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Opera tutorial

By learninmypc
Feb 2, 2012
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  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    Ok. for XP:

    Open up My Computer.

    Open your C drive

    Open the Documents and Settings folder

    Open the folder with your username

    Now. If you do not see an Application Data folder, you need to unhide hidden files folders and drives. To do this, in that folder where I said Application Data 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 Application Data.

    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.
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

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  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    That is odd. I'd uninstall and reinstall. It should be there. What if you show your address bar in explorer, then from there (in your pic) tack on \Opera\Opera to the address?
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    I'm sorry, but if I can't get it taken care of relatively easy with out uninstalling & reinstalling, I'll simply reinstall that Opera adblocker & go with it that way.
    I'm still able to watch the news in Firefox & SeaMonkey with no problem. Thank you.:)
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    You can try to locate the Opera folder using Windows' search function. Maybe it's in "C:\Documents and Settings\"your username"\Local Settings\Application Data\"?
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    Miracles of miracles I finally found the Opera folder in the Opera folder so if
    some one can show me how to do this http://www.techspot.com/vb/post1151384-51.html

    I'll try to do such.:)
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    If you found the 2 Opera folders, then inside the second one just drag and drop the urlfilter.ini that you downloaded.

    Once you reopen Opera, ads will be blocked.
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    I haven't downloaded it yet because I don't know what to do when I got to that link. I'm confused.http://www.fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    It has at the top:
    Main List: urlfilter.ini

    Just right click and save that somewhere and copy it over to the 2nd Opera folder. Or alternatively, just download/save it into that folder directly.
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    The contents here http://www.fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/urlfilter.ini
    won't let me paste it in the folder.:mad:
    I'm considering reinstalling the Opera Adblocker & using FF or SeaMonkey for the news.
     
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    No, you don't copy past the contents. You right click the urlfilter.ini link and save it. So you'll have a file titled 'urlfilter.ini'. That is what you put in the 2nd Opera folder.

    We have too much time invested in this to quit now :D
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    Using SeaMonkey, this is what I get when I right click the link
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  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    Select "Save Link Target As". That will get you the actual urlfilter.ini file
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    You are one damn fine patient individual:D IT works. I just watched a few minutes of the cbs evening news . There are still some ads,but no where near as many, no biggie, I'll live. Thank you very much.:grinthumb
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    Sweet! Glad you finally got it fixed!

    For the remaining ads if you are brave, you can right click on the page and select block content. Then click on them. They will go away, but I've found typically when I do that, the next time they are back again because the address has changed (for the ad) just a bit, so you can start playing with using * in the address. But really thats more work than its worth. That fanboy filter should catch almost everything though. If you are getting several ads on lots of other sites then maybe thats something to look into. Hopefully though, its just letting pass whatever was responsible for you not seeing video initially.
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    Thanks. I'm taking a break now. You have a great day.
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    Whats with Opera Turbo? I enable it & it tells me its not needed. I turn it off & it tells me I should enable it. I put it on automatic & I still get the little pop up (balloon)
    Does Opera really know what it wants/needs? :rolleyes:
    I am on DSL
  19. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    I would just turn it off completely. Its only useful if you are on a really slow connection, like dialup.
  20. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    I'll do such. Is there a way to stop the balloon pop ups?
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    Why is it I can click the key to auto login to any other site but here?
    I've been intending to ask this question for sometime,but kept putting it off.
  22. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    Works for me. Perhaps on first login here you actually clicked "Never for this site" rather than "yes" when Opera asked if you wanted it to remember the password.
  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    I don't recall doing that, but if so, is there a way to reverse it?
  24. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    Honestly I don't know. I'm sure there is, I just don't know how to do it.

    I would try to delete the cookies from this site, and then also check out Tools -> Delete Private Data. Choose detailed options, then click on Manage Passwords. If there is anything for Techspot in there, delete it.
  25. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,232   +232

    Will do such & hope for the best & report back.


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