I have a few tips I would like to offer for saving data. An added benefit is that they will help you protect your privacy!
Many most websites have built-in trackers that not only record a ton of unnecessary user data (and are connected to the targeted ad business), but also cause more data to be loaded using your connection. Fortunately, there are ways to combat that!
I hope this helps!
Thank you for sharing your suggestions for data conservation! This is great; I use uBlock Origin myself, haven't gotten around yet to getting an adblocker for my phone, so I'll look into Blockada. Thanks again!
I've used uBlock Origin and Adblock Plus. They both work well.
Just need to be careful. I use Adblock Plus and it works in most situations, plus it's configurable. Other things work too good (e.g., Flash Block and Disable HTML5 Autoplay) and block things that they really shouldn't. I've run into that several times and ended up having to disable them.
I would ditch Adblock Plus. I used to use it and uBlock Origin at the same time, but really all Adblock Plus can do uBlock Origin does better, with less resource strain.
uBlock Origin will probably run better on your computer. It's designed to be light on rexources. It should block the same or better than AdBlock.
I've been using Adblock for a long time and it works fine for me -- I've never encountered a problem. I used to use Flashblock too. I think that's no longer available, right?
I used to use them together, as well, but went back to using Adblock Plus on it's own, with no issues. I had also tried uBlock Origin on it's own, but I saw no difference between the two, personally, so I went back with what I'm used to and what works well for me.
One I definitely DID have issues with was AdBlocker Ultimate. Was giving me random black blocks on various web pages.
I tend to watch web pages like a hawk, so I haven't used Flash Block or Disable HTML5 Autoplay. With that said, I just went to find them to add them, just in case. Unfortunately, the former doesn't seem to be available for Chrome, while the latter is now unmaintained and, apparently, infected.
If I really want to read a webpage that includes video that can't be turned off, I reach over and disconnect the LAN cable after the word article is loaded.
I recommend against ABP because of its a) higher resource use of ABP (as verified by numerous third parties), better blocking (uBo has a great picker tool!), and business model. Whereas uBlock Origin is open source and refuses donations, Adblock Plus accepts donations and receives funding from companies joining their "acceptable advertising list." Yes, it can be disabled, but if it is not it still will cause ads to show.