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Installing Flashblock for Camino (suppress Flash ads)

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Post Posted May 30th, 2004, 10:23 am

jbzoller wrote:Sorry, JB.

Try re-downloading from the same link above. I modified the file that's there leaving off the last three lines. Overwrite your current copy with this. I hope that does it after a fresh restart of Camino.


Thanks again, jb.
Now I've got my links underlined and no adds also.
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Post Posted May 31st, 2004, 3:07 pm

so.. Could we please get back on topic?
I find it very interesting that you can actually install some firefox/mozilla-extensions in Camino - and I'd like to find out which other extensions that would work..

Has anyone had any success with other extensions?

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Post Posted June 3rd, 2004, 6:26 pm

Ok guys, I'm new to all this, after reading the forum, and downloading a bunch of files I AM STILL CONFUSED!!!!! :-)

I orginally downloaded the "flashblock.xpi" from mozdev.org, and put it into the userid/Library/Application Support/Camino/chrome/ folder.

Restarted Camino, and NOTHING :-)

The next step is what? Is there a next step?

Next I downloaded the fixed "userContent.css file" file that jbzoller posted (thank you), and put this into the chrome folder along with the flashblock.xpi file.

Restarted Camino, and OK now there are no more flash adds (thank gawd!) :-)

But....

>That’s the nice thing about FlashBlock. It merely suppresses
>autoplay. You can play any Flash content by clicking on it.

I don't seem to be able to do THIS?

Click on what? Any site that USED to have flash adds now have a blank spot, nothing to click on as far as I can see....

I am soooooo confused, any help you guys can offer is GREATLY appreciated!!!

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Post Posted June 4th, 2004, 12:36 am

Ivan Good wrote:I orginally downloaded the "flashblock.xpi" from mozdev.org, and put it into the userid/Library/Application Support/Camino/chrome/ folder.

Why’d you do that? Nowhere in my instructions do I say to do that. Go back and read them again.

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Post Posted June 4th, 2004, 1:25 am

I said I was confused

>1 Quit Camino
>2 Install the FlashBlock XPI into Mozilla

I don't have Mozilla. I don't want Mozilla. I just want to use Camino with out any FLASH Adds!!!!!!! :-)

- Ivan

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Post Posted June 4th, 2004, 3:12 am

What's so hard to understand about this?

1. Quit Camino
2. Install the FlashBlock XPI into Mozilla
3. Find the FlashBlock.jar, copy it to ~/Library/Application Support/Camino/chrome/


When you install the XPI into Firefox/Mozilla, it produces a .jar-file in Mozilla/Firefox's chrome-folder. THIS is the file you need to copy to you Camino-folder, and not the XPI itself.

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Post Posted June 4th, 2004, 5:13 am

Ivan Good wrote:I don't have Mozilla. I don't want Mozilla. I just want to use Camino with out any FLASH Adds!


At this point, you are out of luck then. The directions are pretty clear about needing to install it into Mozilla before you can set it up for Camino; you can't alter the instructions at random and expect it to still work.

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Post Posted June 4th, 2004, 5:24 am

smorgan wrote:
Ivan Good wrote:I don't have Mozilla. I don't want Mozilla. I just want to use Camino with out any FLASH Adds!


At this point, you are out of luck then. The directions are pretty clear about needing to install it into Mozilla before you can set it up for Camino; you can't alter the instructions at random and expect it to still work.


Why not try the above listed (see pg. 1):>userContent.css file<


Here are the instructions as pprovided by jbz. It's working for me; as well as Pith Helmet works on safari.

{1. ctrl-click on my the link above for the file and "Download Link Target..."
2. Navigate with the menu to your{user_id}/Library/Application Support/Camino/chrome/ folder.
3. Click "Save."
4. Alternatively, if you already have a userContent.css file in there (i.e., you are asked to overwrite an existing file), then you may just want to download the above file to your desktop and relocate your original before moving this one in to replace it.

HTH,
jbz}


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Post Posted June 4th, 2004, 5:28 am

JB:
Using only the userContent.css file will block flash completely. FlashBlock is intended to block flash by default but allow it to run by clicking on the blocked flash.

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Post Posted June 4th, 2004, 6:30 am

Alternative solution:

Rename flashblock.xpi to flashblock.zip. Extract it using Stuffit (or whatever) and you will find the .jar file you need.

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Post Posted June 4th, 2004, 6:47 am

neilj wrote:Alternative solution:

Rename flashblock.xpi to flashblock.zip. Extract it using Stuffit (or whatever) and you will find the .jar file you need.


Will that also allow you to obtain the appropriate chrome.rdf changes?

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Post Posted June 4th, 2004, 7:16 pm

Sheesh! This is a lot of fuss! This isn't rocket science. I know, I teach that.

Forget flashblock. I got nothing against the developer, but this really isn't that tough.

If you want to have access to all flash stuff by clicking on it, then just ctrl-click (or right-click) on this and save it as ~/Users/YOU/Library/Application Support/Camino/chrome/userContent.css where YOU is you... your user name, that is. Done.

Alternatively, just click on it to see the code and then you can copy and paste into your userContent.css file. This is also recommended if you have other things in your userContent.css file that you want to keep active.
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Post Posted June 5th, 2004, 4:50 am

jbzoller wrote:Sheesh! This is a lot of fuss! This isn't rocket science. I know, I teach that.

Forget flashblock. I got nothing against the developer, but this really isn't that tough.

If you want to have access to all flash stuff by clicking on it, then just ctrl-click (or right-click) on this and save it as ~/Users/YOU/Library/Application Support/Camino/chrome/userContent.css where YOU is you... your user name, that is. Done.

Alternatively, just click on it to see the code and then you can copy and paste into your userContent.css file. This is also recommended if you have other things in your userContent.css file that you want to keep active.


Thanks again, jb. I've tried both solutions now and prefer your earlier remedy:

>userContent.css file<

which actualy removes the banner.

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Post Posted June 6th, 2004, 5:30 pm

>Thanks again, jb. I've tried both solutions now and prefer
>your earlier remedy:

Yes THANKS jb, works a treat, just what I was looking for (without having to go to Rocket Science School) :-)

- Ivan

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Post Posted December 16th, 2004, 4:14 pm

Will the CSS solution prevent them from being downloaded in the first place, or does it just prevent them from playing? (we can save bandwidth if we don't even download them unless we want them).

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