Removing social network buttons and widget boxes in webpages ?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by andy8, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. andy8 macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Try Ghostery.
     
  3. andy8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. Would Ghostery have inflictions with Safari ad-block ? Should I uninstall the latter and just use Ghostery as my main ad-blocker ?
     
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    You can try it with both which should work fine. I use it that way.
     
  5. andy8 thread starter macrumors regular

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

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    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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