How do I add Fanboy's block list to opera?

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  1. cgeek

    cgeek Registered Member

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    Sorry everybody I'm still in my learning phase and cannot understand how to add this to my browser. I have used it on windows and has worked flawlessly. I don't understand the directory commands they give. "Linux: ~/.opera/" Is the tilde symbol a temp directory or what?

    TIA,
    Cgeek :)
     
  2. noons

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    In linux the ~ is essentially your home directory. So essentially if your user name is Joe it is stored in /home/Joe/.opera or ~/Joe/.opera
     
  3. linuxforall

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    If you are using gnome based linux like ubuntu, open up your home folder via the nautilus explorer, hit ctrl+H which will unhide the hidden folders, you will see Opera folder revealed, open that up and paste the fanboy urlfilter.ini file, in case of KDE, you will have Dplphin and the shortcut to that is alt+.
     
  4. cgeek

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    Thank you noons for the explanation and linuxforall for the excellent tip! :thumb:
     
  5. linuxforall

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    You are welcome, don't forget to add the adblock css files to make the empty spaces go away.
     
  6. cgeek

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    I would, but I don't know how to?
     
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    The reason its slowing down is not due to fanboy's filters but due to a large host file.
     
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    I think linuxforall means this:- http://fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/
    ... hope that's what linuxforall meant, don't want to confuse.

    @linuxforall, shouldn't the file be saved to ~/.opera/styles/user ?
     
  10. linuxforall

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    Ocky, thats exactly what I meant, as for the style file, it can be saved anywhere, all it needs is to be pointed out to Opera.
     
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    linuxforall, thanks once again. :)
     
  12. cgeek

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    I just added it to my opera profile thank you everyone for your help. :)
     
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