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Last post Author Topic: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful  (Read 6972 times)

IainB

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10 Chrome Extensions to avoid...
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2016, 09:35:20 PM »

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2016, 09:33:25 AM »
Sobering post: 10 Chrome Extensions You Should Uninstall Right Now

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Interesting article.  Glad I was too lazy to install most of them.  :)

Although for me uBlock Origin was not a viable alternative.  The cure was worse than the disease.  Enough sites went weird with it running that I just got rid of it.


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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2016, 10:51:01 AM »
Sobering post: 10 Chrome Extensions You Should Uninstall Right Now

AdBlock? - Oops!



Interesting article.  Glad I was too lazy to install most of them.  :)

Although for me uBlock Origin was not a viable alternative.  The cure was worse than the disease.  Enough sites went weird with it running that I just got rid of it.




I had the same problem- so I stick with uBlock, and it works for me.  Might want to try it.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2016, 10:51:31 AM »
> Although for me uBlock Origin was not a viable alternative.  The cure was worse than the disease.  Enough sites went weird with it running that I just got rid of it.

(Wait.. the below is for uMatrix!)

I think the trick, especially on youtube sites which should have a global allow somehow, is to quickly hit the block and either make one or two reds green (frame and all) which still leaves nonsense things like google-analytics blocked. Or simply disable (top, toward the left.) The point is that if you have 15 or 20 websites open that are ok, they are far less likely to be scripting away to plunge your firefox into darkeness.  A reasonable trade-off.

If I remember, I dumped uBlock Origin also.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2016, 02:27:27 PM »
I like uBlock Origin. I find it a lot faster than AdBlock Plus, and extremely effective in blocking advertising.

It's true that at times it can be oversensitive, such as with complex webpages when they try to load combo boxes into an existing page, or with certain shopping cart pages, but I just learnt to untick it for those particular pages only.

To specifically control ads and annoying behaviour on YouTube I recommend "Magic Actions for YouTube." It gives you a lot of options to select or deselect individual YouTube features.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2016, 03:44:56 PM »
I had the same problem- so I stick with uBlock, and it works for me.  Might want to try it.

Thanks.  I'll give it a go.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2016, 07:04:39 PM »
Since adblocking is built-in to Slimjet it makes ad-blocker extensions/add-ons superfluous. Chrome, however, would still need a blocker.
 - Is that correct?

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2016, 07:26:12 PM »
Since adblocking is built-in to Slimjet it makes ad-blocker extensions/add-ons superfluous. Chrome, however, would still need a blocker.
 - Is that correct?

That is correct... as long as you trust their algorithm.  Personally, I found Slimjet slower with more memory consumption, and following issue.  And I really wanted to like SlimJet.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2016, 07:35:37 PM »
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One major issue for me:
Autoplay videos consume way too much CPU and RAM for every browser I have tried, and I have tried all of them. Autoplay video ads can be blocked of course but sites that have videos for other purposes (news etc.) I should either avoid or live with high resource consumption? That is a false choice in my opinion. Eternally waiting for a programmer that "solves" this  :-\


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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2016, 08:08:16 AM »
Since adblocking is built-in to Slimjet it makes ad-blocker extensions/add-ons superfluous. Chrome, however, would still need a blocker.
 - Is that correct?

With SlimJet you may still need the JavaScript plugin blocker.  It counters those sites that put a black popup over the whole page, making you click the 'x' to get rid of it.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2016, 10:06:05 PM »
@MilesAhead: Thanks for the suggestion. I have installed JavaScript Popup Blocker.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2016, 06:16:50 PM »
@MilesAhead: Thanks for the suggestion. I have installed JavaScript Popup Blocker.

You are welcome.  I don't recall it giving me any hassles.  Hopefully it will work as well for you.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2016, 06:59:53 PM »
@MilesAhead: Thanks for the suggestion. I have installed JavaScript Popup Blocker.
You are welcome.  I don't recall it giving me any hassles.  Hopefully it will work as well for you.
Well, it seems to be working fine and is relatively unobtrusive. One can see it in action as the annoying pop-ups and masking screens that one is accustomed to seem to momentarily appear/flicker and then are gone. I'm not sure how it works, but it rather looks as though the offending script might be being defeated after the annoyance has been initially written/output to the screen display buffer.