Can uBlock Origin block this garbage?

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    When I surf the internet I sometimes encounter a web page where the view is marred by the junk shown below. Is there a UBO setting that will prevent this? If not, is there any AD blocker (or whatever) that will get rid of this mess?

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  2. Krusty

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    Have you tried enabling AdGuard's or Fanboy's Social Media block list?
     
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    Tunnelbear Blocker has an option for blocking such "social buttons."
     
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    @Krusty 10Q to the nth! I enabled Adguard's social media blocker. Tested it --- WORKS!

    @hawki -- Thanks for the suggestion. That's the first I've heard of Tunnelbear (catchy name). I found its site HERE and (at Chrome store) HERE. I'm a UBO fan-boy but some other folks might want to try it out.
     
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    Glad you're sorted.
    I like Privacy Badger although on some some sites I have to turn it off.
     
  6. Krusty

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    Cool! I'm glad we got you sorted. :thumb:
     
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    @bellgamin,

    I think you can also block that crap using uBlockO. Do you have a link or two that leads to that type of content?
     
  8. bellgamin

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    I suppose the crap you seek to check is the social media stuff illustrated in my first post herein. If so, here's one example.

    Actually, uBlockO is what I am using to block that stuff -- and LOTS of other annoying stuff as well as malicious stuff. Per Krusty's sage advice, I enabled Adguard's social media blocker WITHIN uBlockO. Adguard's social media blocker is a component of uBlockO -- I just hadn't known it was included in uBlockO until Krusty gave me the nudge to go looking for it..
     
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    I was able to block those elements by enabling Fanboy's Social blocking list or by using the element picker to zap them individually. Enabling more than the default lists can, however, result in broken desired content on some web pages.
     
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    Too too true. For instance, if a site has a YouTube video, that video won't be present-for-viewing unless uBO is disabled.
     
  11. Azure Phoenix

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    That’s probably because of the filters. One way around it is to enable dynamic filtering and allowing YouTube for the site that way you don't need to disable uBlock Origin.
     
  12. imdb

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    you can create global noop rules to allow embedded yt vids on all sites.
     
  13. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    How. please?
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    @Azure Phoenix -- Thanks to the nth! That github guide made me an expert in 3 minutes flat.
     
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    @bellgamin
    here's a ubo tutorial vid officially recommended & endorsed by gorhill himself on ubo github page:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lisQQmWQkY
     
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    I've blocked some ads and other unwanted stuff using uBlockO by right-clicking on them, then clicking on "Block Element" in the context menu then on "Create". It works fine - I haven't seen ads down the side of the page in my Outlook email for ages, there's more space for the messages too!
     
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  19. Brummelchen

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    "Fanboy’s Social Blocking List " ist your friend, and the logger show the tags for it

    Code:
    a[href^="https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?"]
    a[href^="https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php"]
    a[href^="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?"]
    a[href*="facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?"]
    in case of the picker
    there is no need for cripled adguard or crappy adblock. RTFM
     
  20. wat0114

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    Agreed! uBlockO can do it all.
     
  21. Azure Phoenix

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    Like using Adguard filters.
     
  22. Hadron

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    Adblock Plus has the ability to block that built-in.
    Just tick the box.
     
  23. Yuki2718

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    Fanboy's Social List is FP-prone, even blocked a valid article that happened to include "Facebook" in its title. Adgurad's one is better in this regard.

    Also, tho the element picker is handy & useful, relying too much on it is risky.
    (1) As the EP only use id or class selector, rules made by it on dynamically generated pages may not work when you visit the page next time (e.g. mobile Facebook pages' popup). In such cases, Browser' own Inspect Element will help you and this is why uBO etc. support ##[sth="xxx"] syntax. This will also reduce your use of nested filters which the EP tend to use too often (e.g. Pinterest's popup).
    (2) Sometimes the EP misses network connection used to make the element. Not always tho.
    (3) In other cases, blocking certain javascript (which is sometimes easy to find) blocks the element, in this case using the EP is not ideal 'cause it does never catch script.
    (Even some subscription filters occasionally make "mistakes" of not blocking the responsible image & script and instead just hiding them.)

    So for comprehensive blocking, the EP should be used in combination w/ Inspect Element & network logger, and possibly contrary to your belief, they do not require knowledge of HTML/CSS (it's only better if you have). However, the EP is more valuable on Firefox mobile where Inspect Element is not available w/out an extension.
     
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