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How can I remove social network icons from websites?

Asked by victord66 (198 points ) August 19th, 2011

Over the years those annoying social network icons have grown from just one to dozens now. On some websites they take up a whole column and then some. Is there any way to remove them so they don’t show up? I use Firefox with addblock but that doesn’t seem to work.

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Aethelflaed's avatar

No. They aren’t ads, and apparently, other people love them because where would we be without Web 2.0?

Vincentt's avatar

I disabled them as well, both because of the added privacy that comes in removing them, and because it slows the loading of websites.

There’s an adblock subscription that filters them: https://monzta.maltekraus.de/adblock_social.txt

Adding it was a bit of a hassle, apparently you cannot just add any subscription anymore. I had to forge an installation link myself, let’s see if I can make on for you: subscribe.

Vincentt's avatar

Oh, and if some individual buttons still slip through, you could use Element Hiding Helper.

jrpowell's avatar

I use Request Policy. It is very effective but requires a lot of training. It pretty much says do not allow images or code from other domains to run. Example, another example.

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