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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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    I've used adblock for years...love it. Just be aware, there may be the odd instance where you are trying to open something and it will block the popup that you need. Just turn it off while you're working on that page. I had it happen, I think, when trying to check my superannuation....or something similar, I can't remember now for sure...lol.
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    I use Chrome and ABP. I could never go back.
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    Thanks SOOO much!! My husband and I just downloaded it (took seconds!) and immediately ... no ads!! We even tried the worst websites we know .... Weather.com Yahoo.com and MSN.com and ALL are ad free and loaded so fast!!

    I know there will be times when things I want get blocked but I'll suffer through that to have pages load faster. The ad's themselves didn't bother me so much, it was WAITING for pages to load because so many flash ad's had to load with it.
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    Thank you, even QB adds are gone now!
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    Absolutely the best!! Been using it for a couple of years but just can't get others to try it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    Absolutely the best!! Been using it for a couple of years but just can't get others to try it!
    Ditto! So many people are too paranoid about downloading and installing stuff, even with recommendations. My parents are really paranoid, I can't even get my dad to install apps on his iPad. I have no idea what he does with it.

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    I've been wanting to download Firefox for a long time and now the adblocker too, And now I have a great combo. Thanks all.
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    I'm another Firefox user from wa-a-ay back and can't imagine how people live with all the ads that IE lets through. It's funny, because every so often someone will post on this forum and make comments about the ads on the page and I always wonder what they're seeing and am very happy to be missing it. I've had no problem with pop-ups not appearing and love the ad-free surfing.
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    I've had Mozilla since day one, but never applied the ad-blocker until just now. What a difference! No more overflowing toilet! Thanks for the reminder.

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    Is it compatable with IE? We tried Mozilla Foxfire and the computer kept getting frozen. DD uses it and loves it, also has a different cable company than we do.
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    I have Chrome set up as I wish my experience to be and therefore don't have to worry about filling up my disc space with superfluous programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubesgirl View Post
    Is it compatable with IE? We tried Mozilla Foxfire and the computer kept getting frozen. DD uses it and loves it, also has a different cable company than we do.
    I would also like to know if it works with IE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    I have Chrome set up as I wish my experience to be and therefore don't have to worry about filling up my disc space with superfluous programs.
    Lol in my opinion AdBlockerPlus is the opposite of "superfluous".

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    AdBlockerPlus is a software program that keeps a database of advertising sites and links, and successfully blocks those links from being active on your computer. Chrome and Firefox both have this software available as plug-ins, unfortunately Internet Explorer does not.

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    A million thanks. Have tried everything suggested to get rid of Sexy Stephanie and Allstate's overflowing toliet to no avail. It had become so bad on the QB, I was visiting here less and less. Finally, something that seems to have worked!

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    Thank you so very much! I'm going to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I use Chrome and ABP. I could never go back.
    Me, too - I love it! Would hate to go back to the horrible looking faces or jiggling bellies. :-)
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    Thank you ptquilts. I had a pop-up ad blocker on my computer but I notice I've had a couple recently. I've had some issues with my computer so maybe it was turned off. Once again, thank you.

    Also thank you QuiltnNan for posting the link
    Last edited by katesnanna; 06-28-2012 at 07:52 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Thank u thank u thank u took just seconds to get rid of the flushing toilet!

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    I use Chrome, and I recently added an app from the web store called "Clearly". You just click it and it clears away ALL the clutter so you can read the article as easily as if it were in a book. You can also save or print it that way. Big difference! But not so much help with public computers. It's amazing that the library didn't know better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota Rose View Post
    I would also like to know if it works with IE.
    IE aka Internet Explorer is a web browser built by Microsoft. Firefox is also a web browser built by the Mozilla project. It isn't compatible or incompatible with IE. It is an alternative to IE. Chrome as it is being referred to in this post, is also an alternative web browser built by Google. There are many, many different web browsers available. IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari are the most popular.
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