Konqueror And AdBlock
Earlier I mentioned that I use AdBlock on one of my browser, but I never mentioned which. I use it with Konqueror, the KDE browser, because it is the default KDE browser so most links open in it. Also it’s debugging functionality isn’t as great as compared to Firefox, so I use Firefox for web development. This means I need to see ads, so I can see how they look in my layouts.
The extension, which comes by default with Konqueror, but it does not come with any filtering rules. Moreever creating them is a bit of a hassle, there is just too many possible URL combinations for ads. Luckily Filter.G, the collection of filter rules for Firefox, is also compatible with Konqueror. Just follow these simple steps to import the filters.
- Download the latest set from the official repository. (Direct Link: 2007-02-02a Filter Set Mirror)
- Start Konqueror and open the configurations dialog via Settings->Configure Konqueror
- Select the AdBlock Filters tab
- Make sure Enable filters and Hide filtered images is checked
- Click the Import button located in the lower right of the window
- Enter the location of the downloaded filter set
- Visit a webpage with a lot of ads!