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Sneaky, very sneaky . . .

by Coryphaeus / January 7, 2010 8:30 AM PST

That CNet whatever bar at the bottom of the screen, that people complained about, including me, remember? And the suggestion to get rid of it was to use Ad-Blocker in Fire Fox?


Well look at this, running FF and ad blocker on that bar. Take note at the bottom of the page, in light gray text. Look very closely below the Samsung and AT&T links. It's still there!!!:

And if I click one of them I get this:

Very sneaky CNet/whomever. You can't get rid of it. And the more I think about it it really pi$$es me off. I don't know why. Maybe because it's so intrusive, and cannot be blocked. And it is NOT installed on my PC.


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A {Sneaky} solution Wayne
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 7, 2010 6:36 PM PST

I don't get that. Happy

Follow the advice given by Kees, (nod to John W), in his post here;

Not sure what OS you are using, but if it is Vista or Win 7, the path is;
C:\Users\{Your Account}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ju5squu3.default\chrome
where {Your account} is your Windows account name.

For example, my .css file is like this;
* Edit this file and copy it as userContent.css into your
* profile-directory/chrome/

* This file can be used to apply a style to all web pages you view
* Rules without !important are overruled by author rules if the
* author sets any. Rules with !important overrule author rules.

* example: turn off "blink" element blinking
* blink { text-decoration: none ! important; }

* example: give all tables a 2px border
* table { border: 2px solid; }

* example: turn off "marquee" element
* marquee { -moz-binding: none; }

* For more examples see

#cnetToolbarWrap {display: none !important;}

That got rid of everything for me, including the faint text link.

Does that help?


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"..." collapsable"....
by Angeline Booher / January 7, 2010 9:50 PM PST

I don't remember who or when, but somebody said to click on arrow at the end of the bar, and it would collapse, after which all that would be showing of the culprit is an arrow to click to restore it. Worked for me.

Marc Bennett posted this:

collapse option coming soon
by Marc Bennett - 11/16/09 1:57 PM
In reply to: When did that long black bar at the page bottom sneak in by Steven Haninger
We're looking at ways to make the toolbar collapsable, and hopefully that option will be out before the end of the week.

I use Safari.


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Noted early on before the changes by Johah
by Steven Haninger / January 7, 2010 10:38 PM PST
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Ya'know . . .
by Coryphaeus / January 8, 2010 10:07 AM PST

Maybe it's because I'm on my first martini, or maybe because I'm tired of the obtrusive methods used by almost every site. But I'm really tired of having junk on a web page. Be it pop-ups or pop-unders, or Flash crap ads moving across the page, or or pop-downs and I have to close them, or little "rate me" flash ads on the side, or here, when I click on a page I get a full page ad and at the top the choice to read the ad or continue to CNet.

I'm just *$#*&)@ (it starts with an f and ends with a g) tired of it. CNet used to be a legitimate site where a person could surf and visit pages without intrusion. No more, the almighty dollar for ads has taken control.

Am I being too sensitive? I think not.

Now, to my question before I got side tracked. Can this *%&$@%$#@ (starts with a G and ends with a d) crap on the bottom of my screen be removed without rewriting my registry, buying exorbitant software, or just staying away be removed?

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If you mean that banner Wayne
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 8, 2010 8:19 PM PST
In reply to: Ya'know . . .

then Yes, try the CSS file amendment I posted in my first reply.

I have no such intrusion now.


Collapse - worked.....Thanks!
by Steven Haninger / January 9, 2010 1:06 AM PST

I can enjoy life once again. Wink

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You're not Wayne!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 9, 2010 4:49 AM PST

But anyway, glad it worked for you. Happy


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