Windows 10: Chrome and Adverts

  1. Tony Vella's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17134 Build 17134
       30 Jun 2017 #1

    Chrome and Adverts


    I start each morning by checking international news. For this post I shall use BBC News, London. I find that each page takes close to 5 minutes to completely load due to the number of adverts and videos that open (very slowly) at the top, along the sides, and at the bottom of each news item. It is getting to a point where I am starting to avoid BBC and go instead to CBC. But I miss BBC.

    My question is: Is there any setting in Chrome to eliminate this waste of time by stopping these videos and adverts from auto-loading with every news item? (Sometimes I'm on my fifth tab and the first tab is still loading). I might mention that I have not tried any other browser except Edge which I dislike for other reasons - it still needs a lot of work before it reaches IE and Chrome standards.

    Thanks in advance
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       30 Jun 2017 #2
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  3. Tony Vella's Avatar
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17134 Build 17134
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       30 Jun 2017 #3

    Thanks Bree. I downloaded the extension and it does make the page readable very quickly. One thing I noticed: Although an HTML5 video has been stopped it keeps trying and trying to run. Right now the BBC News main page has 22 videos but there were over 100 attempts to run. Thanks again.
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