04-03-2011 05:08 AM
The attempts by other developers at ad blocking for IE 9 are either not particularly effective or not user friendly.
For example, the Quero Toolbar wastes screen space and is ugly.
Simple Adblock is not free any more and it uses an icon in the status bar to toggle ad blocking on/off for sites where you need the ads. This requires you to re-enable the IE Status bar which is off by default in IE9 to free up screen space, so it sort of defeats the purpose.
If NIS had ad blocking, with a toggle button added to the Norton Toolbar to disable ad blocking for specific sites, it would make IE 9 almost perfect.
12-07-2011 09:35 AM
Yoda's ad blocking toggle button is a great idea and would be so simple for the average user.
I use Hotmail a lot and find the pop-up ads on the right hand side of the inbox window extremely annoying, especially when the drop-down list to my other hotmail accounts is almost blocked out by the ads. This is in spite of having the IE8 pop-up blocker turned on.