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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 9:04 am

Hey guys,

I'm sure most of us here know (if you use adblock) that it won't correctly block flash ads with Flash Player 8.0. If you enable "Object Tabs" none of the flash works. I think the simplest solution is to download Flash player 7.0 - I see no difference betweed 7.0 and the newest.

I know there is a "patial fix" available for adblock - but downgrading to 7.0 is so much easier. Does anyone know where i can find the install for this version? I remember a site that had all sorts of program installs that were older versions, but i don't have the URL right now.

-Thanks, Cody.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 9:28 am

You're looking for Macromedic Flash Player 7.0 install? See this thread on the issue http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... 73#1806473

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 9:35 am

Try <a href="http://bene.sitesled.com/install.htm"><u>Adblock Plus 0.5.10</u></a>.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 9:51 am

Cody-7 wrote:Hey guys,

I'm sure most of us here know (if you use adblock) that it won't correctly block flash ads with Flash Player 8.0. If you enable "Object Tabs" none of the flash works.


Obj-Tabs is a superfluous feature for newbies.
Ctrl + Shift + F = Flash override toggle

There is not one good reason to go to an older version of Adblock, IMO.
So stick with the latest version.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 1:20 pm

How DOSE one uninstall Adblock? I cant find it in Start/Programs, which is what I expected, it's keeping me from seeing some things I want to see. I don't have any idea as to whether I can disable Adblock temporarily, which would be great.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 1:30 pm

Ctrl + Shift + B toggles Adblock on/off.
The status is indicated in the bottom-right as Disabled when disabled.
Toggle again with Ctrl + Shift + B to switch it back on.

Uninstallation is just like any other Extension:
Tools > Extensions > (select the Adblock extension)
Press Uninstall.

Clicking on the actual Adblock text in the bottom-right brings up a window that tells you what was blocked (in red) and what rule (filter) was responsible for the block for any current page/tab you are on.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 2:09 pm

KellyJoe wrote:How DOSE one uninstall Adblock? I cant find it in Start/Programs, which is what I expected, it's keeping me from seeing some things I want to see. I don't have any idea as to whether I can disable Adblock temporarily, which would be great.


I'll just add, for the sake of completeness:

I can't imagine anyone wanting to uninstall Adblock (unless you're installing a new version and need to uninstall the old), so here are some tips:
Use the latest Adblock. Save it. Make note of where you saved it.


Uninstall any older version you may have.
After each uninstall or re-install, you should close all windows of the browser (including download windows) and restart it.

Install new version in Firefox by going to the:
File menu in Firefox and selecting:
Open File...
Navigate to the adblock-dev.xpi file you saved in the link above.
You'll get a prompt. Install it. Restart browser by closing all its windows, then restarting.

Now you need to tell Adblock what to block.
Use FilterSet.G ad filters as a very good basis for all your ad-blocking.

Here's how:
Save the latest FilterSet.G text file from here:
(right-click the link then select Save Link As..)
http://www.pierceive.com/filtersetg/2005-10-31a.txt
Make note of where you saved it.

Now, in Firefox's menus again, go:
Tools > Adblock > Preferences > Adblock Options > Import Filters..
Navigate to the FilterSet.G txt file you saved, above.

Overwrite when it asks you.
Done.

Most ads will be blocked painlessly now.
If you want to block Flash-based ads that aren't blocked in the default FilterSet.G list, just use Ctrl + Shift + F to be able to overlay the flash ads and be able to block them. Toggle back with Ctrl + Shift + F when you're done.

The latest Adblock is always updated in this thread here:
http://aasted.org/adblock/viewtopic.php?t=2264
...for future reference.

Hope that helps?

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 2:51 pm

FatJohn wrote:You're looking for Macromedic Flash Player 7.0 install?

Yes, i am looking for the Flash Player 7 install - that is so much easier than trying to find work-arounds with adblock.

be wrote:Obj-Tabs is a superfluous feature for newbies.
Ctrl + Shift + F = Flash override toggle

Well, umm... Let's say i want to play a flash game at addictinggames.com for example. And i want to block all of the annoying flash ads around the game. I can simply click the adblock tab above which add i want to block. Ctrl + Shift + F blocks all flash on that page - kind of pointless.

P.S. When i open adblock-dev.xpi with Firefox, nothing happens.

P.S. #2 - Oh look! "ads by Goooooooooogle" at the top of the page! Come here Adblock! I'm telling ya, Google is worthless that's all they do is spam ads all over the net. I can go to any other bizillion serch engines out there.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 3:10 pm

Cody-7 wrote:
FatJohn wrote:You're looking for Macromedic Flash Player 7.0 install?

Yes, i am looking for the Flash Player 7 install - that is so much easier than trying to find work-arounds with adblock.

be wrote:Obj-Tabs is a superfluous feature for newbies.
Ctrl + Shift + F = Flash override toggle

Well, umm... Let's say i want to play a flash game at addictinggames.com for example. And i want to block all of the annoying flash ads around the game. I can simply click the adblock tab above which add i want to block. Ctrl + Shift + F blocks all flash on that page - kind of pointless.


Ctrl + Shift + F is simply a toggle so you can click over the flash advertisement and Adblock it, which you normally wouldn't be able to do due to it being a flash object (which shows a different right-click menu). That is, Ctrl + Shift + F doesn't block anything at all, but allows you to actually select what to block.

Once you've selected what to block, u Ctrl + Shift + F again. Simple.

P.S. When i open adblock-dev.xpi with Firefox, nothing happens.

Dunno what to tell ya...it works fine here after downloading. Try to go to the Adblock thread and install from the direct install link..

P.S. #2 - Oh look! "ads by Goooooooooogle" at the top of the page! Come here Adblock! I'm telling ya, Google is worthless that's all they do is spam ads all over the net. I can go to any other bizillion serch engines out there.


I see no Google ads. Did you import FilterSet.G?

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 3:23 pm

I would recommend using Adblock Plus 0.5.10 along with the Filterset.G Updater. That combination works great!

<a href="http://bene.sitesled.com/adblock.htm">Adblock Plus 0.5.10</a>

<a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=1136">Adblock Filterset.G Updater</a>

Using the above combo, you can run Flash Player 8 with no problems.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 3:33 pm

using any combo, you can run flash player 8 without problems. The key is to simply have Obj-Tabs off (which is OFF by default in recent versions) and a semi-recent build of Adblock for latest Mozilla/Firefox/Netscape compatibility..

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 4:28 pm

Well guys, i finally found the Flash Player 7 install (It can be found here... http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_14266 ).

I see exactly what you mean now, be, about using Ctrl + Shift + F, i guess that works too. But now that i got flashplayer 7 re-installed, there's no need to mess around with Adblock's settings anymore. And i think i will try the "Filterset.G Updater" because it looks very useful.

It would be great if you guys could make a sticky listing that URL for flash player 7 for people who might have the same problem as me.

P.S. i had adblock disabled when i saw the "gooooooogle" ad. But, wouldn't you guys agree, that you see those "ads by goooooogle" banners all over the net?

Thanks for the help! - Cody.

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Post Posted December 6th, 2010, 12:19 pm

KellyJoe wrote:How DOSE one uninstall Adblock? I cant find it in Start/Programs, which is what I expected, it's keeping me from seeing some things I want to see. I don't have any idea as to whether I can disable Adblock temporarily, which would be great.

Learn how to spell and quit hyjackin threads.This one is about how addblock cant block fucking flash player!!! Moron

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Post Posted December 6th, 2010, 12:26 pm

Wow. A nasty posted attached to a thread that ended in 2005. Locking. Please post a new thread if you can be polite about it.
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