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Thread: Wow, what a difference (ads vs. no ads)

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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    Wow, what a difference (ads vs. no ads)

    At home I use Mozilla Firefox with add-on "AdBlockerPlus" - works great! No popups, nothing flashing at me, I see very few ads on pages. No jiggling bellies on my Yahoo Mail (I HATED those).

    Yesterday I was at a library using their computers, also Firefox - but ADS all over the place!! How do people stand it??!!

    One message board I like to read (not this one) - there were so many ads, the messages only took up about 1/4 of the width of the screen.

    It was like
    reading
    everything
    like this.


    As I left, I suggested the Adblocker add on to the library personnel.......got the blank look.... Oh well, I tried.

    How many of you have adblocking software on your browser?

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    thanks for bringing this to my/our attention. here is the link for those that are interested http://adblockplus.org/en/
    Nancy in western NY

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    i've been using firefox without the blocker. i've experienced fewer ads than with IE, but not ad free.
    i just installed it and restarted my computer.... it's wonderful!!! thanks so much!
    Nancy in western NY

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    Oh, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I just installed it and what a difference!!
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    ptquilts, you are a hero!! Thanks!!! I have just installed it and what a difference!!

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    In most cases the ads are how people keep there web sites free.i.e. face book, (although I don't have a facebook account and won't).

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    Got it! THANK YOU 1000 times THANK YOU!

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    I have it and love it!
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
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    I'm confused. Will this work for Internet Explorer, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat G View Post
    I'm confused. Will this work for Internet Explorer, too?
    No, that one won't work with IE. IE has a pop-up blocker built in but as anybody knows, it does let a lot of popups through. By tweeking your security settings, you can get rid of more of them.

    The How-To Geeks recommend Simple_adblock @ http://simple-adblock.com/ if you'd like to add an additional ad-blocker to IE.
    MzzzQuilts aka Ellen

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