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  • Firefox incorporating ads

    Ugh.

  • #2
    This was announced about a year ago and it is not what it sounds like. It was supposed to put ads on the "new tabs" screen until you filled it up with your favorite sites.

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    • #3
      With at least the last couple of versions or so, there's been an option turn off the new tabs window which replaces it with a blank window. I've done that in mine.
      ~ Russell ("MelMak")

      "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

      Fight_spam!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
        This was announced about a year ago and it is not what it sounds like. It was supposed to put ads on the "new tabs" screen until you filled it up with your favorite sites.
        Apparently if you clear your history, the ads will reappear; at least there's the option to turn ads off totally. For now.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Paprika View Post
          Apparently if you clear your history, the ads will reappear; at least there's the option to turn ads off totally. For now.
          I clear my history all the time but never get ads. I do use a newtab addon that let's you customize your newtab tab.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sparko View Post
            I clear my history all the time but never get ads. I do use a newtab addon that let's you customize your newtab tab.
            yeah
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • #7
              I just use Pale Moon.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Paprika View Post
                at least there's the option to turn ads off totally. For now.
                I do not find anything under options. How do I do this?
                Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                  I do not find anything under options. How do I do this?
                  I did this....
                  http://smallbusiness.chron.com/block...fox-27987.html

                  Installed AdBlock Plus --- WOW, my main news sites and saved sites load MUCH faster, without flashing through all kinds of "contacting server" nonsense!
                  "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                    I did this....
                    http://smallbusiness.chron.com/block...fox-27987.html

                    Installed AdBlock Plus --- WOW, my main news sites and saved sites load MUCH faster, without flashing through all kinds of "contacting server" nonsense!
                    I just realized I'd forgotten to do this at work. Yahoo's front-page pops up like a jackrabbit now! It used to come up sometimes.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                      I do not find anything under options. How do I do this?
                      Firefox will provide users an option to disable the ads, by going into the gear icon in the upper right corner of the New Tab page, and clicking away from "Enhanced." The company said that the choice to bar ads won't affect the browsing experience.
                      Source.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks.
                        Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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                        • #13
                          As good a reason as any (aside from the whole Brendan Eich fiasco) to use Pale Moon instead.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Epoetker View Post
                            As good a reason as any (aside from the whole Brendan Eich fiasco) to use Pale Moon instead.
                            Really?
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                            • #15
                              WebRTC. Apart from opening up a whole can of worms security/privacy-wise, "Web Real Time Chat" (comparable with Skype video calls and the likes) is not considered useful or desired functionality for Pale Moon (both according to the developers and the users of the browser at large). This is best left to dedicated programs or at most a browser plug-in.
                              Looks like the dev doesn't know what the newest web technologies are and doesn't understand them...
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