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Thread: Mozilla Firefox "ad Block" Alert

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    Wolfmight's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    "ad block" doubles or even triples the load time of most pages because it has to process and remove the ads. I thought maybe pages would load "Faster" without ads, but as I tried turning "ad block" off.. each page loaded waay faster without any split-1 second delay.

    In the end.. it's worth having those ads since the page loads faster.

    Just a little tip.. hope no one already posted.

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    Well then just don't install adblock then.

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    I already have Mozilla installed. Is there a way to turn the "ad block" feature off?

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    Originally posted by dOomed@2 August 2004 - 17:49
    I already have Mozilla installed. Is there a way to turn the "ad block" feature off?
    Since when did mozilla come with adblock? Or did you install it as an extension? Adblock works so well for me I hardly even noticed.

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    that prolly depends........ i bet that for 56kers the adblock will improve speeds........
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  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    @Wolfmight
    I have not found any delay in page rendering due to Adblock. While I cannot offer any empirical evidence, my observation is that Adblock actually speeds up page rendering (in addition to making browsing more pleasant).

    @dOomed
    Adblock is an extension; it is not installed with Firefox. If you have installed the Adblock extension, it can be disabled by going to Tools --> Adblock --> Preferences --> Remove check in front of Enable Adblock.

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    Thanks ^^

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    I have learned that larger lists of content to block cause the slower page loading.
    Just make sure you dont have a list of atleast 400 items like mine has.

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    I have found that this short list is a very good starting place to block just about all ads using Adblock (sorry, I don't remember where I got it from). Just copy and save the following as a text file and use the Import Filters function under Adblock Options:


    /\D\d{2,3}x\d{2,3}\D/
    googlesyndication
    us.yimg.com/a/
    /\/buy_assets\//
    /[\W\d_](top|bottom|left|right|)?banner(s|id=|\d|_)[\W\d]/
    /[\W\d](double|fast)click[\W\d]/
    /[\W\d]click(stream|thrutraffic|thru|xchange)[\W\d]/
    /[\W\d]value(stream|xchange|click)[\W\d]/
    /[\W\d]dime(xchange|click)[\W\d]/
    /[\W\d](onlineads?|ad(banner|click|-?flow|frame|ima?g(es?)?|_id|js|log|serv(er|e)?|stream|_string|s|trix|type|vertisements?|v|vert|xchange)?)[\W\d]/

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    If you adblock using the Hosts system it should spead things up

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