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Adblock Plus: Blocked advert and live cam disappeared :(

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I downloaded Adblock Plus Add-on. 1. I can't find where it is located. 2. I clicked on "Block" for an advert (video) on a live cam site. The whole cam disappeared - it was deleted from the page while the forum part of the same page is still active. 3. How can I watch the live cam w/o the video advert? 4. Or alternatively how can I undo the block?

I am illiterate on computers, so please reply in simple English and not in computerize, if possible! :(


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AdBlock Plus

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Thank you mha007. Yes those pages work. I read the instructions on how to remove a block and watched the video.

I don't have the ABP button as seen below, rather I still have the download site on my Bookmarks toolbar, as seen in the second screen capture.

How do I get the APB button needed to make the corrections?

There is an APB button on the lower tool bar which can also be seen on the second screen shot, but it does not open to look like the one in the video, as can be seen in the third screen shot...

The last screen shot says to "Middle Click". I don't have a "middle click". I have two buttons and a scroll wheel in the middle.

Can you advise me please?

Thank you so much.

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Hi Again,

Okay, played around with it a bit and managed to unblock it. Screen shot attached.

Now, is it possible to block just the video advert and not the whole cam?

Thanks for all of your help!

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-> The round Red ABP icon on the lower bar (called the Add-on Bar) is the Adblock Plus button which you will be using to change the Adblocking settings on websites. You can drag the ABP icon from the Add-on Bar and drop it on the Navigation toolbar just like you add other buttons to the Navigation Toolbar using the Customize Toolbar feature.

How do I Customize the Toolbars?

-> Yes, you can block only the video.

  • Open a Flash video streaming website like YouTube.
  • Click a video link to start streaming flash video.
  • Hover your mouse on the video (that is being played from the Flash player)
  • At the top-right of the Flash player, you will see a Block... button - >click the Block button (screenshot1)
  • Add Adblock Plus Filter Rule window will open
    • Select the type of Filter you are going to use (Blocking filter in case you are Blocking an Ad OR Exception filter if you are making an exception to not block this Ad) -> In your case, select the Blocking filter option
    • in the Custom textfield, the web address that is displayed is the web address of the video which you are trying to Block (screenshot2)
    • Now choose the option which looks most like the Custom textfield web address (screenshot3)
    • click the Add Filter button

-> middle-click = press the mouse scroll wheel's lower part

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Modified by Hasan

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Hi Again mha007,

Thanks for the detailed and clear instructions. Have moved the ABP button as you said.

Before I follow up on the rest... Will that mean that I can no longer see YouTube videos?

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IF you Block on Youtube, yes you will not be able to view Youtube videos.

IF you Block videos on some other website, then you might be able to view Youtube videos. It depends on other websites' code. If they use the same code/policy as of Youtube OR if they use the same video as already uploaded on Youtube, then the video on other websites will also be affected.

You can Unblock Ads on a website in the similar way as mentioned in my previous reply.

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Modified by Hasan