Just as flustrating as broken links are pages that obscure their content with adverts. Content has to pay for itself, but in your-face adverts help no-one. To make your browsing experience ad-free, consider installing Adblock Plus, .This automatically blocks content from a number of different subscription services and also enables you to select items that you want to block. It's not always easy for software to detennine what is an advert and what's legitimate content, which is why this extension includes room for customisation.
When you first install the extension, you're invited to subscribe to some popular services for ad blocking. It adds a button to the right of the Search bar. Click this to see a list of block able items on the current page. Click the downwards arrow to the right of this button to see the Adblock menu. Here you can opt to turn the filter on and off or to disable it on the current page or domain. Spare a thought for webmasters who use unobtlUsive advertising to support their sites and consider disabling Adblock Plus on those sites you find genuinely useful. Some well-targeted adverts can be useful, supplementing the content of the sites they appear on - and everyone has to make a living.
Adblock Plus is so effective that some webmasters try to prevent Firefox users from accessing their sites by performing a browser.check and redirecting anyone not using Internet Explorer.