Running adblock plus on firefox completely ineffective

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dhart535, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I just recently purchased a Macbook pro and have downloaded firefox as my web browser. I installed the add-on adblock pro, and it is without a doubt 100% ineffective; I view web pages and when I place the mouse on top of the icon it tells me it is active, however below it notifies me that it has blocked 0 out of 150 or however blockable items on the given page. I mean absolutely nothing is prevented, I found a similar add on for safari, and the same results, nothing blocked. I must be doing something completely wrong, or something so blatantly obvious, but I really am clueless.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    You got a subscription active? Force an update?
    Failing that, start adding your own wildcard filters as you go.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I have no subscriptions, I don't know what could interfere with those functions, something seems inherently wrong. I literally just bought the computer yesterday.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just using the EasyList (USA) subscription in ABP, works for most ads. I also have my own custom filters as well.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Subscriptions are what tell Adblock how to work. When you first install it, it asks you to choose a subscription. Otherwise, you have to block ads manually.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not given any option to choose a subscription when downloading, I just click ok and then it asks me to restart firefox after it's installed.

    I found that easy list subscription online and now I am seeing results, and yes I understand the logic that there must be a list out there, I just assumed that abp would already carry it. Bad assumption,
    thanks guys and gals
     
  7. macrumors demi-god

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    After you install Adblock Plus and Firefox restarts, it pops up a browser window asking you to select a subscription.

    Most of the times I've done this, that window ends up getting hidden behind another Firefox window, so it's easy to miss. And if you're like me and command-Q when you're done browsing, it closes all Firefox windows, so you'll really never have seen it.

    Glad you got it up and running! :)
     
  8. macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    If you pair Adblock with NoScript you'll be able to eliminate even more ads.
     

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