Use Firefox and Block Those Annoying Adds

In learning more about the special add-ons available in Firefox, I selected a long list of them and am becoming more familiar with them little by little. My new, extremely useful favorite, is Adblock Plus.

Are you ever annoyed with the adds, especially the flashing ones, that appear on many of the online news sites. I just noticed this morning those annoying boxes do not appear anymore. I simply get a bit of white space and the word ADVERTISEMENT in the middle of the space. I love that – what a great tool!

Look for some more Firefox & add-ons tips in the upcoming Spring edition of Currents. You can read Currents online or in print. Need to be added to the mailing list? Find details at the Currents web page.

To install the add-on, go to the Mozilla add-ons page and click on Recommended Add-ons. If it is not in the list, you can go back to the main page and use the search box at the bottom of the page.

Once you find it, click on the bright green Install Now button and restart Firefox. Now, you will be able to surf the web with much less advertising noise.

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