Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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RE[3]: I need NoScript
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 24th Sep 2010 06:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I need NoScript"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

AdBlock on Chrome works just like the one on Firefox, and blocks every ad - it doesn't download them.

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RE[4]: I need NoScript
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Sep 2010 06:55 in reply to "RE[3]: I need NoScript"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

AdBlock on Chrome works just like the one on Firefox, and blocks every ad - it doesn't download them.


Well some reports said so:
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/07/20/adblock-for-google-chrome-n...

but when the author was actually asked:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/20/chrome_does_resource_blocki...
until recently, the AdBlock extension could merely hide ads — not block them. "Firefox has always had support for blocking resources from downloading," Gundlach tells The Reg. "But when Chrome extensions came out, they lacked that ability, so they weren't as powerful as Firefox was. We've been having to hide the ads after downloading them or add CSS rules that say 'don't show these ads' even though they're downloading

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It's unclear when the "beforeload" event was added to Chrome — in part because it wasn't added by Google. Apple added it to the open source WebKit engine used by Chrome, and at some point, it made its way into the Google browser. It's now available in the latest stable version of Chrome, version 5. "Thank Apple," says Googler Aaron Boodman, the man who created the Firefox Greasemonkey extension, in an online discussion recently dug up by a Slashdot reader. "They added it to WebKit. We just inherited it."

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Boodman also called beforeload a "partial solution" to the resource-blocking problem. "The 'beforeload' feature is considered a good workaround but not a complete solution," he says. Apparently, Google is looking into additional tools.


Its close, but not quite there.

Edited 2010-09-24 06:56 UTC

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RE[5]: I need NoScript
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 24th Sep 2010 07:12 in reply to "RE[4]: I need NoScript"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Uhm, interview or no, just look at the feature descirpton of AdBlock 2.0 on Chrome.

"New in version 2.0: Ads are actually BLOCKED FROM DOWNLOADING now, instead of just being removed after the fact!"

Seems pretty clear to me.

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