web browser component replacement

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adzapper image

http://www.zaplet.org/adzapper/

A software application that can block ads from being displayed on your web browser.

(on Wikipedia)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ijbswa/
http://www.privoxy.org/

Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.

I experimented with cliget during my replacing web browser components project. I was interested in replacing Greasemonkey and Stylish, Adblock (now I use Adblock Latitude), Change Referer Button, etc. While I did get it working, I didn't stick with it.

KeePassX icon

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.keepassx.org/

A password manager.

I found KeePassx while exploring replacing Firefox, and when looking at replacing web browser components. I wanted something cross-platform and open source.



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Polipo + adzapper

While Replacing Firefox, I wanted to look into a solution for abstracting out advertisement blocking.

I failed.

  • Polipo makes downloading from file-hosting sites hang up regularly, starting at 15MB. May be a mis-configuration.
  • I have Firefox set up to let me type single words into the location bar to trigger its search feature. Polipo breaks this, trying to go to http://keyword Multiple keywords work, so this is rather strange.

See also Ad-blocking with Polipo

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