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    From what I've seen so far it's really quite good ...

    The only reservation I had originally was that I installed the AMD64 version and whether this was a wise decision based on the potential lack of apps available ...

    But so far I've managed to get everything I've needed (apart from the Webcam drivers) so I actually make a point of booting into Ubuntu now forcing me to learn a bit quicker ...

    So, as I said, next task is to get Proxo working in Ubuntu ...

    Surprising how much you take for granted Ad Blocking once you've got it installed !!

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    Surprising how much you take for granted Ad Blocking once you've got it installed !!
    I got a serious shock the other day when I left Proxomitron switched off and went browsing. The stuff that flooded my screen was just unbelievable. Sites which now look fine suddenly turned into monster advert boards which made me want to puke. This site being one of them (sorry Chrome admin, but it's true). I seriously dislike adverts which are stuffed in my face by idiots and cynical money-makers.
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    Full of ads? What do you mean by that, Michael?

    All I see is Google Ads and another small advertising line on chromeplugins.org/google/.

    People can be happy that there are still free (sponsored by banner ads) sites online.

    If you don't like, just don't visit 'em. But then you should maybe cancel your internet access contract cuz 99% of the internet sites are having ads.
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    I certainly wouldn't call this small ...

    Probably a good job Michael doesn't have a contract for his internet connection ...

    Btw.. Totally agree with you Michael ...

    Unfortunately the 'art' of discreet advertising is long since past and the 'norm' these days is full in the face mega ads ...
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    @nandayo; If you haven't seen the difference between this site with ads and completely cleaned up, then you should probably install Proxomitron and be surprised. And I didn't say, "full of ads". Don't misquote me (or in your instance above, state something I didn't even say).

    The ads on this site take up a stupid amount of screen space - roughly half the page last time I looked. If you don't mind ads, or like them even, then best of luck with the in-your-face bullshit. I dislike them - really dislike them. If you love them, then click away mate. You go and visit every stupid half-related advertising site they throw at you. I have no wish to.

    And why would you even post such a response? As I've said elsewhere, I provide completely free web services to voluntary groups in the UK, and it costs me next to nothing. If you haven't worked out that you don't need to bomb people with bullshit advertising to make your way in the world yet, then perhaps you need to give life some more thought.

    If you are one of the idiots who bombs people with advertising crap in the hope of making money from clicks, then I hope your sites and your sleazy income dies a quick death. Enough said.
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    Cheers StevePaul, and thanks for the example image. Nasty, isn't it?

    I don't mind if someone says, "Look, here's an advert - I'd like to sell you something. Would you like to talk to me?" I say yes, and I do talk. Because I value people, and sales people do a tough job. But these Internet scum who just bomb everyone with advert crap regardless of whether they want it or not - they can go die in a desert as far as I'm concerned. I hope their income dries up and they fade away. They're morons.

    And I'm (slightly) miffed with Chrome admin, as I mentioned in another post. This site appears on first look to be a free site for Chrome plugins, and has a .org domain ID. Now .org domains are known, and intended to be, for organisations such as charities, voluntary groups, etc. I run a few, but I wouldn't think for a moment of trying to sell stuff to people on them. If I wanted to sell stuff then I'd register .co.uk, .com.or .biz domains. Setting something up on a .org or .org.uk domain and then basically spamming people with adverts is bullshit.
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    Hello,
    I'm new to forums. I hope I don't make mistakes as to if it is appropriate to write something here.

    I'd like some more information regarding how to set-up MY OWN ad-blocking rules with AdBlock+ for Google Chrome (v.4.0.249.4)

    I've already used the Alt+B command and selected some areas of a web-page to be hidden, but when I access the "preferences" I find no trace of the rule I've just made.
    So, question number 1: where are my rules stored?
    Question number 2: is there a specific syntax I might use? For example there's a site which displays flash ads from another site BEFORE displaying the video I want to look at, which i have discovered. I have put this site in my rules, but this ad continues to be displayed)
    I put these 2 rules in the "USER FILTER" zone in the preferences:

    http://flv.kataweb.it/misc/flv-pub/*
    ##*[src*="http://flv.kataweb.it/misc/flv-pub/"]

    but the ads keep being displayed. Is the displayed syntax correct?

    In firefox adblock plus works GREAT.
    I'd like to use Chrome because it passed the Acid test 3 brilliantly and I DON'T want to install privoxy or BFilter: I just want my browser open, and no other program open to prevent me from having ads.
    Thanks,
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    Hi JohnnyBravo. I don't use the Adblock+ hider myself these days, as you'll see if you read back through this thread. There's another thread where the author (Lex1) and others will offer detailed advice on it.

    If you give Proxomitron a go, you can add to the small URL Killfile with easy to write rules. (You can use complex regex if you wish to, but there's usually no need to go that far). This would work fine;

    [^.]+.kataweb.it/ or;
    *.kataweb.*/

    If you want nothing but Chrome to effectively block ads like Firefox and Adblock Plus do, then you're out of luck. All extensions can do is hide them after they've loaded, which if your connection and machine are very fast, you might not notice happening. As I've said elsewhere, I have a feeling that Google will never allow proper ad blocking in Chrome - they'd be cutting their own throats. Chrome OS will probably be the same; there'll be no proxy ad blocking in that.
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    Thanks Michael.
    I hope I find Lex's thread then!
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    Here you go: AdBlock+
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