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Block ads

Postby kwinieck » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:22 pm

Is there a way to block ads (like AdBlock does for Safari) in Vienna? For example, when I open the RSS for http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,24 ... ng+News%29, it shows ads for IBM, LG, etc. on the right side.

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Re: Block ads

Postby Herve5 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:57 am

use stylesheets, get one that does filtering too : http://www.vienna-rss.org/?page_id=65

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Re: Block ads

Postby kwinieck » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:27 pm

That page tells how to create a stylesheet, which is way over my head. Is there a place that lists available already created stylesheets?

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Re: Block ads

Postby barijaona » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:50 pm

Have you tried one of the Feedlight styles ? It includes some ad blocking features.
(I haven’t checked if it is efficient with the above mentioned feed, though)
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Re: Block ads

Postby kwinieck » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:39 pm

I searched for "feedlight stylesheet", got a couple of matches, but those sites have no valid pointer to a stylesheet.

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Re: Block ads

Postby sandstrom » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:45 am

In Vienna: from the View menu > Style and pick up your choice.

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Re: Block ads

Postby kwinieck » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:23 am

Aha! Another feature learned. Thank you.

I selected both Feedlight styles in turn, but still get ads at the right. See http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015 ... topstories
The ads at that site change over time (synchrony financial, Samsung, Bank of America)

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Re: Block ads

Postby josh64x2 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:44 am

I must say i've been getting a lot of ads too coming through with feedlight. I think we will need to update the styles etc.
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Re: Block ads

Postby barijaona » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:15 am

Note that these styles will only filter feeds, not articles’ webpages.
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