As long as
Opera has no more ads,
Opera with no ads
is a dead project.
September, 20th, 2005: Opera has launched Opera 8.5, which has no ads.
Opera with no ads has turned into a useless utility.
Funny timeline, huh? September 12th: release of
Opera with no
ads. September 20th: release of
Opera, with no more ads...
Opera made a test on August, 30th, with a free
registration and decided, based on this test, to remove ads? You really
are a stupid revisionist!)
A little utility to forbid the Opera browser to show you ads. And you don't have to pay for that.
Ah yes, it is in the public domain of course. Licenses are bad things.
The Opera browser is my favorite one. But I don't want commercials. So, I forbid this nice browser to download them and show them to me.
Opera connects to the website
188.8.131.52 to get
I made a dynamic library that redefines
select, so that I let Opera believe it does real
accesses to the website
184.108.40.206. But I indeed
return to it my own data, which is a link to my website with
the text: Free as in "Freezer".
Of course, a problem of this approach is that the site
220.127.116.11 becomes inaccessible to you.
But I don't think there is anything of interest there,
so it's not a big loss. (If you really need to access
this site, go and use some other tool or launch
Initial release, Mon Sep 12 2005: libopera-0.1.tar.gz (7,377 bytes)
The code has been tested with opera 8.0 and 8.02 for Linux. If you have troubles using it, ask me, I may be able to help you.
You compile the program. Then, you copy
opera.hacked in the Opera's directory. Then, instead of
opera to launch the application, you call
You should click
Cancel in the Opera's starting
screen that asks you the kind of commercials you want, so that
the default "text commercials" remain in use. The other kinds of
commercials seem to use different connections than the one taken
Oh, and if you still get commercials the first time you
opera.hacked, you may need to clear the
Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> History).
The Opera browser.
a utility that hides the ads of Opera, for Windows users. Before
Opera with no ads, I did this,
which is conceptually the same thing than
noopads for X11.
But it was annoying and did not work 100% well. (I did not test
noopads since I don't use Windows.)
In Opera: some info (maybe accurate, maybe not, I don't know) on how
to block ads in
Mon, 12 Sep 2005 16:45:05 +0200
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