Those Who use Opera, How Do You Block Unwanted Ads?

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  1. operamail

    operamail Registered Member

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    I'm currently running Noads Advanced for ad blocking.
    Subscribed to Fanboy's urlfilter and Easylist.
    It's working for most of the sites, but not for my Gmail account site.:oops:
    Any good solution?

    My best regards
     
  2. Rmus

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    I'm generally not opposed to advertisements, because I know that they help support the sites.

    My unwanted ads are the animated ones -- they are so irritating, so I disable Flash and animated gifs.

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  3. Night_Raven

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    True enough, but ads keep getting more numerous and intrusive.

    To answer the OP's question: I prefer Opera AdBlock.
     
  4. acr1965

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    Is the trouble caused because of the https? I noticed that even with admuncher there is trouble blocking ads in https emails such as gmail and hotmail.
     
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    Hasn't Opera still got an inbuilt content blocker?
     
  8. Ocky

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    Daveski17, yes it has, but nothing to write home about. What seems to work best for me
    in this country is Tamil's filter list, the optimized list - just add them under [exclude] in the urlfilter.ini file.
    Any stuff you block with the built in content blocker is of course also added
    there. Also I mostly browse with java script turned off and only enable it for those sites that
    really need it and that I trust.
    Are you using Opera, or just passing through ? :D

    http://my.opera.com/Tamil/blog/ad-block
     
  9. Spruce

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    Ad Muncher took care of all the ads when I used Opera ;)
     
  10. Daveski17

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    Maybe having the JS off by default is affecting the filters in some way? I used to use Opera a lot & occasionally give it a try after major upgrades, until I inevitably go back to Firefox & Iron.

    I thought that this Opera adblocker worked well though.
     
  11. Ocky

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    My js is off by default. If I need it (permanently) for a site I simply enable js for that particular site by
    r/clicking on the page>edit site preferences>scripting>enable javascript.

    That adblock filter you refer to is rubbish. I tried it once but it only blocks after page has loaded.
    Can't begin to compare it with the excellent ABP that I use in Firefox. It's not the same although some seem to think it is.

    (I also have a toggle switch for js in my toolbar for quickly enabling js, for example my first
    visit to a new site that a Wilders member has linked to but that doesn't load without js.
    As that may be my only visit to the site I don't immediately enable js for it via the edit
    site preferences.)
     
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    Hey Ocky, how did you make your toggle switch? That certainly sounds easier than dealing with multiple clicks.
     
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    js.jpg

    The easy way. Go to http://operawiki.info/CustomButtons then under 'Custom Buttons'
    go to this section 'Quick Prefs Toggle Buttons...'
    You will find all you need. Just drag and drop the custom button on to the toolbar.

    ( The permanent method from my previous post is actually only 3 clicks, excluding the r/click on the page ).

    In the screenshot the skin looks like it takes up space, but I have my status bar there as well with speed indicator. :D
     
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    I had a JS on/off toggle switch (well a box that I can tick) on the status bar on Opera as well. It was pretty easy to do.

    Yeah, you can't compare it to ABP in Firefox.
     
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    Ad Muncher does not filter encrypted connections by design.
     
  17. operamail

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    Thanks guys. Your posts are highly appreciated.:)

    1. As Ocky and The Seeker has stated. The problem is caused by the encrypted connection.

    2. Opera does have some built-in approaches of ad blocking, but not functional when it comes to text ads, urlfilter either. And my problem here(Sorry I did not state before) is Gmail's text ads.:doubt:

    3. I personally don't think Opera AdBlock is better than Noads Advanced.

    4. I finally has got rid of that annoying text ads by using style sheet - CSS.

    Anyone know where can I learn more staff about style sheet - CSS? Its expression sort of thing?
     
  18. vasa1

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    To an extent, using CSS is just hiding the symptoms (element hiding) and not the cure (preventing the download of the ad in the first place).
     
  19. vasa1

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    Unfortunately, there's this:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=311354

    Maybe skilled users will be able to look after themselves but unskilled users would have a better chance of escaping if they block *all* ads.
     
  20. Daveski17

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    I gave NoAds Advanced a try but on my desktop PC but I didn't find it particularly any better, it blocked an ad one page that I normally needed to reload the page to hide/block, but failed to block ads that Opera AdBlock did! o_O

    I may try Fanboy's list for Opera. Although last time I tried this it was not so successful.
     
  21. Rmus

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    I'm not sure what this has to do with the topic.

    The OP asks what Opera users do, and is not asking what we would advise others to do.

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  22. vasa1

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    I was responding to this:
     
  23. Rmus

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    Again, I'm speaking for myself, and not suggesting that anyone else not be opposed!



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