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Block distracting web page elements
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A desktop widget similar to the “AutoShape rectangle” that would float on top of your browser and could be grabbed, moved and re-sized to cover annoying or distracting (blinking/flashing) web page elements. It would have the usual “minimize” “restore” and “close” boxes in the upper right hand corner.
red5ish, Oct 23 2008

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       [+] but I find that adblockers work pretty good.
FlyingToaster, Oct 23 2008
  

       This sounds like it could be done pretty easily.
nineteenthly, Oct 23 2008
  

       I wish I had it for my TV, too (use remote to position it). This would cover the animated "brands", spoiler headline crawls, ugly people's faces, etc. while I'm watching.
phundug, Oct 23 2008
  

       Yes, please! Block those dancing gif files, or whatever they are.   

       Welcome to the halfbakery.
normzone, Oct 23 2008
  

       Adblock Plus for Firefox does this, you can block or unblock any frame or image you want, although it doesn't use a rectangle select kind of interface.
Spacecoyote, Oct 23 2008
  

       I like it, it would keep you from accidental mouseovers.
FlyingToaster, Oct 24 2008
  
      
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