Facebook   3 comments

After installing AdBlock I find I can no longer access FaceBook, despite all attempts to disable it for the site, re-launching the browser, resetting the router etc etc. With immediate effect, and based on the fact that I really can’t be bothered messing around with it, I am OFF FaceBook with no particular desire to return. I’d recommend you bookmark this blog if you haven’t already done so, as I can’t even access FB using the ‘share’ function here.

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Posted January 23, 2013 by Anax in Newsification

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  1. Hi Dean,

    You didn’t mention which browser/OS you’re using, so this might be irrelevant, but I’ve had no problems with Facebook + Firefox on either Windows Vista or Linux (yep just checked again, they haven’t changed anything since yesterday). On Windows at least, to disable AdBlock for a site you have to click on the AB icon (bottom left of the browser window in FF) where you can choose either the whole site or just the one page.

    Still, seeing no ads is better than bothering with Facebook any day, I rarely update mine even though I don’t have issues accessing it!

    • Using Firefox, Andy. Have done for quite some time as IE became stupidly slow and unstable, then Chrome did something incredibly mental and I uninstalled it. IE is still onboard for emergency use. Part of the prob may be that I still use XP, but much of the software I have won’t work on newer platforms. And, tell the truth, I like XP. This FB thing seems to have coincided with installing AdBlock. I have told AdBlock to disable when accessing FB, I’ve re-launched the browser, even unplugged & restarted the router, but it just won’t access FB. Successfully blocks nearly all ads as I hoped it would, and all other websites remain as accessible today as they were yesterday. It’s just FB.
      But you’re absolutely right. The choice between having FB and having no ads is a no-brainer.

  2. Dean, I use Adblock Plus in Firefox (V 18 at the moment) with no problem accessing FaceBook, and no special tuning to Adblock – I just accepted the defaults and let it get on with it. Make sure you are using Adblock Plus, which is much improved over the original Adblock.

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