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This is a discussion on Blocking ads and hiding page elements within the Chrome Plugins section, part of the Google Chrome category: Originally Posted by Michael3185 @alinescoo BFilter blocks the ads here for me. In fact, it blocks all ads - I ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael3185 View Post
    @alinescoo

    BFilter blocks the ads here for me. In fact, it blocks all ads - I see none, ever. The standard rules are set to block a lot of content, but adding a huge list isn't what you need to do. Put these in your urls.local (under Configuration->Advanced);

    ALLOW *.flv
    AD ++ /ads.*
    AD *googlesyndication*
    AD *doubleclick*
    AD *revsci*
    AD *tzuy.*
    AD *histats.*
    AD *intelli-direct.*
    AD *shareasale.*
    AD *addthis.*
    AD *quantserve.*

    Anything you put there takes precedence over other rules, and *site.* stops all connection to a site, so you can get rid of annoying lags to stat sites and such. BFilter is the best filter/blocker I've found out of all of them because it's small, very fast, doesn't need huge lists, and is very easy to add site blocking to. Don't slam a huge list in there and hope it'll block things -use your noggin and block things your way.
    Whoa, BFilter is awesome.

    Configuration > Basic > Set "Remove adds completely when safe"
    Configuration > Advanced > urls.local > added what you suggested

    Have not seen a single add since!

    Thanks man
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    Quote Originally Posted by ch0sen View Post
    Whoa, BFilter is awesome.

    Configuration > Basic > Set "Remove adds completely when safe"
    Configuration > Advanced > urls.local > added what you suggested

    Have not seen a single add since! Thanks man
    Cool, isn't it? Adblock Plus from Firefox doesn't actually need porting to Chrome, and I find this easier to use too. I have only Chrome installed now, and BFilter uses a paltry 3.5kb of memory, so everything's a fast as can be. My favourite thing is that it also kills the connections to other sites that make pages sit there 'egg timing'.

    Oh, thanks for adding the first config option - I forgot about that.

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    New to Chrome. I got sick and tired of waiting for Firefox 3.5 to load, even after I disabled all of my extensions!

    I have two questions though and I'm not sure if it's Adblock+ or BFilter, so I'll post here. Please chastise me if it's in the wrong place.

    I installed both Adblock+ and BFilter and now my AniWeather radar pop-up no longer works. I'm wondering what I need to configure so it does.

    Also, other than right-clicking on the little Adblock+ icon in the toolbar, is there any other way to set options for it?

    Thanks so much!

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    have you tried left click on the Adblock+ icon ?

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    DUH! Okay, that was simple. Thanks! I'm guessing adblock thinks the popup for the radar on AniWeather is an ad. Will give it a shot. If not, I'll post in the BFilter thread.

    Edited to add, the AniWeather radar is now popping up nicely

    If only they'd make forecastfox for Chrome! My browser would be complete.
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    Hi Tigrisan. If it's BFilter, rather than hacking around in the default filters file, try putting this in the top of the urls.local dialog (tray icon > Configuration > Advanced);

    NOFILTER aniweather.com (or whatever site it connects to for weather info)

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    Thanks. So far, so good, but now I know what to do if it's BFilter.

    I'm amazed at how fast the members here are to help!

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    Just happened to be online mate, and I appreciate the help from others too.

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    Just some small thoughts and questions. I managed to install bFilter and make it work. After adding the filters Michael3185 mentioned it worked like a charm (on the few pages I tested).
    What I don't like about this app is:
    - it runs on windows all the time, even if I don't do browsing. You may say that I can only start it when I use the browser but that would be a extra complication.
    - i must set the proxy for the LAN connection. Doesn't Chrome have start up parameter so it would use a specified proxy ? In this case, no other app would be affected. If this would be possible than I would switch to bFilter permanently.
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    @alinescoo: An option to select proxy settings in Chrome could perhaps be useful so as not to affect other apps, though I just let BFilter run at start-up as it uses only 3.5kb of RAM and no CPU time while dormant. If I want to switch it off temporarily, for example when testing something, there's the tray icon 'Bypass' toggle.

    I'm sure I read somewhere that Firefox has an extension which allows selection of different proxy settings. I have no need for that, but perhaps one could be written for Chrome. Might be worth posting about it in the Plugins forum here, and on the Google Chrome suggestions site.

    There's no 'perfect' solution to anything when using various software tools together, but BFilter and an element hider work superbly for me.

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