But it didn't satisfy me.
I have restored the hosts file to its original content; switched to using
Mozilla Firefox as my default browser and installed AdBlock Plus and several
allied extensions. Having done this I am now able to control the manner in
which web pages display - especially the BBC News page (which prompted this
thread) without resorting to placing limits on the MVP's hosts file.
"Ben" none wrote in message ...
| Hello Mike,
| The site being blocked was an 'ad.doubleclick.net' one. I wasn't able to
| find this in I.E. but a user of Firefox told me of it. I edited the hosts
| file by placing the # before this entry: 'ad.doubleclick.net
| #[MVPS.Criteria]', and achieved the desired result with the BBC news
| This satisfies me.
| "Mike M" wrote in message
| | You have yet to establish the site being blocked. Why haven't you done
| | this and by so doing contribute something to this thread? I've
| | how to do this.
| | For the fourth time the word ADVERTISEMENT is an indication that a link
| | being blocked. That link could be as small as a 1 pixel web bug. Why
| | establish what that link might be?
| | --
| | Mike Maltby
| | Ben none wrote:
| | I can only thank you, Mike, for sharing your expertise with me.
| | I would like to perhaps end my input by leaving you with one sentence:
| | When I de-activate the hosts file and open the BBC news page I see no
| | spaces, no word 'advertisement', no small box with the red cross in
| | it and no boxes of any kind.