Opera 24 - Blocking Content

  • In Opera 12.x you could block content on web pages by right-clicking on the page, selecting "Block Content", the page would ghost-over, and you could click on the annoying content which the browser would automatically block.

    I did this a lot to block annoying signature banners and avatars in posts on some message boards I visit.

    Is there a similar feature in Opera 24 because near as I can tell there isn't. Which this is very helpful as many forums have posters in them lots of annoying animated avatars and numerous signature banners.

  • There are ad blocking extensions, but other than that, no, sorry.

  • Yeah, ad blocking isn't what I'm looking for. Just animated images in people's avatars/signatures pn various message boards. :sigh: That was a nice feature of Old Opera. I'm getting more and more used to this new version but there are so many little things in this that I miss in the old version that makes surfing in New Opera a little frustrating. (No tab-stacking, no content blocking, no having a clicked link open automatically open in a new tab rather than having to remember to either middle-click or right-click and select the "new tab" option.)

  • Try the FlashBlock extension from the Chrome store.

  • AdBlock (not the 'plus' version) has an option to add to the right click context menu the ability to block adverts or page elements. Just tried it in Opera (Dev) 25 and it works pretty good.

  • You know... I forget about that Adblock feature. Thanks for reminding me.

  • I'm not 100% comfortable with AdBlock software that doesn't give me some control over blocking the ads, there's plenty of websites I visit where I want to see the ads because I know that website's revenue stream depends on ads and page views. Blocking the ads may harm the revenue stream for the webmaster.

  • But that's just it: AdBlock DOES allow you to enable ads on a site either temporarily or permanently. All you need to do is left click the icon and follow the options.

  • Ah, good to know. I'll try it out.

  • I really miss this function! Why did you take it away!!!

    What is AdBlock? Do I need to install even more software to do what an older version of Opera used to do.

    I had to download some stuff to IMPORT my bookmarks too :-(((((

  • I really miss this function! Why did you take it away!!!
    What is AdBlock? Do I need to install even more software to do what an older version of Opera used to do.
    I had to download some stuff to IMPORT my bookmarks too :-(((((

    It wasn't "taken away"... it simply wasn't incorporated in the new browser design. The philosophy of the new design (as with many other current browser designs) is to create a basic browser framework where the user installs a (sometimes) wide variety of customization extensions to cause the browser to possess the end functionality the user seeks. Some of us may not like that philosophy, but it is the way it is in the current browser culture.

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