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18 Nov, 2014 09:44 PM

Thanks for the great product. I generally don't mind ads and, in many cases, am actually /interested/ in seeing them. However, the asshats who think it's okay to auto-start a video ad with sound are, well... asshats. If there were a way to focus ad-blocking on just those ads that do (or might) play sounds, that would be well worth it for me!


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Neelfyn on 18 Nov, 2014 11:36 PM

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    Hi DroneChip,

    Glad you're enjoying AdBlock! With the current way AdBlock works, it would be difficult to do this, but perhaps using Chrome's Click to play functionality could be a workaround for what you'd like.

    When this option is enabled, you need to click on Flash objects to see them. This way, only Flash content that you actually want to see gets loaded, and audio/video ads don't, because they usually require Flash to work.

    You can find more details about this on Google's support site, in the "Run or block plug-ins" section.

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