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tanstaafl
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Post Posted February 3rd, 2018, 11:20 am

According to https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/chrome-adblocker Chrome is going to include built-in support for ad blocking based on the EasyList and EasyPrivacy ad-blocking lists on 15th February 2018. The biggest difference from a ad-blocker add-on is that you would not be able to add your own web sites to the block list. Supposedly you can disable the built-in ad blocking and continue to rely upon a add-on such as ublock origin to block ads.

Has anybody heard of something similar planned for Firefox Quantum?

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Post Posted February 3rd, 2018, 1:27 pm

i wont take this for good. EasyList and EasyPrivacy are sometimes too intrusive on websites and can break them in lot of ways. and i would bet that firefox wont offer some options like uBlock or adblock plus are offering. so at least a bad idea. (opera has also an integrated adblocker but thats a big joke)
in fact those 2 lists are only basics, if some want more he should be able to opt-out when installing another decent adblocker and so this feature become futile.
and another decent adblocker is highly recommended, there is more crap on the run which are not captured from 2 lists, eg the latest fake "firefox need urgent update" pages.

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Post Posted February 3rd, 2018, 1:44 pm

I'm using the default lists in ublock origin and they don't seem to have ever caused me a problem. The reason why I was asking is a number of friends & relatives that I help with their computer problems will never learn how to install a add-on, let alone tweak its settings.

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Post Posted February 4th, 2018, 3:59 am

i had issues with the easylist on waz.de - it do not show the time of article, i had to whitelist it and creaty my own style
.author-social {visibility: visible !important;}
.author-social .socialbar,
.cookie-note:not(body):not(html),
.footer__social,
.google-plus,
.icon--facebook,
.icon--twitter,
.share-button,
.sharrre,
.socialbar,
.OUTBRAIN,
[href^="whatsapp://send?text="],
.content-options,
.block-header.block-header--banner .teaser__img,
.sidebar

those entries are present in easylist/easyprivacy and thats a bit too much.

eg
https://www.waz.de/politik/der-neue-che ... 35755.html
with easylist missing (under the header):
Michael Kohlstadt
26.01.2018 - 17:59 Uhr


( i am not member of that forum to make input)

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Post Posted February 4th, 2018, 5:08 am

tanstaafl wrote:The reason why I was asking is a number of friends & relatives that I help with their computer problems will never learn how to install a add-on....

On the face of it that sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? Trust me on this, it's not. ](*,)
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Post Posted February 4th, 2018, 10:07 am

Brummelchen wrote: (opera has also an integrated adblocker but thats a big joke)


Why? I use Opera as well as Firefox and have no issues with it.

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