Be the Chameleon

by Andre Pedralho

Reading some blogs and forums, I noticed that some guys (and girls) are interested in having User Agent Switcher ported for MicroB. So tonikitoo, Tomaz Noleto and I rolled up our sleeves and got it to work! The result you can see below:

MicroB as Firefox 3.0

MicroB as Internet Explorer 7.0

MicroB as Opera 9.25

Get the installer here and check it by yourself. Remember to restart your MicroB browser twice and then configure it according to your preferences by clicking here or manually loading chrome://useragentswitcher/content/config.html.

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Flashblock port for MicroB

by Afonso Costa

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Click here to install Flashblock for MicroB.

Remember to restart your MicroB browser twice!

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Thanks, clarifications and hints

by Afonso Costa

No, there is not a new port (done)! This post is just to address some concerns that have been raised recently.

First of all, I would like to thank some guys who have really helped me with my job: Antonio Gomes (a.k.a tonikitoo) and Tomaz Noleto who taught me how to port the fonts and the Greasemonkey Add-ons. Andre Pedralho who helped me work on the MicroB spell checker, dictionaries and Adblock Plus porting. And finally a special thanks to Wladimir Palant, the Adblock Plus creator and maintainer, who warned me about a security bug in my port and who inspired me on to write this post.

I was informed by Wladimir that some "Adblock Plus for MicroB" users have looked for help in the official ABP forums. Unfortunately he will not help any of those users there. If you have any doubt, suggestion or complaining about any port we have done, you can subscribe yourself to our list, send it to us and we will reply you as soon as we have a good answer.

As Wladimir suggested in Adblock Plus official blog all the ported extensions will be renamed. Actually, the packages name will remain the same, but some configuration files would reference me and/or the guy who performed the porting and the port itself.

I hope to release a new port in the coming weeks. I'm just trying to make it work on the microb-engine (1.0.3-5) available in the maemo repository. I asked Pedralho to test the new port on a newer microb-engine version (1.0.4-5) and it worked fine!

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I am glad to present Adblock Plus

by Afonso Costa

One of the most popular Firefox add-ons, Adblock Plus, is a content-filtering extension for Firefox that prevents nearly 99% of web advertisements and banners from being downloaded and subsequently displayed. Now it is available for MicroB!


The installation process is straightforward:

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