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    Webkit browsers with ad blocking?

    Has anyone gotten a webkit browser to work with ad blocking? I.e., Midori or Epiphany-webkit? For some reason epiphany-webkit doesn't work for me under jaunty, crashes in its newest version under karmic, and only works in its second-to-latest form without ad blocking. Midori's adblock has also been causing me problems, and when I enable it causes a crash.

    It'd be nice to get a webkit browser running, since they're about twice as fast as firefox, but without an ad blocker, they're hardly an upgrade.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
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    Re: Webkit browsers with ad blocking?

    If you can't get an adblocker to work, you could use a hosts file instead. Some instructions are here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7832061

    I have two computers with Adblock Plus installed (in Firefox) and one without ABP but with a hosts file instead, and I find it hard to tell the difference.
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    Re: Webkit browsers with ad blocking?

    Chromium + Adsweep addon ?
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    Re: Webkit browsers with ad blocking?

    Using Privoxy is also an option.

    It will work similarly to any hosts file configuration, but I find it easier to setup for removing advertisements. Just depends on what you are looking for.

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