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  • Chrome – subframes

    Posted on southieguy Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    This topic contains 9 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by

     Paul T 4 weeks, 1 day ago.

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    • #1848924 Reply

      southieguy
      AskWoody Plus

      On my Windows 7 laptop, I run Chrome and use uBlock Origin as an extension.

      Is there a way to block subframes such as Facebook and Twitter from running under other websites?

      For example, when I log on here a subframe for Twitter also opens up underneath it when I look at Chrome’s task manager.

      Thanks for any suggestions as to how to block such subframes.

      Dick-Y

    • #1849444 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      I have Chrome and don’t see the twitter frame. Can you post a screen shot?

      cheers, Paul

    • #1849757 Reply

      southieguy
      AskWoody Plus

      Here’s an example:

      Subframes

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    • #1851184 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      That is from the new(ish) site isolation techniques used to prevent Spectre type attacks. No need to worry.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/chrome/comments/8owrep/how_to_kill_the_invasion_of_subframes_in_chrome/

      cheers, Paul

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    • #1851296 Reply

      southieguy
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks for the info. Paul T.  I’m not worried.  I am interested in being able to block subframes like Twitter and FaceBook from my laptop.

      Dick-Y

    • #1851381 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      You’d need to block them from loading, but that stuff is in the site code so it’s modify the page on the fly before display, much like ad blockers do.

      cheers, Paul

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    • #1851429 Reply

      southieguy
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks Paul T.  Since I had recently switched to using Chrome from IE 11 on my W7 laptop, I was hoping some Chrome users might have figured out a way to block such parasites as Twitter and FaceBook latching on as subframes.

      Modifying such pages on the fly is waaaaay beyond my capabilities unfortunately.

      Dick-Y

    • #1854004 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Stick to uBlock and add a cookie cleaner, like Vanilla cookie manager. This will clean most of the tracking.

      cheers, Paul

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    • #1854193 Reply

      southieguy
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks Paul T.

      I have decided to switch to Firefox rather than try to fight all the tracking and adware that Chrome piles on with.

      Hopefully that will make for a better experience for me.  We’ll see.

      Best,

      Dick-Y

    • #1855022 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Firefox still needs ad-blocking and cookie removal add-ons. There isn’t much in it once you have those things in place.

      cheers, Paul

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