I’m not an avid player of (fluff)Friends like my parents are, but I do enjoy the hunt-style games they have every so often. I made the Fluff Grabber for that very reason. Nevertheless, I have a bone to pick with Fluff Friends and probably Facebook too. The speed.
Even though we have a 7.5Mbit/s connection, the pages are still slow and they always eventually inundate the browser making it slow too . I was sick of these problems so I made a solution. Here it is.
- Use Firefox and get Ad Block Plus. Once you install it, you’ll restart Firefox, you’ll br prompted to select a list (it said subscription but it’s free so don’t worry) and choose EasyList (or whatever says Easy).
- You will notice a little ABP stop sign up in the right hand corner of the screen. There should be an arrow next to it. Click on that arrow.
- Select preferences from the drop down list that appears.
- Now the challenge. A new window appears and in the lower left hand corner, you’ll see Add Filter.
- Click Add Filter.
- An inline text box appears now and all you need to do is put in this:Ã‚Â *fluff.s3.amazonaws.com/*
- Click somewhere else inside the preferences window to confirm the filter.
- Repeat steps 5-7 for the following,Ã‚Â *fluffart.s3.amazonaws.com/*,Ã‚Â *188.8.131.52/*,Ã‚Â *184.108.40.206/*
- You should see your filters listed under My Ad Block Rules, hit apply and then go to Fluff Friends.
- Feel the difference.
So, what does this all accomplish? It removes the images from Fluff Friends. If you take a look at the total size (in KB) of a fluff friend page, you’ll notice that the aside from the stuff you need, images make a substantial contribution. So by getting rid of them, you’re not loading them every time, saving you load time and rendering time (the time it takes for it to be drawn on the screen).
If you want to see the Fluff Friend images again (for example, after the egg hunt is over?) you can easily turn toggle the affect of your custom filters by going to Preferences and clicking the checked-checkboxes next to the filters.