AdBlock Plus’s Element Hiding Helper has updated. It no longer resides on the right-click mouse menu. You need to enable the top menu bar button for AdBlock (View|Toolbars|Customise), then it launches from a drop-down from that icon.

The new method of selecting a block to hide takes a minute of getting used to. If you can comprehend nested HTML code at a glance then it’s not necessarily easier than before, since it’s now trickier to identify the master container DIV for the whole block you want to hide. However, other users will probably find it a bit easier and more visual to use.

Element Hiding Helper is useful for customising “noisy” websites such as newspaper front pages, which blast you with celebrity news sidebars, scrolling tickers, sports sections and other regular items you never read.

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