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Title: Blocking ads
Post by: mary3444 on December 30, 2018, 07:39:02 PM
Hi everyone,
 Got the Windows 10 & I am learning but I don't know what adblock to use. I am getting them on all the sites. I have Firefox.

Also on my printer which is a cheap one, I installed it on the new computer. On Windows 7 I was able to go to the top left & hit print but now I don's see how to do that now. Any help would be appreciated.

 Thanks & Happy New Year

Mary
Title: Re: Blocking ads
Post by: winchester73 on December 30, 2018, 08:21:40 PM
Mary,

I have uBlock Origin installed on my Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

Adblock Plus is also quite popular:  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

I think you'll find a loyal following among users of either product.

Regarding your printer question ... do you have the menu bar visible in Firefox?  The Print option is a pull down from the File tab.  See attached.

Title: Re: Blocking ads
Post by: Pete! on December 30, 2018, 08:38:22 PM
I used to use Adblock Plus, but discovered that uBlock Origin can be configured to use the same database plus a bunch of others for better results. (See Winchester73's post for links)

If you use Facebook F.B Purity is recommended. https://www.fbpurity.com/
By specializing, they seem to be much more successful on FB than the other blockers.

Title: Re: Blocking ads
Post by: Corrine on December 31, 2018, 02:47:28 PM
I'm another fan of uBlock Origin.  Although not in English, this post at the Pale Moon forum provides an example of the additional settings available:  https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=13358#p95562

By the way, with Windows 10, uBlock origin is in the Microsoft Store for use on Microsoft Edge.  (About Microsoft Store on Windows 10:  How to open Microsoft Store on Windows 10 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027788/microsoft-store-how-to-open).  The Microsoft Store app may also already be on your desktop if it isn't on the taskbar.  Just click the Start icon (Windows icon).  The icon has a shopping bag with the Windows logo on it.)
Title: Re: Blocking ads
Post by: mary3444 on December 31, 2018, 09:06:36 PM
Thanks everyone. I did go with uBlock. Origin.

Another question, I have a cannon printer that I wanted to add to computer. When I found the disc that came with the printer it would not fit into the slot because the printer disc is a round hole & the slot on the computer has a round disc with 3 tabs so it does not fit. I had to go to cannon to install it. I also have quite a few older disc for card making that don't fit. Are they all no good on 10? Hope I have explained this right.

I have Dell Optiplex 9030. On the side where the power button is there are 3 more buttons which I don't know what they are for & I can't find a answer anywhere.

Again thank you. 10 is very different but I guess I am getting it.
Title: Re: Blocking ads
Post by: satrow on January 01, 2019, 08:51:44 AM
Happy New Year everyone :)

Although not in English, this post at the Pale Moon forum provides an example of the additional settings available:  https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=13358#p95562

It's also an example with several lists being unused or minimally used, mine's somewhat larger and has a higher % actually in use:

Title: Re: Blocking ads
Post by: Paddy on January 01, 2019, 11:42:16 AM
Mary if your usein firefox top of your browser right click
on a free space and from the drop down box select Menu Bar ..

then far left select file and you will have printing options ther


Paddy  ;)
Title: Re: Blocking ads
Post by: techie on January 01, 2019, 04:18:01 PM
Another question, I have a cannon printer that I wanted to add to computer. When I found the disc that came with the printer it would not fit into the slot because the printer disc is a round hole & the slot on the computer has a round disc with 3 tabs so it does not fit. I had to go to cannon to install it. I also have quite a few older disc for card making that don't fit. Are they all no good on 10? Hope I have explained this right.

I have Dell Optiplex 9030. On the side where the power button is there are 3 more buttons which I don't know what they are for & I can't find a answer anywhere.

Again thank you. 10 is very different but I guess I am getting it.

The three buttons on the right side are to adjust your on screen display. You can change the brightness, contrast, etc. with them manually. If the screen looks fine to you, just best to leave it alone.

The disc is a for Cd or DVD. You are used to a free floating disc, just drop it in. Because it is all in one thinner and sets sideways it uses a lock feature for the disc, like a laptop. The three tabs are to hold the disc in place. When you put the disc in the round hole in the center, gently push it down to lock it on the tabs. It doesn't take much pressure. You will hear a slight clicking sound. This holds the disc in place. To remove it lightly press on the tabs and lift out.

The other disc for card making, may or not be compatible with Win 10. You will not know until you try installing it.
Title: Re: Blocking ads
Post by: mary3444 on January 01, 2019, 09:24:14 PM
As always thanks for your help.  I am sure I will need to ask more questions & know everyone will help

Thanks
Mary
Title: Re: Blocking ads
Post by: Corrine on January 01, 2019, 10:13:03 PM
Ask away, Mary.  We'll do our best to help.