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How to undo a FF Adblock entry?
Blocked an image and I can't get it back!

 12:19 am on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

I searched and found a previous post about this problem from a few months ago, and the original author eventually solved it, but he didn't mention what he did!

I used Firefox's Adblock to hide the ads that appear at the top right of each forum page. Unfortunately it now blocks all images originating from that same server, which includes ALL images in WebmasterWorld. I'm virtually in "text only" mode now. I went to ToolsŠAdblockŠPreferences to delete the appropriate filter but it's not listed! I know the images are all served from "showcase.netins.net" but I can't find that entry in the Adblock filters. I also tried disabling Adblock (and the Web Developer extension) but the images still wouldn't display.

Any thoughts about where I need to look or how I can restore the images from WebmasterWorld?




 5:21 am on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have FF 1.0 Here's how it works here:

With FF running, find and click on 'Tools' on the top left toolbar,
it should be to the right of File, Edit, View, Go ..

A dropdown box appears under Tools.
Fifth item down (or so) should be Adblock if you have that, just under Downloads.

Click on Adblock. A smaller popup appears to the right.
You want the bottom option 'Preferences'.
Click on that and a new small window should list all adblocked URLs.

You will have to search manually, no search function found here.

Find the junk you want to restore. Left-click once to highlight the item.
RIGHT-click gives you the option to Edit the filter (change the wildcard say,,)
or to DELETE it.

To Restore the image or whatever, you DELETE it from the Adblock list.

- Larry


 5:32 am on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Oooops, sorry. I should have read your post more closely.
You have done all that stuff.

FF has two Adblock mechanisms I take it. One came with FF itself,
but it didn't work all that well so out came the Adblock Extension.

You could still be blocked in the built in FF ad blocker.
I don't know HOW to get into that. Anyone else?


 5:41 am on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Has the problem magically cleared up, by any chance? I noticed that the WebmasterWorld images server had some extreme latency during the hours around where you posted - I was seeing similar text-only screens myself in all browsers, not just FireFox.


 2:48 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Nope, still have the problem. All the images appeared when I used IE but not when I was in Firefox.

I didn't realize there were two Adblocks in Firefox, the built-in one and the extension. I presume the Adblock extension is not the one blocking the images since the URL doesn't show up in its filter list.

Anyone know how to access the filters in Firefox's built-in Adblock option? That must be where the images are being blocked.


 3:23 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Are you sure you're not blocking images from third-party servers (as is the case here on WebmasterWorld)?

Go to Preferences, Web Features, Load Images and make sure the "from the originating site only" box is unchecked.


 3:23 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Try: tools/options/web_features/exceptions[beside "load images"]/remove_all_sites


 3:58 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Try: tools/options/web_features/exceptions[beside "load images"]/remove_all_sites

Stephan: Thank you, thank you, thank you! I found the offending filter and removed it and now all the images show up!


 4:27 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Glad it worked, man.

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