Workaround for some T$R annoyances
I’ll put this under read more in case I’ll later have to edit this post since I don’t want wrong information going around in reblogs. Below the read more is two tips for how to make downloading from T$R slightly less annoying than it currently is. You don’t have to turn off your adblock for them and be spammed with shady ads and you actually can often also skip most of the countdown too (not always, this isn’t a perfect method sadly)
So firstly: You can totally download stuff with uBlock turned on if you have Fuck Fuckadblock filter list installed (you need to set uBlock in the advanced mode and then under Filter lists tab go to the bottom, click on import and in the field paste: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bogachenko/fuckfuckadblock/master/fuckfuckadblock.txt and then hit ‘apply the changes’ at the top. Then refresh the page at T$R and download away without any nagging about adblocking)
Another fun thing you can do while the timer is making you wait three years and contemplate about subscribing to T$R is edit the address bar to skip the countdown, don’t touch the item number but do change the bolded parts from:
You’ll have to give it few seconds (I’ve found that in your regular 15 second wait doing it around 11-8 seconds is the safest, you probably won’t be able to do it much faster anyway) before hitting enter to skip the rest of the count down but most of the time it works, if it gets stuck or errors then you’ll have to go back to the download, refresh the page and watch the countdown through once then for the next file you usually can skip part of it again. I actually tried making redirector for that but it’s too fast and always errors so that didn’t work unfortunately. I just keep notepad with the thankyou/id link on my desktop and copy paste it from there every time I go to T$R to grab something.
Additionally: If you use Vivaldi browser and its inbuild adblock then you’ll have to either turn it off for this or also include the list in it too for it to work. I don’t know if this works with adblock plus since I haven’t used it for years after switching to uBlock but if somebody wants to try it out, let me know the results and I’ll add it here. :)
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