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Journal of VSarkiss (704)

Thursday February 24, 2005
05:36 PM

AdBlock but more so

[ #23358 ]

Over the last few months, I've gotten so used to AdBlock for Firefox that I'm surprised when I look over someone's shoulder and see all the bouncy ad banners and junk.

Now I'm starting to wish it had even more capabilities, like "take out the rightmost column of this table" or "block everything in this div". (Sure I could write custom CSS to hide the divs with ads in them, but who wants to do that for every site?)

Is anybody working on an AnyBlock extension? :-)

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  • I seem to remember an extension that would remove any object from a page. That object could be an image, table cell, and so on. I never got around to installing it though.

    I think the intent was to remove those annoying sidebars with all the google ads and so on. I just immediately look for the "printer friendly" versions. :)
  • I finally succumbed and installed adblock yesterday. I've tried to be good about the ads, but I am just so annoyed by popups and anything that makes new windows and such. And with the way some advertisers have learned to cheat and get around the popup blocking, I decided I was tired of being nice.

    Previously I had one policy: let the ads alone to be nice, unless they show scantily clad women. I know I'll be mocked for this, but I'm a one woman man, and I previously would use Firefox's builtin image bloc

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Whilst I don't personally care about naked women, what riles me is moving things on the screen. Animated adverts are like having a 5 year old child jumping up and down next to your monitor. So they all get blocked without hesitation.

      A nice side effect is that when you've blocked a few things, the space that they took up collapses, leaving you with much more readable content per screen.

      I'm exceedingly glad at how firefox extensions have taken off. I can't imagine trying to get all this functionality i