µBlock, a lean and fast blocker

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by gorhill, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Bertazzone

    Bertazzone Registered Member

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    Yes, element picker may do the trick. BTW, after I saw this
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...-powerful-ad-blockers-declare-a-new-arms-race

    Since the article only talked about filters in current adblockers, I did a test: I disabled all filters and surfed in Medium Mode to Yahoo home page. The one ad I disabled with element picker and presto! Perfect page with no breaks! Thought you might like to know.
     
  2. Iangh

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    If I go to https://www.bbc.com/news all photos load properly. Click thru to Sport, https://www.bbc.com/sport, and no photos load. Clicking on the different sports' menus and the photos load. To get the photos to load on https://www.bbc.com/sport I have to disable Nano. How do I go about figuring out which filter is causing the problem? It's only just started happening today.
     
  3. Bertazzone

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    If you're using Medium Mode (block 3rd party scripts & frames) you may apply a noop to: bbc.co.uk. That worked for me. It took no time at all to do. :thumb:
     
  4. Iangh

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    Not using Medium Mode, but having read about it I went hunting: set bbci.co.uk to allow. Will try Medium Mode now I know about it.:)
     
  5. Bertazzone

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    Medium Mode is the developer's preferred mode for usability and security. You may check out this video by The Hated One:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lisQQmWQkY

    Depending on the browser you use, you may even wish to try Nano Adblocker. It is based on uBO but better overall out-of-the-box, with less site breakage in Medium Mode. Nano in Edge browser stays current with uBO on updates. Not available in FF. Cheers! :thumb:
     
  6. Rasheed187

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    That's the thing, they keep popping up even if you use the element picker, so I need some kind of global rule. Perhaps I can PM you when I encounter them, the sites are not explicit or anything.
     
  7. mantra

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    hi
    i have noticed ublock orign can't block spotify ads using the web player
    is there a fix?
    thanks
     
  8. RangerDanger

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    Try EZBlocker.Its made just for Spotify.
     
  9. wat0114

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    It blocks ads fine for me. Is there by chance a different Spotify web player than this one I use -https://open.spotify.com/browse/featured
     
  10. dogbite

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    Inoreader (my favorite RSS reader) has launched a new annoying Ad Block Warning. See screenshot here.


    http://imgur.com/m7YSI6xl.png


    How to permanently remove it with ublock? Ad-Block Warning Removal list filter is already enabled, but still I get it.
    Do I have to pick all elements consisting of the Warning or can I find a quicker way to get rid of it?
     
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  11. Azure Phoenix

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    Can you test if you still get the warning if you use Nano Adblocker instead?
     
  12. dogbite

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    Is Nano AdBlocker an alternative add-on or an ublock's filter? I could not find it either (Firefox).
     
  13. mood

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    Nano Adblocker is a fork of uBlockO.
     
  14. summerheat

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    It's not available for Firefox (although it's a fork of uBO). Besides, issues raised on the Nano github site are usually solved very fast on https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uAssets. Hence, I don't see any compelling reason why one should use it.
     
  15. Azure Phoenix

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    The reason I ask is that I'm curious if Nano would be detected on that website like uBlock was.

    For example, ublock gets detected on this website but not nano.
    https://browserleaks.com/proxy
     
  16. summerheat

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    I cannot confirm this. I just tried Nano Adblocker (in combination with Nano Defender) and that site reports that "Adblock for Mozilla Firefox" is detetcted.

    EDIT: You have to make sure that JS is enabled both in uBO and in Nano for that site! Without JS most stuff is not detected by that site.

    EDIT2: If you create the following rule in Dynamic URL Filtering using the logger

    Code:
    browserleaks.com https://browserleaks.com/js/proxy.js script block
    your adblocker will no longer be detected. Needless to say that this is not a universal rule as it only works on that site.
     
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  17. Azure Phoenix

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    The result is the same on both Edge and Chrome. uBlock gets detected but somehow Nano doesn't.

    I don't use Firefox so I haven't test it.
     
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  18. rseiler

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    You probably noticed by now, but it's working again. The fix was implemented yesterday in "uBlock filters," which is the first one in uBO's filter list (you may need to update).

    I would like to solve a longstanding issue--caused by hidden ads--that partially breaks the scroll tracking feature (Mark items as read when you scroll past them), but I'm not good enough at this to figure it out myself. Not sure where the best place is to bring that up further.
     
  19. summerheat

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    I repeated the test on Chromium and can confirm what you're saying. The simple reason is that Nano contains the rule

    Code:
    ||browserleaks.com/js/proxy_ab.js$script
    in the Nano filters list which is a static filter equivalent to the dynamic rule in my previous post. In other words: Nano has a filter specifically for that site which means that it is not less detectable than uBO. Using this filter for such a well-known test site is actually a sham as it suggests that is somehow "better" than uBO which is obviously not the case.
     
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  20. Azure Phoenix

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    @summerheat

    Thanks a lot. I appreciate you taking the time to look into it.
     
  21. mood

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    uBlockO v1.17.4 Released (December 01, 2018)
    Download - v1.17.4 - Firefox (AMO)
    Download - v1.17.4 - Chrome (Web Store)
    Download - v1.17.0 - Opera (Opera Addons)
    Download - v1.15.24 - Edge (Microsoft Store)
     
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  22. dogbite

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    Yeah, just checked a few minutes ago. It works. Thank you all, guys.
     
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    My apology, probably asked before:
    Q: why do same 'Filter lists' have different 'used out of' numbers..... Chrome v1.17.0 vs. Firefox v1.17.4.
    Ch.png FF.png
    Thanks
     
  25. Minimalist

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    AFAIK uBlock removes duplicates. Maybe it uses different order when removing them so they are removed from different lists in different browser.
     
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