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Blocking ads and images in Chimera Web Browsers
One of my all time annoyances (maybe more than others) are web page ads. Chimera was the only browser that I use (besides my brief stint with Safari last week) that did not have an ad or images blocking feature. Well, I stumbled upon the eFritz Chimera tricks page; it's chock full of good stuff. For the image blocking, I've found that the second option in the "How do I block specific site's ads?" section, which shows you how to add in the images preference pane, works the best for my Dec 20, 2002 build.

This makes me a very happy web camper. The only thing I have left to do is to find a way to block similar flash ads, then I'll be set. Cheers!

[Editor's note: This hint explains how to block Flash ads in Mozilla-based browsers.]
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This is a Dup
Authored by: theNonsuch on Jan 17, '03 01:14:01PM
Not to sound priggish, but this is a dup of this hint I submitted last year.

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Token Prude
Authored by: readparse on Jan 17, '03 07:54:46PM

Here's the obligatory rant about ads. Pop-up ads are absolutely miserable and the "community" has been revolting against them for a good amount of them. Chimera's default pop-up blocking has been so good that I've almost forgotten what the pop-up misery is like.

Now then, about the other ads. There are certainly some kinds of ads that are pushing the line, much like pop-up ads do, but I'm talking about advertising in general. It's what makes all the free stuff that we use on the Internet able to be free. Normal banner ads and the like is what I'm talking about. Do yourself a favor and make a list of all the sites you use every day for free, thanks for advertising, and decide which of those you would be willing to pay for and how much you would be willing to pay.

Sorry about this.... end of rant :)

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All Ads Suck
Authored by: jasonxz on Jan 18, '03 10:57:01AM

Thanks for the hint; I will certainly be employing it. Advertising is a leech on society and produces nothing. The less of it on my screen, the better!

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