µMatrix - the HTTP Switchboard successor

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by tlu, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

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    I create the filter and the banner goes away, but then it returns after I refresh the page :confused:
     
  2. Pilou42

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    Pic or it didn't happen.
    Can you upload a screenshot of "Your filters" and "3rd-party filters" in µBlock options ?
     
  3. gorhill

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    Is "Your filters" selected in the "3rd-party filters" tab?
     
  4. wat0114

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    Yes.

    @pilou, I don't know why you request a pic, as though I need to provide evidence it happens?? But here it is...
     

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  5. gorhill

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    I see you are using HTTP Switchboard for the cosmetic filtering. I checked and yes, it doesn't work with HTTPSB. It does work with uBlock, I had assumed you were using uBlock. I did not investigate why it doesn't work with HTTPSB, and I doubt I will spend time to do so, as said, HTTPSB is deprecated in favor of more advanced uBlock/uMatrix. Any time I would allocate to fix HTTPSB is time I won't spend to keep moving uBlock/uMatrix forward. When you start using uBlock+uMatrix, you will realize how HTTPSB is no match.

    README.md: "Important: No longer developed. Project has been split into two distinct, more advanced extensions:µBlock and µMatrix."
     
  6. wat0114

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    Nope, I'm using both uMatrix and uBlock for several weeks now.
     

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  7. gorhill

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    My bad, somehow I came to think you were using HTTPSB.

    Things to check:
    - Cosmetic filters checkbox
    - Your filter checkbox
    - Whitelist content
    - Other custom cosmetic filters
    - All 3rd-party subscriptions (so I can select same here)
    - Other extensions (which could interfere)
     
  8. wat0114

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    That's the one! Parse and enforce cosmetic filters

    I remember disabling it a week ago because I saw "Enabling this feature increases µBlock's memory footprint" I really can't perceive any performance increase with it disabled, so I'll leave it enabled for the time being.

    Thanks for your help, Raymond.
     
  9. Pilou42

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    I meant we did not have your problem, so it was something in your configuration, that's why I wanted to see your settings. Too bad you did not upload "3rd-party filters" screenshot. We would have found easily. :)

    It is strange that it worked during some seconds if this setting was not enable, but i guess it is the way µBlock works. Maybe µBlock should display a warning "css filters not enable".
     
  10. wat0114

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    Okay no worries then. Yes I should have uploaded 3rd party filters pic, except I wasn't looking beyond the filter I created for the banner. At least it's resolved.

    Yeah, it seems to just be the way uBlock works. A warning might be good just as long as it doesn't bloat the extension, as I know Raymond likes to avoid unnecessary overhead. He makes his extensions lean and mean :)
     
  11. pcalvert

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    uMatrix.chromium_0.8.1.0.zip

    Size: 1636413 bytes (1.6M)
    MD5: 5a3a7c9d974850c8b4c6e8456b00288a
    SHA1: e605a8abb52685c92c4255a48e1097f53874c91e

    The above values should be correct, assuming the file I downloaded was not corrupted. Can anyone else confirm?

    Phil
     
  12. Jarmo P

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    What does the new "three dot" icon in the uMatrix UI do?
     
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  14. Jarmo P

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    Thank you for the link.

    I am making rules on the domain scopes.
    And I guess if the visited domain works with all those 3 checked, there is no harm done and perhaps added security enhanced? I already noticed it makes domain rules for the checked ones. So I know what to disable if needed and of course this adds to usability more than single global scope options.

    Edit:
    I enabled those 3 globally, because there is now the easy disabling switch if something is not working on some sites. I guess that is how this ellipsis is really intended to operate with.
     
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  15. AutoCascade

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    There is an Opera extension that allows direct downloads from the Chrome webstore.

    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/download-chrome-extension-9/?display=en

    The few extensions for Opera not available for Chrome I used to just change the file to .crx and drag it onto the Chrome extension page but now Google blocks those extensions after they detect it. Those extensions are for the most part something that Google doesn't want you to be able to do with Chrome like download youtube videos etc.
     
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    I notice that blocking a cookie from a domain doesn't use the chrome cookie management. I blocked cookies from the NY Times website and a cookie still found its way into chrome. I may have to keep 'edit this cookie' for that function. I was hoping to ditch that as the memory use seems out of whack for that single function.
     
  17. Jarmo P

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    Perhaps Privacy/checking Delete blocked cookies might prevent that.
     
  18. harsha_mic

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    blocking a cookie doesn't stop being reached to your computer. what it does is, it will prevent leaving your computer to reach back to the server...So, essentially it does block cookies. As Jarmo identified above, if you want to clean the cookies from your system, you try that option in the privacy setting.

    you may try this - http://www.raymondhill.net/httpsb/httpsb-test-cookie-1.php
     
  19. harsha_mic

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    Yes!
    Especially the strict HTTPS option makes https websites more secure, as it will stop all non https connections :)
     
  20. AutoCascade

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    Makes sense. You can manually block cookies with the Chrome cookie management but it fails this test when the website is not supposed to be able to set a cookie in the first place. So I can ditch 'edit my cookies', thanks for the heads up on how this actually works.
     
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    After combining the "block" and "matrix" extensions and taking them for a spin around the block, gently dismissing the stellar (with seriously all due respect) "Adguard" extension was a bygone conclusion. My guess is that I should follow suit with "DoNotTrackMe" and the "Flash Control" extensions with Chrome as well. Is there a potential for conflict or wasted overlap with the aforementioned? If anyone would care to chime in on that specific scenario--- a thousand thank you's!

    @ gorhill... I've surfed this blog for a number of years now and picked up some heavy duty goodies (Shadow Defender, Sandboxie, Defensewall, etc.) along the way and I must say I feel both impressed and a bit guilty for capitalizing on your nothing short of brilliant work as a freebie. Especially if that 3rd extension (something about mirroring briefly re fenced in previous posts) extension ever comes to fruition, I may just have to hit my mother and/or brother up up for a donation in any event. Please keep up the great work. You are definitely among the best of the best.

    The substantially reduced website loading time and the safer feeling of a seriously great script blocker for Chrome/Opera.... the conversion from Firefox based on these two extensions alone was inevitable.
     
  22. StillBorn

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    Perhaps worthy of note, the Opera version of uMatrix does not display the Per Scope Switches ("the three dots") icon as the Chrome version does.
     
  23. Pilou42

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    I won't be able to update the version on Opera before a while, as I do not have access to the computer on which I run qemu, which let me test and package the extension for Opera/Windows.
     
  25. Minimalist

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    @gorhill
    I really like both of your extensions - µBlock and µMatrix. Do you take donations for your work? If so, where can they be sent?

    Thanks for your great work :thumb:
     
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