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An automatic pauze button

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02 Nov, 2015 04:54 PM

At some point the ads just became too much for me and I noticed that it limited my internet experience. That's why I installed AdBlock, and I must say I am impressed by the work. However, sometime I wish to passively contribute to the extistence of certain sites by watching the occasional advertisement. I know I can whitelist certain sites or pauze AdBlock, but I would be helped more with a switch that pauzes AdBlock from the start until you 'unpauze' it when you have seen enough ads for the day.

Thanks in advance,


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 02 Nov, 2015 08:44 PM

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    Hi Jochem,

    You can pause AdBlock until you're ready to see ads again. Click the AdBlock button and select Pause AdBlock. To turn it back on, click Unpause AdBlock. :)

    AdBlock Community Manager

  2. Rhana closed this discussion on 02 Nov, 2015 08:44 PM.

  3. Jochem Koopmans re-opened this discussion on 02 Nov, 2015 09:56 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Jochem Koopmans on 02 Nov, 2015 09:56 PM

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    Hello Rhana,

    As I tried to communicate in my initial suggestion, it was already clear to me that such button existed. However, every time I start up my internet AdBlock is automatically switched on, the way it is justly intended. What I would appreciate is a choice in the settings where you can have AdBlock paused from the moment one opens up his or her internet browser (i.e. opposite to what is the case now, when AdBlock is automatically ‘on’ until you pause it). Instead of having to pause AdBlock if one does not want to have ads blocked, one would choose to ‘unpause’ AdBlock when he or she has had enough of the ads.

    Hoping that I have made myself clearer now,



  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Rhana on 03 Nov, 2015 07:11 PM

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    Hi Jochem,

    Oh, my apologies for misunderstanding you. That's an interesting idea. I'll pass it along to our developers for consideration!

    AdBlock Community Manager

  6. Rhana closed this discussion on 03 Nov, 2015 07:11 PM.

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