I would like to remove all the ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT errors I get due to AdBlock, so I thought the Filter field would be appripriate but I can't use it to reverse filter.

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Basically what I want is ... | grep -v ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT


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Nowadays Chrome has an exclusion mechanism in its filter box:


This removes all console errors that block access to network resources. These errors are usually caused by ad blockers and similar scripts. But watch out, this can also be caused by service workers on your own site.

As a more thorough solution, you might want to block the output generated by all extensions. This also leaves less chance for false positives.

Located at the top-right corner of the console there's a cog wheel to manage console settings. The option Selected context only ignores all of the nested browser extension contexts. Below some example screenshots.

Settings with Selected context only disabled:

Settings with "Selected context only" disabled

Settings with Selected context only enabled:

Settings with "Selected context only" enabled

  • (?!.*BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT) is sufficient (for the superlazyuser). Jan 20, 2017 at 19:33
  • No, it doesn't. Did you turn on regex? And did you check other output not being deleted as well? Your solution filters out all console output when regex is disabled, and filters nothing when regex is enabled. Jan 24, 2017 at 10:29
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    Chrome changed the way this works, you'll need to surround the regex with forward slashes: /^(?!net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT).*$/ Oct 6, 2017 at 21:03
  • how do I hide the following message Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
    – Ahmed Eid
    Nov 24, 2018 at 10:26
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    It seems Chrome has removed this functionality. As a work-around you can enable "Selected context only" to disable all logging bij extensions. This option can be found under the settings cog in the console. Feb 11, 2019 at 15:14

Mac Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) OSX: 10.10.5 Chrome: 46.0.2490.71 (64-bit)

  1. Open 'Console' and right click on the Error log you do not want to see.
  2. Click on 'Filter'-> 'Hide message from xxx.js'

(Click image to enlarge)

  • Also working nicely on Windows. Nov 22, 2016 at 9:41
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    but fails with source maps (all messages are from one huge vendor.js)
    – oluckyman
    Jan 16, 2017 at 19:07
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    How do you cancel that? I believe I just clicked it by mistake and I don't see any filter enabled. => Ok, found it, gotta click on another message -> filter -> unhide all Mar 20, 2018 at 18:11
  • Cannot find "unhide all" on the last Chrome version...
    – Emaborsa
    Oct 10, 2018 at 13:30

I found that right-clicking on each message allows to hide it, but this doesn't work for scripts with autogenerated file names.

right click in dev console to hide a script

Edit: There is a "hide network messages" option now (the gods of Google Chrome answered our prayers :D):





  • Am I crazy, or did the ability to do this go away in the latest version of Chrome?
    – Jason
    Jun 11, 2014 at 0:51
  • Still here in Chrome 35
    – Dorian
    Jun 11, 2014 at 19:18
  • I'm on Mac. Maybe that's a difference?
    – Jason
    Jun 11, 2014 at 19:20
  • I'm on Mac too ;)
    – Dorian
    Jun 11, 2014 at 19:28
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    Looks like I'm crazy. Weird. When I right click all I get is the "Unhide All" option greyed out. No list of files.
    – Jason
    Jun 11, 2014 at 20:28

While it is less specific, I find that I can click the gear icon and check the "Hide Network" checkbox. What's more, this setting persists for new instances of the console and across restarts. Filters do not.

So while the filter is good if you just want to shut it off temporarily, this option removes these errors by default.


Same thing for me(( Chrome version 36, Windows 8 clicked exactly on a log message many times


You cannot filter out console errors (in red) using the filter option.

Your best option is to either wait for an update of the extension which solves the problem, or find an alternative extension that does the same thing, or manually download the extension, unpack it, change the code that causes the error, then pack it back and install it.

Recent versions of Chrome seem to have reverse filter as mentioned in Guido Bouman's answer.

  • Thanks I guess I will just wait, I found that right clicking on each error message can allow me to "hide" them, but most of the files are analytics files (blocked by AdBlock) and the file names are auto generated but this method works for only a few analytics providers.
    – Dorian
    Apr 20, 2014 at 0:48

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