For those who are blocking ads in Opera browser

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by guest, Jul 18, 2012.

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  1. guest

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    Tell me more about your related experiences and recommendations. I'm currently giving Opera AdBlock a try as it seems to be the most popular extension of its kind available for Opera.
     
  2. Rudolf

    Rudolf Registered Member

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    I don't use an extension, I manually download Fanboy's list with the optimized element filter.

    I don't update it very often, maybe once every two months. I've never encountered an ad that isn't blocked.

    The extension seems good but I see no need for it at the moment and I would rather keep my browser lean and clean with as few extensions/plugins as possible.
     
  3. Romagnolo1973

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    +1 I use the fanboy list (in my case Stat/Tracking Sites), is better than use an extension because no ram consuption
     
  4. The Seeker

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    Ad Muncher (when I use Opera that is).
     
  5. majoMo

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    Using Opera AdBlock extension here.

    It does an excellent work, without any annoyances or delayed when browsing:

    . 'Fanboy' list checked;
    . "Block tracking websites" checked;
    . Button activated;
    . CSS off;
    . 'Launch' on;

    I don't use 'Fanboy' list inside "urlfilter.ini" file; so is allowed to turn Opera AdBlock on or off with their button when user wants to see web page with ads.

    BTW, 'Opera AdBlock ' just updated to v. 0.55 (July 16, 2012).
     
  6. Ocky

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    Below links might also be of interest.

    http://my.opera.com/Tamil/blog/find-the-css-code-to-hide-anything-using-opera-dragonfly

    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/contentblockhelper/?display=en

    I seem to recall that Opera Adblock first downloads the ads before blocking them.
    What suits me most is simply using the built in content blocking i.e. the urlfilter.ini
    I have added Tamils Optimised Filters
    This together with some added by me to urlfilter.ini via the built in content blocker is
    all I need.

    I really don't use any of Opera's 'extensions' as I find them sorely lacking. Anyway they
    of course all depend on having javascript enabled which I don't like. I enable javascript either
    permanently for individual sites that I trust via 'Edit Site Preferences', or toggle it
    on/off from the toolbar with a button.

    Oh, I do sometimes use the YouTube Downloader (my only 'extension') as I am no longer able to
    save the videos from Opera's cache. It works well. https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/youtube-downloader-2/?display=en
     
  7. guest

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    Thanks all. :thumb:

    Are you talking about the "CSS element filter"? Why are you keeping it off?
     
  8. majoMo

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    Because I don't notice any advantage in my Opera - .css default settings seems to work well.
     
  9. DBone

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    How exactly do you do this?
     
  10. Romagnolo1973

    Romagnolo1973 Registered Member

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    open the urlfilter page you want, go to Opera icon choose PAGE and "save page as .." Now simply save urlfilter.ini and put it where FanBoy main page said for ex.
    (Vista/7) C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\
    close opera and restart the browser and now urlfilter works perfectly
     
  11. DBone

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    Thanks!
     
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