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Load but hide ads is needed

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04 Jun, 2015 06:29 PM

As already suggested by John Rix, a way of loading but hiding ads would be extremely useful for the reasons he lists.
My suggestion is that as an "advanced" option, there could be extra menu items: "Hide ads on this page" and "Hide ads on this domain".

There is a possible compromise, but that would probably be much harder to implement: Basically my main problem with ads is that I find web pages impossible to read when there is something flashing or moving next to the text I am trying to read. If AdBlock could detect animation and disable that, then the ad won't bother me and occasionally might even be useful. With animated GIFs you could simply limit the display to the first frame. With FLASH and JS animations, you probably have to stop the script from running or maybe cover it up with a grey box (as the old "Flash Block" did).

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 04 Jun, 2015 07:15 PM

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    Hi Manfred,

    Thanks for your suggestion! I've passed this on to our developers.

    If you have any experience in making browser extensions in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery, please take a look at and send us a patch as an attachment! Our code is licensed under the GNU GPLv3.

    AdBlock Community Manager

  2. Rhana closed this discussion on 04 Jun, 2015 07:15 PM.

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