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Remove It Permanently

Friday, December 7th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

Remove It Permanently

On your favorite Web sites, are there elements, such as pictures, images, text and animations that you’d like to remove? I mean, they can be so annoying and inconvenient that you just want to send them to the grave for good. Ever feel like that? Well, I have found a great Firefox extension called R.I.P. (a.k.a. Remove It Permanently) that will help you do just that. It allows you to easily and quickly remove different parts of Web sites, with just a simple right click. I’ll be going over some of the features of R.I.P. today, so let’s get started!

1.) First, you will need to download the R.I.P. extension from the Firefox add ons gallery. The link to do that is right here.

2.) Once you’ve installed it, go ahead and surf to It’s a blog I occasionally like to browse through, but it has a lot of very distracting ads, so I’ll be using it as an example today.

3.) The first thing I wanted to remove was the big banner at the top. To do so, right click on the border of the banner, but not the actual banner itself. That is important, because otherwise, you will not receive the correct drop down menu.

4.) After you’ve right clicked on the border, the above menu will appear. Go down and hover over the option that reads Remove It Permanently. You will notice that the banner will flash a red border. That’s just letting you know what will be removed.

5.) Click Remove It Permanently and voila, it’s gone! I hope you’re starting to see how useful this extension can be.

6.) Now, let’s go ahead and remove the rest of the ads on the right side of the page. Remember to get really close to the border of the element or you might end up deleting a whole part of the Web site. Here’s what my page looked like when I got rid of all the ads:

7.) Now, just in case you ever do accidentally delete something you need, you can undo it by right clicking and selecting Undo Last R.I.P.

8.) Finally, if you go up to the Tools menu, followed by R.I.P. Options, you will see a list of all your R.I.P.s, where you can delete them, export them, import them or share them with your friends.

There is a small gallery of R.I.P.s available if you click the button that says “Click here to find more.” Who knows? You might find your favorite Web site already cleaned up. That way, you can just import the R.I.P. yourself, with no extra work required!

I hope you enjoy this very useful Firefox extension!

~ Neil Patel

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