Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Suppressing the first-run page on Chrome · 2015-04-20 17:18 by Sebastian Noack

We’ve been asked by system administrators who want to deploy Adblock Plus on their network for a way to disable the first-run page.

This is now possible with Adblock Plus for Chrome. The current Adblock Plus development build, 1.8.12.1419, and the upcoming release, 1.9, can be configured by extension policies to suppress the first-run page (issue 1488).

Note: The extension ID below (i.e., ldcecbkkoecffmfljeihcmifjjdoepkn) is specific to Adblock Plus development builds. The extension ID for stable releases is cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb.

On Windows instances that are joined to an Active Directory domain, the first-run page can be disabled with following registry file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\3rdparty\extensions\ldcecbkkoecffmfljeihcmifjjdoepkn\policy]
"suppress_first_run_page" = dword:0000001

Note that for Chromium, the registry key differs:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKLM\Software\Policies\Chromium\3rdparty\extensions\ldcecbkkoecffmfljeihcmifjjdoepkn\policy]
"suppress_first_run_page" = dword:0000001

On Linux, the first-run page can be disabled with a JSON file in: /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed/ or /etc/chromium/policies/managed/

{
  "3rdparty": {
    "extensions": {
      "ldcecbkkoecffmfljeihcmifjjdoepkn": {
        "suppress_first_run_page": true
      }
    }
  }
}

For more information on configuring Chrome extensions by policy and instructions for OS X and Chrome OS, please refer to the documentation.

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Comment [2]

  1. Daphne Cooper · 2015-04-27 15:39 · #

    I have an Acer computer new at Christmas 2014. It is full of adverts which I cannot get rid of. Everything I try to open up comes up with adverts for clothes,games etc etc. Please how can I remove them with Adblocker. What do I have to do.
    Thank you.
    Daphne

    Reply from Sebastian Noack:

    You can install Adblock Plus from the homepage. However, it sounds like you have some adware installed. So if you still see ads with Adblock Plus installed, you should run an Anti-Virus software. For further questions please ask in the forum.

  2. Ric R. · 2015-05-01 19:42 · #

    Is there an ETA for the release of version 1.8.13?

    Reply from Sebastian Noack:

    Not yet, as we are still testing the current development build. As soon as we set a release date it will be visible here.

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