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NetPositive: Filtering ads

Contributed by: Anonymous
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

NetPositive 3.0d3’s HTML filtering capabilities allow you to filter banner ads from pages that you view. To set it up, every time you see an ad image in a page, right-click on the image and choose “Filter this image in all sites” from the “Filters” submenu. Then, open up the ~/config/settings/NetPositive/Filters folder in the Tracker and edit the filter string down to the minimum sensible string that will generate a hit for the ad banner. (It’s best to look for strings like ‘/ads/’ and such in the img src attribute). With a handful of these filters in place, you will see very few banner ads while browsing.

Read the release notes that come with NetPositive 3.0d3 for more details and hints on effective filtering.

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