Former Writer · Dec 28, 2012 at 08:30 am

Remove Facebook Ads on Internet Explorer 10

With Google+ getting more functional and popular than ever, there are many people wondering what they’re still doing on Facebook. Despite years of development, there are still some things that have to be pointed out. However, the biggest gripe most people have is due to the ads. They’re everywhere, they’re annoying, and now on the Microsoft Surface, they’re now avoidable.

XDA Forum Member C-Lang wrote a tutorial to help users avoid those annoying ads on Facebook when using the Microsoft Surface. That said, it should work on other Windows RT and 8 machines as long as you’re using the provided IE 10 browser. It hasn’t been tested on other devices, but it’s worth a shot. Instructions on getting this to work is pretty easy as well:

First, download and extract the zip attachment
Then, open desktop ie, go to internet options > general > accessibility > check “format documents using my style sheet”
Hit browse, navigate to and select the previously downloaded css.
Hit ok, and then ok again.

There is really no hacking or obscure files to deal with. Simply download the file and enable it in Internet Explorer 10 to remove the ads. So far, users have reported that it works. However, there is something important to note. As XDA Recognized Developer GoodDayToDie explains:

Note though, unlike with Tracking Protection and “real” ad blockers, this doesn’t actually protect you in any way. It just hides the element from displaying on the screen. Tracking cookies will still get places, (potentially malicious) JavaScript will still run, and your browser will take the time and bandwidth to download the files anyhow.

In other words, the ads are still there, but you just can’t see them. The good news, though, is that the ads aren’t visible and, therefore, aren’t in the way.

For more details, check out the original thread.


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