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January 18, 2010


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Getting rid of Ad's + Firefox themes (Hetalia)

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 18, 2010, 1:02 PM


Do to people harassing me, if you want to speak to me on messenger, just note me for my contacts. :)

I only use MSN (Live Messenger). I can speak to YIM(Yahoo) people through it, though. :D

Okay so, I recently noticed that without my beloved ad-blocker, my journal (LJ and DeviantArt) are flooded with ad's.

Since AD's can be super annoying (and some even talk). Even Gaia is filled with them nowadays, that I might lend my services on how to get rid of them entirely.

1. If you don't already have it, download Firefox. It is a superior browser. Way more smooth than any I've used to date. You can also install cute themes. Right now, I have Hetalia. It looks like this.

2. Go to and go to the Add-On's tab. In the search bar, search for 'Adblock Plus'. Install it.

3. Restart your browser. Usually, after you install something, a small yellow bar will pop up in the downloads window to ask you if you'd like to restart. If you don't click it, you can restart your browser by simply opening and closing it.

4. When it starts back up, you should get a pop-up that asks you what 'Subscriptions' you'd like for Adblock Plus. The subscriptions are free. You want to choose 'Easy List (USA)' first, but if you live in another country, later you will want to add your own country's filter along with Easy List.

5. If you are in the USA, congrats. You're all set up. Please skip down to where I talk about Firefox Themes. If you're in another country, keep reading.

6. For those out of the USA, you want to add your country's block list now. Click the Stop Sign (red hexagon) in the corner of your browser. It should say 'ABP'. Click the arrow next to it, and choose ' Preferences...' then go to the top of this box and choose 'Filters' and then 'Add a Filter Subscription...'. If you do not see your country on the list, then go to 'View All Subscriptions' and choose your country from the list. If you still cannot find your country, then you can add filters individually by clicking on the little X's that appear next to ad's and blocking them.

7. ???

8. Profit!!!

Okay, so now that you've gotten rid of your ad's and you have firefox (or maybe you already had it), why don't I suggest some themes for you?

The themes will change the look of your browser considerably. It doesn't affect how it works, just how it looks. Themes can make browsing more fun or easier for some people.

Red Shift - for those who like a darker browser. Red Shift also comes in several other colors, such as Blue, Orange and Pink.

Red Cats (Blue Flavor) - for the cat lovers. It's a theme with cats for buttons. It comes in Blue and Green.

Internet Explorer 8 (Aero) - if you have trouble adjusting to the new browser, this theme can be very helpful. It's made to look exactly like the latest Internet Explorer, so you don't have to learn new controls. I find this is helpful for people who are used to using Internet Explorer and can't adjust to Firefox's new layout.

MacOSX - made to look exactly like the Mac's internet browser. Again, very useful for those who have trouble adjusting to new browsers.

AvantGarde (Rosepetal
) - A cute theme that is pink and very nice looking. It comes in Purple (Dream), Murky Green (Mist), Black (Nightlife), Pink (Rosepetal) and Blue (Skylight).

Persona (Hetalia)
- Now, if you're like me, you want your browser to reflect you or your fandom. Well, there's a nifty Firefox addon you can download from the site I linked called ' Persona'.Persona does not work unless your firefox does not have a theme assigned. It's a nifty little program that allows you to download multiple themes and change them without having to restart your browser each time. However, it doesn't change your buttons or menu's as other themes will do, but it isn't honestly that noticeable.

To install Persona, just click the link I provided next to this text and choose one of the themes you like. Underneath will be an orange bar asking you to 'Get Persona'. Simply click it, download the program and restart your browser. You will be redirected back to the theme you wanted to download (or you can use the link here to find the Hetalia ones again). Once installed, just hovering over a theme will show you a preview of how it looks.

To download the theme, just click the theme you'd like and underneath, it should say 'Use Theme'. It will automatically be assigned to your browser and you'll be able to use it. ♥

Hope I've helped! Thanks for reading!

  • Mood: Joy
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jackroono Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok i got it thanx a ton for the help!
jackroono Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pls say where is view all subscribtion on the window.i went to list of countries and it is not there so as you said i should check view all subscription where is it?
Zitenshi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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kittyriki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Just to let you know, I read 'getting rid of ad's' as 'getting rid of aids'. Just so you know. :D

Also, that Hetalia skin is adorable... do want. :D
KachieChanChu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010   Digital Artist
:XD: Lol getting rid of AIDS. also a noble cause!
FookinTruffles Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
I remember firefox..I like the LJlogin thing that I can download for that. :'D I wish they had it for google chrome, which is what I use now. @v@; Google chrome seems to load faster, at least on my computer.
KachieChanChu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Digital Artist
You could make Firefox look like google chrome? But I guess Google Chrome is probably less memory than Firefox. :P
RosyAristocracy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Oooh, I completely forgot that you could do that. Thanks for posting this! I'll have to see if any pretty themes will work with my Mac. D:

Ohay, I didn't know you had an LJ account. 8D I hope you don't mind if I add you! ;3; My screen name on there is kazeneko-chan.
KachieChanChu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Awesome! I'll add you right away! :heart:

And I believe Firefox is compatible with Mac and so is Persona!
RosyAristocracy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Yay! 8D <3

Ooh, sweeet. Good to know! Finally a reason to get off my ass and switch from Safari. xD
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