Adding a custom problematic site block list in Opera

Adding a custom problematic site block list in Opera

Say goodbye to annoying ads with Opera’s Fanboy Annoyances list

Opera browser blocking ads

Are you tired of relentless ads on websites that make it difficult to enjoy the content? Look no further than Opera, the browser that excels at blocking ads. In fact, it does such a terrific job that some sites have even started calling it out to block their ads! But fear not, for Opera allows you to add exceptions for the sites you want to support while continuing to block ads on others.

Opera comes with built-in block lists that are pretty effective in blocking most ads, but they do have their limitations. Some annoying pop-ups and other intrusive elements can still slip through the cracks. That’s where the Fanboy Annoyances list comes to the rescue!

Introducing the Fanboy Annoyances list

To enhance your browsing experience with Opera, you can add the Fanboy Annoyances list. This list specifically targets those pesky elements that disrupt your enjoyment of websites. But before we delve into the how, let’s talk about what you’ll need.

What you’ll need: 1. Running/updated instance of Opera web browser 2. Downloaded Fanboy Annoyances list (more on that soon)

Step 1: Download the Fanboy Annoyances list

Start by opening Opera and heading to the Fanboy list site. Once there, right-click on the ABP link for ‘View List’ under Fanboy Annoyances List. Save the downloaded file (fanboy-annoyance.txt) to your hard drive.

Step 2: Open Opera Settings

To access the ad blocker list settings in Opera, simply type (or copy/paste) ‘opera://settings/adBlockerLists’ into the address bar of the browser.

Step 3: Add the new list

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the ‘Add’ button associated with Custom Lists. A popup will appear, allowing you to select a file. Click ‘Select a file’ and then navigate to and double-click the fanboy-annoyance.txt file you downloaded. This will add the new list to Opera.

You can also add other custom block lists, such as Fanboy Problematic Websites List, Fanboy Anti-Facebook Filters, Fanboy Anti-Cookie Filters, filters from Adguard, any of the NextDNS blocklists, or the OISD small, big, or NSFW lists. However, it’s advisable to start with the Fanboy Annoyances list initially, combined with Opera’s default lists, as it usually suffices to improve your browsing experience.

Remember that while ad-blocking can be a blessing, some websites rely on ad revenue. Therefore, if you want to support specific sites, don’t forget to add exceptions for them, allowing their ads to be displayed.

With Opera’s Fanboy Annoyances list, you can bid farewell to intrusive ads and enjoy uninterrupted browsing. So, go ahead and take control of your online experience with Opera’s powerful ad-blocking capabilities!