Live in harmony with ads.

AdSidebar is an alternative to traditional ad blocker extensions. Ads are displayed in a controllable sidebar on the right hand side of the screen.

Features

  • Gives the user more control of how and when ads are displayed.
  • Benefits both the user and content creators.
  • Ads are displayed in one location. This makes the website easier to read and helps the user distinguish between actual content and deceptive ads that disguise themselves as content.

Open Source

Installation

NOTE: all ad blocking extensions must be uninstalled _before_ installing AdSidebar.


AdSidebar - Quick Start User Guide

AdSidebar is an alternative to traditional ad blocker extensions. AdSidebar finds ads and displays the ads in a sidebar on the right hand side of the screen. Ads in the sidebar can be clicked just like regular ads. For quick web page loading, AdSidebar loads ads after the main web content is loaded. Once all ads are loaded, the sidebar will display on the right hand side of the screen. It will automatically hide itself after a configurable number of seconds (the default is 5 seconds). The sidebar will remain on the screen if the user's mouse is positioned over the sidebar. When the mouse is moved off the sidebar, the sidebar will automatically close after the configured number of seconds.

Extension Icon command options

  • Open/Close AdSidebar

    This is only available if AdSidebar find ads.

  • Auto hide

    Auto hide the sidebar after a specified number of seconds. Default is 5 seconds. The sidebar will display for 5 seconds and then hide itself. The sidebar can be reopened with the "Open Adsidebar".

  • Ad Scaling. Enable/Disable scaling of ads. Default is enabled. Shrinks the ads to reduce screen space used by ads.

Adsidebar icons

  • Maximize/Minimize

    Change the size of the sidebar. "Maximize" disables ad scaling and displays the ads at their original resolution.

  • Close

    Hide the sidebar. It can be reopened via the extension icon "Open AdSidebar" command.