How To: Remove Facebook Ads from Internet Explorer 10 on Your Microsoft Surface

Remove Facebook Ads from Internet Explorer 10 on Your Microsoft Surface

How to Remove Facebook Ads from Internet Explorer 10 on Your Microsoft Surface

I think most people can agree that advertisements are just annoying. There is only one day out of the entire year when commercials and advertisements are actually welcomed, and that's the Super Bowl. But, since it can't be the Super Bowl every day (if only), those ads that float around on your Microsoft Surface's screen are just obnoxious. Luckily, there is a way to get rid of them, on Facebook at least.

Facebook is one of the most visited sites in the world, so having the ability to hide ads on the site is pretty convenient. This trick has only been tested on the Microsoft Surface using Internet Explorer 10. Here is how you can achieve an ad-free Facebook experience.

Eliminating Facebook Ads in IE10 on the Surface

XDA forums member C-Lang created this mini-hack in his quest to rid the world of annoying ads. First, you need to download the zipped file available in the link above.

Once you have the file downloaded and extracted, open Internet Explorer 10. Go to Internet Options -> General -> Accessibility and check Format documents using my style sheet.

You will be asked to locate the style sheet, so go to Browse and find the css you extracted from the zipped file, then select that as your style sheet. Click on OK and there you have it.

Another XDA forum member, GoodDayToDie, did note that the Facebook ads are merely hidden—they still load and can still track your actions. So, this is more of a visual appeasement.

For more intensive ad removal on Windows 8, you will still want to download an ad-blocker or anti-tracking tool. Unfortunately, these cannot yet be installed on the Surface due to Windows RT's desktop app restrictions.

2 Comments

XDA forums member C-Lang - Kudos to you for the info. / file. The annoying FB ads are no longer there thanks to you. I couldn't even get rid of them using IE's add ons or extensions...so THANKS! :-)

I am using IE 10 and this works great! Took 2 minutes literally to install and all the pain-in-the-ass ads are no longer showing and the "trending" junk is also gone!

Thanks!!!!

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