1. mase123987's Avatar
    Does anyone know if one exists? Chrome doesn't have proper touch controls, while Firefox in Metro doesnt appear to support add-ons.
    10-30-2013 07:06 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    AFAIK, AdBlock Plus only works in desktop browsers.
    10-30-2013 09:02 PM
  3. Guzzler3's Avatar
    An alternative to Adblock Plus, is to use the in tracking protection that is in the Desktop version of IE, it will carry over to the Metro IE. Go to; Internet Explorer Gallery select the ones you want (I recommend Easylist and EasyPrivacy) then restart IE (both desktop and metro) and you do get some ad blocking. It's not as great as Adblock Plus, but it's better than nothing
    lukemholl likes this.
    10-31-2013 09:41 PM
  4. mase123987's Avatar
    An alternative to Adblock Plus, is to use the in tracking protection that is in the Desktop version of IE, it will carry over to the Metro IE. Go to; Internet Explorer Gallery select the ones you want (I recommend Easylist and EasyPrivacy) then restart IE (both desktop and metro) and you do get some ad blocking. It's not as great as Adblock Plus, but it's better than nothing
    I consider that a total failure. Doesn't even come close unfortunately.
    11-01-2013 06:37 AM
  5. Guzzler3's Avatar
    I consider that a total failure. Doesn't even come close unfortunately.
    Have you even tried my suggestion? You might be surprised (It does block all the ads on this site).
    11-01-2013 09:23 AM
  6. mister2d's Avatar
    I consider that a total failure. Doesn't even come close unfortunately.

    It really isn't a "total failure". I've been using it for at least a year. Yes I love the ABP + NoScript combination on Firefox, but adding a TPL list works very well in IE.

    Really it's quite easy. You just click on "Add TPL" from a site such as this: https://www.fanboy.co.nz/ie.html

    There are other sites as well. Additionally, it's the same list that the majority of ABP/Firefox users use that gets updated regularly. It's a no brainer if you prefer to use IE.
    11-01-2013 09:42 AM
  7. stmav's Avatar
    Have you even tried my suggestion? You might be surprised (It does block all the ads on this site).
    I've been using it on my surface for a while and works great. You are correct.
    11-01-2013 06:10 PM
  8. mase123987's Avatar
    I've been using it on my surface for a while and works great. You are correct.
    Does it block on the Metro side though? I have tried that suggestion before without much luck. BTW, AdBlock Plus does have an official product for desktop IE now.
    11-01-2013 07:30 PM
  9. stmav's Avatar
    Yep. Metro was just about unusable for me on this site until I installed the add on. Now I can kick back with the tablet at night instead of my laptop. Though easy privacy was giving me problems on ESPN, so I scaled it back to easy list and everything is fine.
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    11-01-2013 08:04 PM
  10. mase123987's Avatar
    Yep. Metro was just about unusable for me on this site until I installed the add on. Now I can kick back with the tablet at night instead of my laptop. Though easy privacy was giving me problems on ESPN, so I scaled it back to easy list and everything is fine.
    Maybe I will give it another go...
    11-01-2013 09:42 PM
  11. lukemholl's Avatar
    An alternative to Adblock Plus, is to use the in tracking protection that is in the Desktop version of IE, it will carry over to the Metro IE. Go to; Internet Explorer Gallery select the ones you want (I recommend Easylist and EasyPrivacy) then restart IE (both desktop and metro) and you do get some ad blocking. It's not as great as Adblock Plus, but it's better than nothing
    Being new to Windows 8/Surface I didn't know you could do this. Works a treat, thanks! :-)
    11-05-2013 06:59 AM
  12. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Being new to Windows 8/Surface I didn't know you could do this. Works a treat, thanks! :-)
    Oddly enough, this has been in IE for quite awhile now. I think it showed up first in IE 9 (but don't quote me on this, just not sure. I'm still a Firefox guy for my main browser).
    11-05-2013 08:33 AM

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