It is Adblock Plus. ABC TV won't let me on to see Survivor Ponderosa
but it is on YouTube.
Can't remember what the site was but I posted one here and someone said
they could not stand watching it because of all the crap that appeared.
I did not know as Adblock Plus had hid it for me.
I think there's a little video I have to let play for 10 seconds
before I can click on Skip Video. I don't mind this, I don't mind a
a few ads, a few video ads, but it's great not to have nearly as many.
I also have Adobe Flash, which is still listed as Shockwave Flash, in
Firefox at least, changed from Always Activate to Ask to Activate.
There are lots of pages that show the small box at the top asking to
activate that do everything I want done without activating, 80 or 90%
don't need activation. When I do activate, I only do it for one
This seems to have cut down by 80 or 90% the number of "Script will
not stop" problems I have, and when I do get that, it's much more
likely I'll know which tab generated it.
OTOH, once trying to watch a movie on pbs.org, the box didn't show up,
and I had to go to Firefox add-ons, change the setting to Always
Activate, reload the page, and watch the movie, then change the
setting back again. Maybe one other page was like that but only
On two or three sites, I've gotten boxes where I guess ads were meant
to be that say more or less, Please turn off Adblock Plus. One
specifically said that if I registered, they wouldn't send me ads, and
I guess registration is free, but that must mean they'd send me spam.
Which is worse? Still I felt a little bad that they knew I was
blocking them. I don't want to hurt their computer's feelings.
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