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That's one of 50 or 60 enhancements to the SE user interface in the Stack Apps add-on SOX. You can load it from that link. You will also need a userscript manager installed for it to work -- Greasemonkey (for Firefox), Tampermonkey (for Chrome), or NinjaKit (for Safari). To block Hot Network Questions, select the "Hide the Hot Network Questions module" ...


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I am assuming that you are asking about Adblock Plus. I cannot answer your question for other extensions, some of them implemented the Adblock Plus filter syntax in a slightly broken way. Yes, running Adblock Plus in a whitelist mode is possible. It is somewhat awkward however, the user interface support for this feature is still very lacking. First of all ...


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Change your ad blocking extension to uBlock Origin (Chrome version / Firefox version). The page appears normally and without ads in uBlock Origin in both Firefox and Chrome. In settings » Filter Lists, enable all the filters in the Built-in, Ads, Privacy, Malware Domains, and Multipurpose sections.


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Using uBlock Origin on Windows 7 with FireFox 50.1.0 I was able to achieve your desired result with this: FWIW: I prefer uBlock Origin 10-fold over ABP. ABP is a sell-out but they do allow you to disable their acceptable ads. uBlock feels faster and it is WAY easier to just temporarily unblock a site and re-block it.


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As @djfdat already said: You have to disable "Acceptable Ads". This setting is enabled by default This has nothing to do with your Google query for SSL or SSH. It's just that all Google websites are in the "Acceptable Ads" whitelist. Story behind Google (and other big companies) were asked to pay money by a firm called EYEO GmbH to show ...


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I've been able to successfully stop detection of AdBlock on various sites by following their instructions to enable content when AdBlock is detected. The instructions basically require you to add the AakList (Anti-AdBlock Killer filter list) to the AdBlock filter lists, and also create a custom filter for the sites that are blocking content because of ...


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For folks looking how to unblock elements they manually added themselves, you can click the uBlock icon, click the gear icon in the top left corner to go into the 'dashboard'. From there, go to the 'My Filters' tab and it will show you a list of all elements you've blocked manually. Manually blocking elements is pretty handy for all those annoying social ...


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I'm using Chrome on Windows and it worked like a charm. Maybe try targeting the same elements as mine.


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You can easily add Disqus in your filters. You just add the following: ||disqus.com/embed/comments/ ###disqus_thread To add a filter, go to the uBlock Origin Options page and go to the My Filters tab. Over there you just add the lines you wanna block and click Apply Changes on top.


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You can use the uBlock Origin's own logger for logging the network requests that got blocked or allowed in addition to the CSS rules that were affected by your filters. Please assist this official overview of the logger from the official uBlock Origin own Wiki page: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/The-logger Good luck.


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Here's a different approach. Rather than block Hot Network Questions from appearing, I block the ability to get to the destinations of the links. I found I was wasting a lot of time following up the interesting Hot Network Questions so I installed LeechbBock and set it to only allow *.stackexchange.com for so many minutes each hour. That way I can read the ...


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Blocking via the hosts file is almost certainly going to be faster just because it's much more limited in capability -- basically, you can only block based on hostnames. Ad blocking extensions can implement fine-grained blocking based on URL paths and parameters, as well as many other properties. Host blocking will also tend to be faster because it's ...


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You can use the Stylus browser addon (or similar) and add the following CSS to all SE sites: #hot-network-questions { display: none; } Example from a full version for Stylus here: @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml); /* From https://gist.github.com/akerbos/152d7891d2b8b34edf3a */ @-moz-document domain('stackoverflow.com'), domain('...


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Add this: @@/piwik.php @@/piwik.js to your 'My Filters' tab in the uBlock settings. This should be sufficient to allow piwik tracking globally on most sites.


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You can add an adblock detection removal list where you add your other filters. Go to your ad blocker's settings. If available just activate an adblock warning removal filter. If there's no such filter available, go to custom or my filters, and add one of the ad block warning filter URLs. See below. Ad Block warning filters EasyList Adblock Warning ...


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Go to Adblock options, advanced, your filters, add the following- ||jwplayer.com^ ||jwcdn.com^ ||content.jwplatform.com^ Not sure which one worked, but it seems to work for me.  


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First, it’s all about CSS. Because there’s no unique ID, you need to somehow make a query that matches only the unwanted elements. You can test them in your browser’s developer tools using document.querySelectorAll("...") Sometimes, these elements have other attributes that uniquely identify them, like inline styles. You can match them using an ...


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Any idea how to solve this? The ads in question are in a div with ID "spon_links". <div id="spon_links"> You can use a Greasemonkey script to remove these divs. Solution 1 This is confirmed as working in Firefox when using the uBlock Origin ad blocker. // ==UserScript== // @name startpage.com remove ads // @namespace startpage.com // @...


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You can use the filter box to remove these blocked requests: -net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT


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This answer attempts to block Hot Network Questions (HNQ) only on Stack Exchange (SE) homepage (as per OP's comment). The HNQ on SE Homepage is inside a div with the ID question-list thus the needed filter is stackexchange.com###question-list. This filter will only block HNQ on the SE homepage. It won't block SE Realtime Questions (the parent container is ...


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In your Adblock Plus Options > Filter Lists, make sure you're subscribed to Easylist. Also, turn off the last checkbox on that tab for 'Allow some non-intrusive advertising'.


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The update frequency is determined by your filter subscription. From adblock filter updates not very automatic : The length of time we update filter lists by is decided by the list itself, If you look at EasyList, for example, (link), you will see on line 6 that it expires every 4 days. AdBlock reads this and understands that it only needs to ...


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You could try to unsubscribe from all the filter lists and add the following custom rule: ||ytimg.com^*/swfbin/*ad3 Source: https://adblockplus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19283


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For Google Ads specifically, you can configure what kinds of advertisements Google will show you at https://www.google.com/settings/ads. In particular, near the bottom of the page, there's a section titled "Opt-out settings", with two links that you can click to opt out of contextual ("interest-based", in Google terminology) ads both on Google itself, and ...


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Use iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i br-lan -p udp --dport 53 -j DNAT --to 192.168.1.1 Explanation iptables uses chains to route traffic. We use iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING to select the chain which we want to add the new rule. Then we narrow down the selection to include only traffic going out to the internet by selecting the interface -i br-lan which ...


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As per the Meta Stack Exchange post, Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less "hotness"! — you can hide the HNQ list from the sidebar globally by visiting your preferences page and choosing "Hide Hot Network Questions", which appears in the "Sidebar" section. User preference to remove HNQ sidebar section ...


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The best answer is to use the regular Adblock, not Adblock Plus. The biggest difference between them is that Adblock Plus maintains an internal database of "allowable" advertisements. The Plus part is not for our benefit; it is theirs. Their advertisers pay more in order to get their ads on the "allowable" list so you will see them. Not so with regular ...


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Go to AdBlock Plus > Options > Customize and click on the edit Button next to Manually edit your filters. Here you can add this as a new line: @@file:///|$document This will make an exception for all URLs beginning with the file:// protocol, so for all your local files. See Writing AdBlock Plus filters for further explanation.


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