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How-to: Remove ads from FB in ie10

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23rd December 2012, 04:36 AM   |  #1  
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Sooo, I set out on a quest to block all ads, including Facebook ones to, well, speed up and clean up the interwebs. So, to block ads on Facebook and many other sites, I use not only tracking protection lists, but also this.

First, download and extract the zip attachment
Then, open desktop ie, go to internet options > general > accessibility > check “format documents using my style sheet”
Hit browse, navigate to and select the previously downloaded css.
Hit ok, and then ok again.

That's it! No more ads on FB!
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23rd December 2012, 06:09 AM   |  #2  
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Works great, thanks.
23rd December 2012, 08:31 AM   |  #3  
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Work Perfectly !
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23rd December 2012, 10:10 AM   |  #4  
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Ah cool, never though of using the stylesheets to hide ads.

Note though, unlike with Tracking Protection and "real" ad blockers, this doesn't actually protect you in any way. It just hides the element from displaying on the screen. Tracking cookies will still get places, (potentially malicious) JavaScript will still run, and your browser will take the time and bandwidth to download the files anyhow. It's unlikely to actually speed stuff up much.
29th December 2012, 12:11 PM   |  #5  
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Code:
/*www.facebook.com*/
#rightCol,
/*www.facebook.com*/
#rightCol,
Blocking "rightcol" doesn't seem a bit excessive? I'd see lots of false positives from that.
29th December 2012, 08:05 PM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mp3geek

Code:
/*www.facebook.com*/
#rightCol,
/*www.facebook.com*/
#rightCol,
Blocking "rightcol" doesn't seem a bit excessive? I'd see lots of false positives from that.

There's no way to just block the ads that I found, and the "rightcol" is full of sponsored "your friend likes this page" junk. Plus, I've never liked the suggested friends area.
30th December 2012, 04:31 AM   |  #7  
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Or alternatively blocking most ads via css works fine with a more up to date list.

/From the Author.
Last edited by mp3geek; 30th December 2012 at 04:39 AM.

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