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ad-blocking in Chrome, some news...
« on: July 01, 2010, 11:38:12 PM »

New in version 2.0:  Ads are actually BLOCKED FROM DOWNLOADING now, instead of just being removed after the fact!

Note that Chrome doesn't actually support this all the way, so a few resources might still load before AdBlock can get to them, in which case we'll remove those as usual.  AdBlock does block resources flawlessly in Safari -- get it at

I checked with fiddler, and it seems to do what it says...remains to see how the browser behaves now.

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Re: ad-blocking in Chrome, some news...
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 02:11:14 PM »
+1 thanks for sharing.
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Re: ad-blocking in Chrome, some news...
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 08:03:45 PM »
Hi Logos,

I did as you asked and here is my point of view on the matter, as I gave it in the NS forums:

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Re: NS in Chrome (a few things have changed)

Postby luntrus ┬╗ Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:00 pm
Hi forum friends,

For me this issue is one of the issues why I always returned to a Mozilla type browser, they have NS inside.
GoogleChrome, and the clones thereof, like SRWare's Iron cannot support it somehow,
another point to try and get broader multi-browser support at any moment for our best extension/plug-in around,
is that the developers of the flock browser now with their new beta also decided to develop further into a Chrome based browser direction, and I will be eventually without Mozilla support for the flock browser, so also without NS there.
Can the new flock beta come out with NS extension support or do they follow the GoogleChrome
out-of-the-box development, with their "pepper" plug-in (Adobe flash a la default) policy and silent update/patch regime,

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Re: ad-blocking in Chrome, some news...
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 08:13:30 PM »
Hi Polonus,

thanks, I already read your post there  ;) The thing is even if speed is still not there, FF4 is quite promising, it already beats all the rest with D2D (hardware acceleration) on HTML5, twice as fast IE9 preview on MS own test found here: Second is Opera and last, like 8 times slower then FF4.0b1, comes Google Chrome... ;D
 They will implement JaegerMonkey later this year, that could bring speed on FF on par with Chrome and Opera.

 As to Flock, from what I read they're definitely switching to Webkit, so you won't have much choice but go back to Firefox.
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Re: ad-blocking in Chrome, some news...
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 10:52:32 AM »
really funny ;D >>> Google is not responsible for now allowing Chrome ad-blocking extensions to block the download of ads instead of just hiding them like it use to be: the ability was inherited from some modification in Apple Webkit ;D ...Google might not even have been aware of that when it happened :D

Google discovers Chrome can (really) block ads