Or you can do anything with Greasemonkey. There was also an addon for Firefox to hide different boxes (by tag, id/class) on a website. But is there anybody who uses it? It's so unuseful to block site navigation.


You could also use Adblock to hide just about anything. Alt+B will start the selection mode and then just click on the thing you want to hide and it will go away. Be careful not to hide something important! You can always go back into the extension's block list and remove what you added, but it may be difficult if you have a long list of manually blocked items.

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RE[2]: Comment by mono
by vodoomoth on Fri 20th Aug 2010 15:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by mono"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

""Can someone please create NavigationalCrapBlock?"

It's called the Reader in Safari. Or you can do anything with Greasemonkey. There was also an addon for Firefox to hide different boxes (by tag, id/class) on a website. But is there anybody who uses it? It's so unuseful to block site navigation.


You could also use Adblock to hide just about anything. Alt+B will start the selection mode and then just click on the thing you want to hide and it will go away. Be careful not to hide something important! You can always go back into the extension's block list and remove what you added, but it may be difficult if you have a long list of manually blocked items.
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For Thom: you can do this, i.e. block (read "hide") anything on any page, in Opera, using the "Block content" menu entry in the contextual menu, on a general basis or on a site per site basis. But I know how you feel about Opera...

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RE: Comment by mono
by sorpigal on Wed 18th Aug 2010 20:16 in reply to "Comment by mono"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

For Firefox I use Remove It Permanently. This does just what it says: RIght click any object, choose remove. It's gone. It will be gone the next time you come back to the page.

This is sufficient for my purposes since I don't need to use it often.

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RE: Comment by mono
by aliquis on Thu 19th Aug 2010 05:49 in reply to "Comment by mono"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Doesn't adblock use subscriptions for blocked content? Should be easy enough to make one for navigational blocking to? No?

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