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March 30, 2011

WTH?!? I need to use AdBlock on AdBlock?

Filed under: Uncategorized — kmi @ 00:17

After my last blog post I promised myself to concentrate more on KDE again but this blows my mind:
My AdBlock Plus extension for Firefox was updated recently. Today I opened its context menu and found a huge “Recommend us on Facebook” button in the menu.


Luckily Firefox’ GUI is itself rendered with FF’s own rendering engine which means that AdBlock Plus can block parts of the GUI.
A quick look into ABP’s forums turned out to have a solution already: Just subscribe to the “Antisocial” list on


  1. wow thats really outrageous, how can they dare to promote themselfs and their good work – on facebook?!! evil! ahh ! run!

    you’re free to not click the button – so whats the fuss all about

    Comment by d-fens — March 30, 2011 @ 11:10

    • i disagree with you,is okay to promote your own job,but as the author of the article i dislike invasive ads in my desktop and i will never stand that,well done!

      Comment by ott0disk — March 30, 2011 @ 12:22

      • invasive?
        hidden in the context menu?

        its a plain button, whats advertised?

        Comment by d-fens — March 30, 2011 @ 12:28

      • Buttons in menus are always invasive.

        Comment by Markus — March 30, 2011 @ 14:43

  2. Relax, man. Adblock is an ad blocker. Offering you the possibility to like them on Facebook is not what I would consider an ad.

    Comment by Pascal Mages — March 30, 2011 @ 19:47

    • …but offering you the possibility to adblock itself is what I would consider a WIN

      Comment by Jeffery MacEachern — April 3, 2011 @ 03:44

      • Well, adblocking parts of GUIs is a side effect of Firefox’ XUL system, not a special feature of Adblock Plus

        Comment by Markus — April 5, 2011 @ 00:30

  3. Interesting post, I guess you can learn something new every day if you try. If you dont want to click an ad don’t

    Comment by Joe G. — April 26, 2011 @ 18:57

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