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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RE: Comment by mono
by jgagnon on Wed 18th Aug 2010 19:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by mono"
jgagnon
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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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