Does AdBlock extension slow Safari down?

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  1. jon08
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    Is it just me or does anyone else feel that AdBlock does affect the loading (opening) speed of a website slightly?
     
  2. lionheartednyhc
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    Have they updated it to fix the crashing issue? I stopped using it because it would crash ALL THE TIME. So I guess you could say it loaded slower...since it never loaded.
     
  3. jon08
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    It never crashed for me in the first place... but I guess they've updated it by now? It's at v2.0.9 now.
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy
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    Ideally it should make load times faster since the browser has to load less content.
     
  5. jon08
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    Btw, one quick question: if AdBlock prevents certain vid (or whatever thing you'd actually like to see) from loading, how can you actually whitelist that item so that it will display it?
     
  6. theanimaster
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    Google SunSpider, go to their website and run the test.

    Short answer: HELL YEAH.


    With Adblock not only does it make is WORLDS slower, but it also drains your RAM to heck.

    ...and I ordered 16GB of RAM because of this...
     

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