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At the moment, when OW blocks an ad, it leaves a hideous white box where the ad used to me. This sort of defeats the purpose of blocking, I think:



Is there any way of making the box gracefully disappear, as with other ad blocking systems?
 
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At the moment, when OW blocks an ad, it leaves a hideous white box where the ad used to me. This sort of defeats the purpose of blocking, I think:



Is there any way of making the box gracefully disappear, as with other ad blocking systems?
I hope you expect something must be shown, else you may never know if a legitimate non ad image is being blocked.
 
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I hope you expect something must be shown, else you may never know if a legitimate non ad image is being blocked.
No, I dont. I want a clean, readable web page, and not a page of empty boxes. Have a look at what GlimmerBlocker or Safari AdBlock does and you will see the difference. If I want to see if there are any "false positives", I can turn off the blocker and reload the page.

Last edited by hardcoreUFO; 2009-03-04 at 12:51 PM..
 
You've mentioned GlimmerBlocker, so why not just use that? It works perfectly well with OmniWeb. In fact, I've turned off OmniWeb's integrated ad-blocking completely because I too prefer not to have those placeholders remain on the page. There are now enough filters available for GlimmerBlocker for it to achieve full-fledged blocking and replace OW's built-in blocking.
 
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You've mentioned GlimmerBlocker, so why not just use that? It works perfectly well with OmniWeb. In fact, I've turned off OmniWeb's integrated ad-blocking completely because I too prefer not to have those placeholders remain on the page. There are now enough filters available for GlimmerBlocker for it to achieve full-fledged blocking and replace OW's built-in blocking.
You are right, and thats what I would do if I decided to use OW full time. However, that's not fixing OW's ad blocking, that's using something else.
 
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You are right, and thats what I would do if I decided to use OW full time. However, that's not fixing OW's ad blocking, that's using something else.
This doesn't make any sense. If you like GlimmerBlocker, and it works the way you want, and it works with OW or any browser, then just use it as he said.

What difference does it make then if OW is "broken" as you say?

It doesn't need to be "fixed" if you can completely avoid the "broken" aspect, does it? If BP gasoline doesn't work well in my car, but Exxon works great, I just use Exxon. Do I insist BP improve its gas?
 
 


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