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Nettkrawler

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Post Posted December 6th, 2017, 3:46 pm

Hi.

Unfortunately I doesn't know the correct English term for this, or I would have being able to google it myself.

I want to get rid of those really aggressive ads that appear as a layer over the website, and cover the whole web page. Especially on the notebookreview.com web site, there they have such ads that is just impossible to click away - unless you click on those (that ugly ting force the user to click on the ad and thereby taking the user to a web site you don't want to go to).

I have earlier had noscript installed, but it just takes so long time to manually entering all those white-list-js-addresses that is neccesary for pages to operates properly.

Is there an extension that prevents overlay ads to appear ?

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Post Posted December 6th, 2017, 6:29 pm

I was thinking it would have been an overlay, but if I was understanding correctly, it looked like they were using a frame on that page?

Would an adblocker handle it?
Or a "zap" bookmarklet?

NukeAnythingEnhanced (extension) I would think would work - but not in 57 :evilgrin:.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted December 6th, 2017, 10:03 pm

Nettkrawler wrote:Is there an extension that prevents overlay ads to appear ?

uBlock Origin nukes just about everything. Tested it on that site - NO overlays

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... ck-origin/

Give it a try...

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Post Posted December 7th, 2017, 2:09 am

Yep, not seeing anything there with uBlock Origin active, but if you don't want to go the whole advert-free route, then try Behind the Overlay Revival. I used the old one for years and was very pleased to see it's been ported for WE.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... y-revival/

Nettkrawler

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Post Posted December 8th, 2017, 2:31 pm

Thanks for answering, will go try the suggested extensions.

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