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Removing social network buttons and widget boxes in webpages ?

andy8

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 6, 2009
156
1
Hi All,

Does anyone have a method of removing the Facebook 'share/like' boxes, Google Plus widget boxes and twitter widgets on visited webpages ?

Its very annoying because these boxes sometimes cover the texts I read and even move around the webpages. For example on Guardian.co.uk, there are three different widget boxes : Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook that moves along (even when I scroll).

I'm using Safari 6 to browse webpages. I tried to set using optional blocking via Safari ad-blocker extension but it wasn't successful in removing all widget boxes. Probably there is a special extension specifically for this issue.
 

SandboxGeneral

Moderator emeritus
Sep 8, 2010
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Detroit
Hi All,

Does anyone have a method of removing the Facebook 'share/like' boxes, Google Plus widget boxes and twitter widgets on visited webpages ?

Its very annoying because these boxes sometimes cover the texts I read and even move around the webpages. For example on Guardian.co.uk, there are three different widget boxes : Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook that moves along (even when I scroll).

I'm using Safari 6 to browse webpages. I tried to set using optional blocking via Safari ad-blocker extension but it wasn't successful in removing all widget boxes. Probably there is a special extension specifically for this issue.

Try Ghostery.
 
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andy8

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 6, 2009
156
1
You can try it with both which should work fine. I use it that way.

That would be great. I just hope that it doesn't slow down the browser.
Thank again for the recommendation. I appreciate it a lot.
 
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SandboxGeneral

Moderator emeritus
Sep 8, 2010
26,482
9,991
Detroit
That would be great. I just hope that it doesn't slow down the browser.
Thank again for the recommendation. I appreciate it a lot.

In all likelihood, your browsing experience should be quicker being that certain elements are being prevented from loading.
 
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Weaselboy

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Jan 23, 2005
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I'm using Safari 6 to browse webpages. I tried to set using optional blocking via Safari ad-blocker extension but it wasn't successful in removing all widget boxes. Probably there is a special extension specifically for this issue.

Add this block list to your AdBlock and it will kill the social buttons/widgets. The block list is Fanboy's Annoyances list.
 
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