blocking ads on hotmail and other sites

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18 Aug, 2016 08:44 AM

I have a PowerPC G4 Mac (OS 10.4.11) and use both Safari (an outdated Safari 4, of course) and Tenfourfox 7450-38.10. I use Tenfourfox to open hotmail outlook and recently it has started to get bogged down by graphic-heavy ad banners on the side. Any suggestions on how I could block these ads? Thanks for your time (and for supporting our old but still wonderful Macs!)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 18 Aug, 2016 07:58 PM

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    You could install Adblock Plus or uBlock Origin. Both of these extensions will take care of your problem.

  2. 2 Posted by askesk on 18 Aug, 2016 10:23 PM

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    Thank you, Chris. It's bed time in my neck of the woods, but I will try
    your suggestions tomorrow. Thanks for your time.

  3. 3 Posted by askesk on 19 Aug, 2016 01:00 PM

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    Hello, Chris. I have downloaded uBlock Origin for Firefox and it works like
    a charm on hotmail outlook. However it seems to prevent me from using some
    features of another website I use quite often (full screen slideshow on I tried adding this website to the
    whitelist but it still blocks the feature. I am not very adept at playing
    with the various toggles, but will try.

    Thank you for your help so far anyways.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 19 Aug, 2016 02:15 PM

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    You can disable uBlock for by clicking the big blue Power button when you're at that site, see screenshot. But this also depends on the filter lists you're using and whether you've enabled element hiding (cosmetic filtering).

  5. 5 Posted by askesk on 19 Aug, 2016 02:21 PM

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    Oh, Gosh... I'm such an oaf.
    Thank you for your help and for you patience with my ineptitude.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 19 Aug, 2016 05:10 PM

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    No problem. If you do it like this, the correct host name is added to the whitelist automatically.

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