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    Adblock Plus and NoScript greatly speed up browsing in Firefox!

    I just installed Adblock Plus (https://adblockplus.org/en/) and NoScript (https://noscript.net/) in Firefox. BOY IS WEB SURFING FAST! I really had no idea how much scripts and ads were slowing me down.

    Both programs are free, which is very nice.

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    I haven't used NoScript for a long time but agree wholeheartedly with AdBlock Plus. At the moment I'm trying uBlock as an alternative as a result of recommendations here on WSL but suspect I'll be going back to AdBlock Plus. They both appear to work the same but web pages seem to appear just a fraction faster using AdBlock Plus. I guess it's time to look at NoScript again.

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    I'm using uBlock Origin with the uBlock filter lists, in both Pale Moon x64 and Firefox ESR, I use the other default lists in my hosts file to cover all software installed.

    Haven't had NoScript installed for years, way too labour intensive for my liking/browsing habits.

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    I have seen definite improvement when I go to www.theblaze.com and www.wnd.com. Both sites were agonizingly slow before I installed AdBlock Plus and NoScript. Now, the surfing speed is normal on both sites.

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    I was having problems with pale moon and firefox,when scrolling on some sites the screen went black.if i disabled adblock plus or lattitude the problem went.

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    Much depends on the site and where it's pulling other data from, as well as css and other scripts, etc. Some sites can have ~30 different 'things' blocked by ABP/Latitude/Origin, like using NoScript, you would need to test by trial and error which one (or combination) of those items is causing the blackouts.

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    I've used NoScript for a very long time now. It can be a bit of a handful at the beginning as it blocks just about everything so you do have to set permissions for each site as you go along, but that's a small price to pay IMV.

    I tend to use the same sites mainly but if you are a "site hopper" you might find it gets in the way a bit though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    I have seen definite improvement when I go to www.theblaze.com and www.wnd.com. Both sites were agonizingly slow before I installed AdBlock Plus and NoScript. Now, the surfing speed is normal on both sites.
    I use both ABP and NS, so thought I'd give those links a try: theblaze wasn't particularly slow, but why on earth would an organisation create a single web page that is over 15MB ? Staggering.

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