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ADVERTS ON VIRGIN HOME PAGE

I accept virgin need to put adverts on their homepage but that new massive red one  covering quarter of the homepage has become most annoying. Is there anyway of getting rid of it before it drives me insane?   Robot Mad 

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‎21-03-2017 11:56

Re: ADVERTS ON VIRGIN HOME PAGE

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infidel wrote:

I accept virgin need to put adverts on their homepage but that new massive red one  covering quarter of the homepage has become most annoying. Is there anyway of getting rid of it before it drives me insane?   Robot Mad 


Yes. Install uBlock Origin plugin for your browser (better alternative to adBlock Plus). If it's still visible after installing the plugin, then right click on the advert you want to remove, select "block element" in the menu. Follow the directions, e.g. click on 'create' to create a filter. That should be it. Refresh the page to see if it worked.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en

More info here: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Element-picker

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Re: ADVERTS ON VIRGIN HOME PAGE

Yes, turn your monitor off.     Smiley Wink

 

 

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‎21-03-2017 11:56

Re: ADVERTS ON VIRGIN HOME PAGE

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infidel wrote:

I accept virgin need to put adverts on their homepage but that new massive red one  covering quarter of the homepage has become most annoying. Is there anyway of getting rid of it before it drives me insane?   Robot Mad 


Yes. Install uBlock Origin plugin for your browser (better alternative to adBlock Plus). If it's still visible after installing the plugin, then right click on the advert you want to remove, select "block element" in the menu. Follow the directions, e.g. click on 'create' to create a filter. That should be it. Refresh the page to see if it worked.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en

More info here: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Element-picker

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Re: ADVERTS ON VIRGIN HOME PAGE

The following link will basically give you an ad free internet (Note: it breaks Google) http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm







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MrHalfAsleep wrote:

The following link will basically give you an ad free internet (Note: it breaks Google) http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm


That, or Muddies answer.

Also avoid the train wreck of a website that is the VM homepage. Just bookmark here. You can access all the stuff you need and get to talk to us. Win.


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Re: ADVERTS ON VIRGIN HOME PAGE

er- have you not heard of adblockers?

e.g. use chrome + ublock, Firefox + ADP....

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Re: ADVERTS ON VIRGIN HOME PAGE

Virgin has a home page Smiley Indifferent   As this is Tech Chatter, I can say that this system works a treat and I've had it running for over a year with zero problems.   It hardly dents an R Pi 2 oomph, so I also have an assortment of other services running as well.

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