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Sep. 9th, 2008

11:32 pm - ZippoBlock Plus

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There! Just installed AdBlock Plus. Now, not only can I make annoying ad banners go away, but also annoying userpics here on LJ, or on FurAffinity! ('Cause SHEESH some folks LOOOOVE their seizure-inducing avatars.)

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From:orv
Date:September 10th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
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I frequently have to turn it off for video sites because, on Linux, Flash video windows disappear with AdBlock running -- even if you don't block them. :P
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From:krinndnz
Date:September 10th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
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As far as I'm concerned, without ABP, the Internet is broken. It's the primary reason I haven't started using Chrome.


Also, if you're looking at FA a lot, you might like the FA Extender firefox add-on. Adds a couple of handy links to most FA pages.
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From:yakko
Date:September 10th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
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My main extension keeping me on Firefox is NoScript. I simply refuse to do general non-work-related browsing without it.

Chrome currently has the same limitation that IE does: it only runs on Windows (though for Chrome, that will change soon enough).
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From:nefaria
Date:September 10th, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
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What about avatars that induce seizures by being disgustingly cute?
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From:octan
Date:September 10th, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)
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You're thinking of pancreatic shock. Totally different phenomena. ;)
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:September 10th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
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But, but, wah! Does this mean that no LJ message icons can be seen? No more quizzes like this one?

(*My* beef about LJ avatars - might be LJ's fault, might be Firefox's, might be mine - is that when I hover over the icon to see the keyword associated with the icon, I usually get the popup "Send Message/Add Friend/Etc." instead. Strangely, LJs of friends like you, scooterbird, jdm314 and my own show the keyword, but ones like vakkotaur's and tonyfox's don't. Those two also use a different CSS setup for their LJs (the former group seems to have just "default"), which might be the reason why ... )
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 10th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
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No, no, no. AdBlock Plus gives me the ability to block *specific* images. It lets me see all LJ icons except that one annoying one that that idiot guy uses. You know the one! What a jerk that guy is!

(You can set your LJ, on some settings page somewhere, to stop showing you that Send Message/Add Friend thingy. But yeah, I hate how some LJ layouts don't show the keywords.)
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From:yakko
Date:September 10th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
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Your beef with keywords in the tooltips is LJ's fault. The original comment page (which is used when you say yes to "Disable custom comment pages" or somesuch) lets the keywords tooltip show. I don't think any newer ones do.
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From:yakko
Date:September 10th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
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I have AdBlock Plus installed just to extinguish annoying LJ icons. I don't even block ads with it (unless they are also annoying) thanks to the combination of Google Ads and NoScript not letting much advertising through anyway.
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From:baxil
Date:September 10th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
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Man, a line like that is just begging for comments with annoying icons.

Unfortunately, I don't think I have any truly obnoxious ones. I have my own standards. ];=8)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 10th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
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None so far. I guess if, instead of saying I had a solution to annoying icons, I was complaining that I don't, it would attract 'em.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 10th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
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This is probably my most obnoxious icon.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 11th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Or maybe this one? :}
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 14th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for taking my advice.
The plug-in is especially useful when you are visiting news sites.

Phil the Cat
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