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Offline CTWarmbrodt

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Disable Shortcuts
« on: April 14, 2019, 06:28:45 AM »
I've recently downloaded Avast Secure Browser, and I was wondering if there was any way to do it where you can disable shortcuts' thumbnails from appearing on the homepage?  I know I was able to do this sort of thing on Google Chrome at one point, but I don't think I'm able to do so with this browser.  Nothing crucial or anything like that, but I personally don't like to see those things on my home screen.

If there's any way to do this, I'd truly appreciate it.  Thanks!

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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 06:44:55 PM »
It is now possible to delete the shortcuts one-by-one from the 3dots menu that appears when you click an individual shortcut.

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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 09:09:00 PM »
I have a short cut from bookings.com on my Tab Page - tried to delete it using the three dots command.  No luck.  I did not access the bookings.com web page before today - it just showed up.  I scanned thru my History to verify - no entry from booking.com.  Any suggestions???

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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 08:32:43 AM »
I have a short cut from bookings.com on my Tab Page - tried to delete it using the three dots command.  No luck.  I did not access the bookings.com web page before today - it just showed up.  I scanned thru my History to verify - no entry from booking.com.  Any suggestions???
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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 09:10:49 PM »
Newest ASB version Aspen (thanks Asyn) still brings up two unwanted shortcuts after running Ctrl+Shift+Delete.  Reproducible. 

TurboTax has been replaced by Booking.com

See attached below: 
  • First is first open of ASB browser
  • Second is during a YouTube session
  • Third is after running web-cleaning routine  [EDIT:]  (Run Ctrl+Shift+Delete)
If advertising, seems counter intuitive to produce these at the end of a web session.   ???
« Last Edit: April 18, 2019, 05:13:40 AM by mchain »
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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2019, 12:55:46 AM »

Simple way to get rid of what you don't want to appear:
Hover your mouse over the Ad shortcut and click on the X to close (delete) it.
That's what I did and I've restarted the browser and the "ad" icons are still gone.
(Don't tell Avast, they might put them back. :) )
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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2019, 11:43:53 PM »
Removing the Advertising Shortcuts in the Avast Secure Browser
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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2019, 07:00:57 AM »
Thanks Bob, but no luck. They keep coming back here.
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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2019, 02:00:21 PM »
Thanks Bob, but no luck. They keep coming back here.
As you can see, that 's not my experience. Don't know if it's different in the EU ???
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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2019, 02:05:07 PM »
Thanks Bob, but no luck. They keep coming back here.
As you can see, that 's not my experience. Don't know if it's different in the EU ???
The start page is also "clean" here, but when I open a new tab, they're back.
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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2019, 02:23:33 PM »
Thanks Bob, but no luck. They keep coming back here.
As you can see, that 's not my experience. Don't know if it's different in the EU ???
The start page is also "clean" here, but when I open a new tab, they're back.
Here, that's not the case. I can open a new tab or I can open the home page it shows the same as my screenshot.
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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2019, 02:30:31 PM »
Thanks Bob, but no luck. They keep coming back here.
As you can see, that 's not my experience. Don't know if it's different in the EU ???
The start page is also "clean" here, but when I open a new tab, they're back.
Here, that's not the case. I can open a new tab or I can open the home page it shows the same as my screenshot.
Lucky you..!! :)
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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2019, 02:39:53 PM »
Highly doubt that luck has anything to do with it. :)
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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2019, 02:45:13 PM »
Highly doubt that luck has anything to do with it. :)
Probably not, but if they treat US and EU differently, it would be good to know (from the source). ;)
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Re: Disable Shortcuts
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2019, 06:30:58 PM »
@Asyn,
I manually installed Version 73.0.1270.87. I have a specific home page set, so I do not see shortcuts on that page. I deleted all page shortcuts leaving only the search bar and +Add Shortcut. So far shortcuts do not reapper on new tab pages. I am also within EU.