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Adblock to userscript for any platform

Andreas Mustola's Avatar

Andreas Mustola

15 Feb, 2015 07:42 AM

Adblock does not work on Android. But userscript does. It would be great if you could use the "Block an object on this site". Block few things. And then export it as a user script. Put it on a android device and run it as user script for the specified page. This way you could use the Adblock like a page shaper tool.

  1. 1 Posted by James Edward Le... on 16 Feb, 2015 04:46 AM

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    UserScripts don't have the privileges necessary to do the things that AdBlock does; specifically, they cannot prevent URLs from being downloaded, although they can remove DOM elements and thereby cancel pending downloads.

    However, there are old UserScripts, like AdSweep, that do a decent job of trying to block ads.

    The only place I can think of on Android where UserScripts work and AdBlock does not is Opera Mobile Classic, where the best you can do is go to opera:config and set the UserJS directory and the URL Filter File to a place that is user-writable.

  2. 2 Posted by Kieran on 16 Feb, 2015 05:38 PM

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    On Android, we recommend using Disconnect Mobile and/or installing AdBlock to the Firefox browser by opening in Firefox for Android.

  3. Kieran closed this discussion on 16 Feb, 2015 05:38 PM.

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