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Old 11. Feb 2015, 09:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've been following this thread with interest and I have some questions.

1. I don't see ÁBlock listed in Firefox's addons repository. Also, having looked at the instructions for adding ÁBlock to Firefox, it seems to me you have to "side-loaded" it. Am I correct?

2. According to this Ghacks article, Mozilla is implementing extension signing very soon. It means all unsigned extensions will be blocked by the end of September 2015 or thereabouts. I suppose if the developer of ÁBlock doesn't submit this extension for testing, signing, and inclusion in the Firefox repository then it will itself be blocked come end of September. [Pun intended ]. Am I right?
Joe, the extension for FF is only recently available and is still labeled beta. I assume the developer will submit it to Firefox repository eventually.
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Old 11. Feb 2015, 09:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Strange, I don't notice a slowdown using NoScript.

Also, I dug up the NoScript fiasco since you mentioned it. I never heard about it. Quite an interesting read. It must have taken a lot from Giorgio to apologize. Still, what he did was wrong.

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Joe, the extension for FF is only recently available and is still labeled beta. I assume the developer will submit it to Firefox repository eventually.
Sorry, I didn't know it was beta. Let's hope it makes it into the repository then.

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Old 11. Feb 2015, 09:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Strange, I don't notice a slowdown using NoScript
And you shouldn't. Actually, pages should load faster as less resources get loaded when you visit sites. Thats how it feels for me. I guess thats how it feels for you too. Pages getting cleaned up is what I like the most about using NoScript.
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3. I use Firefox with NoScript day-in day-out without exception. I have never installed an adblocking extension. My question is, since NoScript blocks 99.99% of all ads, is there any compelling reason why I should install yet another extension?
In my opinion, yes. NoScript is not an adblocker. I haven't tried ÁBlock but by using Adblock plus, I block annotations in YouTube videos. That alone makes it worthwhile for me to use ABP with NoScript. I can send you a couple of links for you to check and compare visiting sites with NoScript alone and with ABP along NoScript. Huge difference.

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Old 11. Feb 2015, 10:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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...but by using Adblock plus, I block annotations in YouTube videos. That alone makes it worthwhile for me to use ABP with NoScript.
You got a point there.
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You got a point there.
For me, being able to block annotations is huge. I cant stand then and they get easily blocked by an special ABP filter designed specifically for it. I don't believe this filter is available for ublock but I am not sure. Something else that I get out of using ABP, probably would work out the same with ublock is practically all pop ups disappear. And I mean all. I might get to see one or two popups a year. I think I get that like that because I am using both addons. I got one site that I have been going over to now for the last two years that I would be getting a popup every time I stream a football, baseball or whatever game. I get none, that's because of the adblocker not NoScript.

I dont like installing many addons but I consider using an adblocker along NoScript a must. You are using Sandboxie, you can try the adblockers sandboxed. Addons are allowed to install sandboxed, for trying. Just run the installer for the addon from the Mozilla site and restart the browsers when it ask you to.

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Old 12. Feb 2015, 01:10 AM   #16 (permalink)
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OK. I did as you advised and installed ABP in Sandboxie. I also downloaded the filter that blocks YouTube annotations. It works as you say but I think I want to mull on it a while.

Incidentally, there is a link to the filter near the end of this Ghacks article. Who knows, there may even be a way to import it into ÁBlock.
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Old 12. Feb 2015, 02:31 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Who knows, there may even be a way to import it into ÁBlock.
There is. Open up the dashboard. Browse to the "3rd Party Filter Tab." Scroll to the bottom of the page.

At the bottom is a text box where you can import filters. The extension should have some examples available which include youtube filters. In those examples, edit out the exclamation point in front of one you want.

This is the one that only blocks annotations:

https://easylist-downloads.adblockpl...nces_other.txt

Upload the filter and select "apply." The filter should be imported into the extension.

gorhill hasn't added these filters as defaults as they aren't explicitly released under a CC license.
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There is.
Thanks for that.
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Do think they want to make sure ÁBlock is fully functional before submitting it to Mozilla.
If you read user comments (prior to it being removed) there were some negative comments and i believe it was wise of them to remove it in order to keep a positive image, especially if you consider that it is a recent addition.
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Do think they want to make sure ÁBlock is fully functional before submitting it to Mozilla.
If you read user comments (prior to it being removed) there were some negative comments and i believe it was wise of them to remove it in order to keep a positive image, especially if you consider that it is a recent addition.
It showed up on AMO for a bit? My reading of the discussion on github is that they have received some initial feedback from Mozilla as how to pass automated inspection to avoid manual code review. Currently making some code tweaks.
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