Opera tutorial

By learninmypc
Feb 2, 2012
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    Success, Ctrl b did it. Thanks. :)
  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 865   +35

    Cool. Glad to hear.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 865   +35

    Strange I didn't any notification of the update to the thread. Anyway, I'm not sure. Both are flash video. If you have some sort of ad blocker installed in Opera, maybe try disabling that?

    Since I don't use Opera, I did a quick search on ctrl-f12, looks like that brings up the advance options? Is that what you're trying to get to?
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    I'll try temporarily disabling the adblocker,thank you. Yes,I saw those options. I'm still learnin my pc. :)
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    Disabling Adblock worked. Thanks. Weird how I don't do that in FF or SeaMonkey. Just a difference in browsers.:)
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

  8. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 865   +35

    This is in bookmark? Give it a try.
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    I have the cbs evening news bookmarked in speed dial but need to disable adblock to view it. So I what I'm now wondering is how to view it with out disabling adblock IF possible.
  10. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 865   +35

    Don't know how ABP behaves in Opera, but in FF, you can just disable it for certain web site. Click on the ABP icon, you get options like disable everywhere, disable on this page only, etc.
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    In both Firefox & SeaMonkey I can watch the news with out disabling it. Obviously Opera is different so no biggie. Thanks for your help thou.
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    How are you blocking ads in Opera? With the adblock addon?


    If so. I'd try removing that or disabling temporarily, and instead doing it the old fashioned way of just loading a custom urlfilter.ini.

    Then if you still can't watch what you want right click on your CBS page and choose Block Content. Select "Details..." and it will tell you what is being blocked on the current page. You may be able to make an educated guess on what the important one is and unblock it.
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    I'm using the Opera adblock https://addons.opera.com/en/addons/extensions/details/opera-adblock/0.52/
    I'll try your suggestions in hopes I don't mess it up. Thanks.
     
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    Totally greek to me. I'd need step by step or I'll live with it as is. :)
  15. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 865   +35

  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    So I should uninstall it completely?
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    You download that urlfilter.ini from my link and place it here:

    (XP/W2K) C:\Documents and Settings\"your username"\Application Data\Opera\Opera\
    (Vista/7) C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    I have XP but I don't have this C:\Documents and Settings\"your username"\Application Data\Opera\Opera\
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    I've uninstalled the adblocker I had.
  20. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    Did you get the new urlfilter.ini? That will block essentially the same ads as whatever you had before, just now its more compatible with Opera's native blocker they've had in place for years.
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    NO. I went to the link but had no idea what to do there.

    If I reinstalled that adblocker & ONLY subscribed to fanboys, would it work? Just curious.
  22. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    I don't know because I don't know how the adblocking extension works. It may well give you exactly the same blocking, but thats not fixing your problem of something being blocked on a page preventing you from seeing video. Doing it with the urlfilter and no adblocking extension I do not know how to check what is being blocked on a page and then specifically unblock it. There is probably a way, but so few of us use Opera here that that particular question may go unanswered for some time.

    All you need to do is save that urlfilter.ini that you can download directly from the link I gave, into the directory that I gave you in post #42. If you can't find that directory, its possible you have hidden files turned off.
  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    Ok, I've turned on hidden files but ......locating "Application Data\Opera\Opera\ "
    got me lost.
    Might that be because I've uninstalled & reinstalled Opera many times?
    For me to download that urlfilter.ini , I'll need beginner directions,sorry.
  24. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    Ok... Assuming you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

    Open up My Computer.

    Open your C drive

    Open the Users folder

    Open the folder with your username

    Now. If you do not see an AppData folder, you need to unhide hidden files folders and drives. To do this, in that folder where I said AppData should be, hit the alt key on your keyboard. This brings up the File, Edit, View, Tools, and Help menu's (right under the address bar). Click Tools and choose Folder Options. Then go to the View tab. Next, under 'hidden files and folders' click the radio button that says "Show hidden files, folders and drives". Click ok.

    Now open up AppData.

    Open up Roaming.

    Open Opera.

    Open Opera. (yes, an Opera folder inside an Opera folder).

    This is where you place that urlfilter.ini that you should download from here.

    Now, when you open up Opera, it loads that (in the background) and ads are blocked.

    Then you can do what I said above with going to your problematic page, right clicking, choosing block content, select details, and it will show you a list of what is blocked on that page. From there, you may be able to make an educated guess on what is being blocked that is preventing the video from working.
  25. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,585   +187

    Xp pro mce
    PC specs are in my siggy:)


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