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How to disable all the videos on the side of the browser?

  1. Nov 18, 2016 #1
    When I go on some forum, or even opening the Yahoo page, there is always some videos running on the side of the main screen. This really slow down the internet and some times bombed out firefox and I have to restart Firefox.

    These are very annoying. I like to block all the side screens. Anyone can help.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Nov 18, 2016 #2

    Krylov

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    Which forum? PF? Are these videos ads?

    If the answer to the last question is yes: On PF so far I have never been bothered by ads. For Yahoo I think you could use an ad-blocker. I have one installed in Firefox, but I disable it on some sites because it interferes with the content, because the ads are in fact relevant or because I sympathize with the site and want it to make a bit of money, too. So: An ad-blocker could help, but I recommend using it selectively.

    Also, you could consider disabling or uninstalling Flash. It is unsafe and a memory leak anyway. (More and more videos play in HTML5, so these will not be affected.)
     
  4. Nov 18, 2016 #3

    phinds

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    Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. Very annoying. I use adblocker but it doesn't seem to get rid of many of them.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2016 #4

    Krylov

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    When videos appears always in the same spot, it sometimes helps to eliminate the whole "block" in which it appears.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2016 #5

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    I have turned off Flash to eliminate the Firefox lockup issue. If Flash crashes Firefox crashes. And Flash is near 100% guaranteed to crash on flash heavy sites. They have made some improvements to this in recent versions. Many of the ads are not flash these days so they still run. If I need a particular video to run I can activate it from a button in the middle of where the video should be.

    BoB
     
  7. Nov 18, 2016 #6
    I have problem with this forum: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/88-audio/. I installed the ad-blocker and first time the computer is quiet and the site responded well. I am crossing my finger typing this!!! For once the laptop is quiet. Usually when I get on the site, the fan start going on and loud, the characters had delay showing up on the screen after I type............

    I installed Java like two weeks ago, I am not sure it is related yet. It just became unbearable today.

    Thanks
     
  8. Nov 18, 2016 #7
    Another place that slows down and have video is when I read articles on Yahoo front page. Now is a lot better after installing the ad-blocker. I am loving it, it's so quiet without the fan of the laptop going full blast!!!
     
  9. Nov 18, 2016 #8
    I have been on that forum and on yahoo reading articles. I can't get over how quick the computer is and how quiet it is. Thanks Krylov.
     
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