Flash Video's On CBM: The Cure

Flash Video's On CBM: The Cure

Tired of coming to your favorite site only to be blasted by annoying repeating advertising videos? You'll find the answer to rid of this annoyance once and for all!

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By Stumblin - 1/15/2010
Before anyone says this isn't comic related, this is CBM.com related so there.


I've been noticing a lot of complaining about the Flash videos that play automatically whenever any CBM page is open, and I agree, it's incredibly annoying. If I want you to play I'll click play, but at least the banners that expand and take over the entire page don't show up anymore...But I digress. I know the cure for these obnoxious videos.

First you must download and install Firefox, you may click on the source website provided called Mozilla. No worries this works for Macs and PCs alike and you can still use your trusty Safari and Explorer if you hate change.

Second, in the same website you will find an add-on for Firefox called Adblock Plus (just search for it in the Mozilla search bar and click the first thing on the list.) This program will allow you to block banners, advertisements and Flash. If it's blockable you put your little cursor over the image and a "Block" tab will appear you may click that and it will immediately disappear.

However! Flash is tricky, it does not allow such tabs appear for easy to find this you have to do a little work. Up in the right corner of your Firefox window should be a stop sign with "ABP" on it. If it's not there, go to "Tools" click "Add-Ons" click "Options" on the ABP section and click again in the "Options" tab in said section and click "Show in Toolbar" and click "Show tabs on Flash and Java." Then you can block those videos and all will be well with the world! You can also open blockable items on whatever specific page you're on and manually go through and click the ones you want blocked, even member's avatars.

*Note: I am not a technician or affiliated with Mozilla in any way, I just wanted to give some advice for my fellow CBMers.
Source: http://www.mozilla.org/
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StephenStrange - 1/15/2010, 1:13 PM
Thanks Stumblin! I'll try it!

I go nuts trying to navigate CBM.com while listening to tunes.. Every time I click on a new page that loud perpetual video ad cranks up. And then when the ad goes off that wierd motion comic kicks in. It's truly annoying.

Yeah so good to know.
Stumblin - 1/15/2010, 1:18 PM
No problem dude! Just trying to help everyone out.

By the way I moved this to Editorial, I didn't pay attention to the section I had it under, my bad.
ukboy28 - 1/15/2010, 2:36 PM
wicked its working and everything's quicker, nice one stumblin, i owe you a pint mate lol
LEEE777 - 1/15/2010, 2:47 PM
STUMBLIN @ I got GOOGLE CROME like i told ya, don't have no problems now!

And its much better and faster than FIREFOX!!!

Ive had 'em all lol! ; P
Betty - 1/15/2010, 3:17 PM
I now have a little army of add-ons that protect me from the internet. I just got a new one that scrambles emails.

Stumblin--Thanks for tutorial!
supermarioworldE - 1/15/2010, 3:33 PM
Thanks Stumblin. I've had firefox for a while, and never knew about this adblock thing. It works
TheDemonHunter - 1/15/2010, 5:24 PM
AdBlock Plus is a gift from the gods. I've been using it for a long time now and it makes sifting through sites so much quieter and less annoying.

Kudos to Stumblin for giving the tutorial for those who weren't already in the know.
lc - 1/16/2010, 5:17 PM
you would@LEEE lol
UberGeek - 1/17/2010, 4:22 AM
I've got the simple solution;

click mute on your volume control!
Stumblin - 1/17/2010, 6:33 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys, glad I could help some of you out.

Kaos, I guess that would work except I also like to listen to music while I surf the web so I just want those pesky Flash crap gone!
Stumblin - 1/17/2010, 6:49 PM
And UK, I'll let you know when I make it overseas and hit up Europe, I'll take you up on that offer!
Stumblin - 8/11/2011, 10:50 AM
Did this bold thing work?

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