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How to truly Fix this Recent sudden mess up in uBlock Origin (some internal config/ list updates) blocking way too much?

How to truly Fix this Recent sudden mess up in uBlock Origin (some internal config/ list updates) blocking way too much? Its doing this on most websites: google, youtube, superuser & SE. Even ...
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Apply a rule to only specific pages or paths, not ALL pages

With the uBlock's picker mode, I have created a rule like www.abc.com##some-rule But the some-rule is position-based, so it only works correctly on top-level pages. So, I want the rule to be applied ...
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Load ads.js while using adblock

Is it possible to not block a file called ads.js on a specific website with adblocker active ? When I look at the network tab it says 'net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT'.
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Configure Adblock to filter web pages in Google Chrome?

There's an ad the Adblock extension for Google Chrome fails to remove. Adblock Plus didn't work any better. It looks like just removing the following line in the HTML page would do the trick, but ...
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Replacing blocked YouTube video with external link

Is it possible to show link to YouTube video instead of completely erasing the YT iframe using uBlock Origin? Will it be treated (and blocked) as 3p-frame or 3p by dynamic filters, and thus blocked ...
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Why is uBlock Origin causing Pale Moon to *randomly* not load my stylesheet with zero changes in between?

I have Pale Moon installed on Windows 10. It has the uBlock Origin extension installed. This is how I reproduce the glitch: I first clear ALL browser data and then close the program. Then I run this ...
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How do I match and block a tag by an attribute's value with Ublock Origin?

I'm trying to block/remove a specific stylesheet from a page. The context here is that this stylesheet is the stylesheet specific to a specific subreddit. The HTML looks like this (from the ublock ...
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Why does Firefox refuse to navigate to this domain?

I noticed some advertisments slipping through my ad blocker. I decided that I might be better off navigating to the domain of the ad provider, going to page settings and ban all permissions, including ...
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How to remove ad script malware injection on Firefox

I'm using linux mint tara. When I browse through firefox, occasionally an encrypted script is getting injected into the page that I'm browsing. When clicked anywhere on the page opens a popup ad. How ...
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Adblock Plus: What is the reason this rule doesn't work?

I've always been confused by ABP syntax for blocking content, but usually I can get what I need. But I've struggled a couple of hours trying to understand how to block this image: (actual URL: ...
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How can I stop/disable McAfee ads/popups in Lenovo (Recommended by LENOVO)

I have recently bought a Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 which has been good so far. However, there is something really annoying with it which is a an ad that appears every time I turn on the laptop. ...
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Firefox: script blocking for major external providers like Cloudflare and Amazon

I'm currently running NoScript. Many websites run external scripts from a few really common domains, like cloudflare.com and amazonaws.com. If I whitelist these domains, my fear is that all scripts ...
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Adblock/uBlock rule to hide elements inside an iframe

I would like to hide elements which have a specific attribute inside an iframe. For example, I want to hide all elements with attribute load-ads-json-from, and there is an element <div load-ads-...
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What is the Tails configuration for Ublock Origin on TOR?

I'd like to run TOR with Ublock Origin, but for various reasons I can't replace my whole OS with Tails. In order to not compromise the anonymity of my browser, I figure I can just configure UBO the ...
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Can I stop a website from deleting back-button history?

Westlaw.com times me out returns me to the sign-in page after 20 or 30 minutes. On most websites, I would just sign back in and hit the back button to return to where I was when I timed out, but ...
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AdBlock Edge extention is turn off on each restart

Question : At every restart, AdBlock addon is desactivated. Requiring me to manually enable the addon. Is there a way to automaticaly reactivate it with a script or to solve the issue? Version : ...
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How to use redirect option with uBlock Origin Static network filtering?

Just to understand the concept. Say, there is an image on a web page and I want to replace that image with a "neutered" resource. Say, there is a site example.com, and there is an image on a web page ...
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Same Chrome versions, same AdBlock versions, same AdBlock settings, YouTube has ads only on Mac

I just did a fresh Mac OS install (Sierra) on a new SSD and installed Google Chrome and AdBlock. I noticed I see YouTube ads on it. I updated my Windows 10 PC to the same version of Chrome and ...
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Do ad-blockers work on PWAs?

It seems there is quite a push for PWAs lately, chrome 72 on android just added support for TWA and it seems iOS 12.2 will also add more support. I find it really cool this recent shift to web ...
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Blocking ads using HOSTS at ROUTER Level

Using TP Link Archer C9 and D-Link DIR868L here. Have been looking through the manual/guide to find DNS settings to redirect all spammy websites to null, but can't find it anywhere. Would like to ...
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uBlock Origin : Cross-site cosmetic filtering?

Is there a way to block cosmetic elements on multiple sites. For example on StackExchange, I would like to block ##.site-footer--container ##.site-header ###left-sidebar But, I don't want ot just ...
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How to use uBlock Origin to block just the page stackexchange.com without blocking the entire stackexchange network?

I've found HNQ are really distracting to me, so I want to block them. This question has some ways to block them in the sidebar, but the same list exists over at https://stackexchange.com/. I want to ...
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AdBlock modifying javascript variable

I've seen a page where it contains a isAdblockDetected variable, changing it to false in chrome dev tools everything works. Is possible to change a javascript variable somehow in adblock or any other ...
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uBlock Origin: Allow YouTube Ads

I tried allowing YouTube Ads with no-cosmetic-filtering: youtube.com true but it seems like that it still blocks Ads (At least I don't see any Ads on YouTube anymore) Does anyone know what I'm doing ...
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Tools/addons to edit how pages are rendered in browser

I'm looking for something what seems to be quite straightforward but I am not successful so I clearly take a wrong approach. I would like to have more power over displaying pages than usual ad-...
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How to block randomized HTML tag names in ad-blocker?

How to block ads which appear in randomized HTML tags using ad-blockers, i.e. ABP (AdBlockPlus) or uBO (uBlock Origin)? Example: <U-RLCE class="uqRMKJfSUjw "> <U-RLCE class="...
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Adblock plus preventing stack exchange websites to load

When Adblock Plus is activated, stackoverflow, superuser, crypto exchange, etc, are loading as follows: But all the other sites seem to work normally. And when I disable it, everything works fine. ...
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Why do DNS-based adblockers return 0.0.0.0 instead of NXDOMAIN? [closed]

There's a number of projects out there that block ads at the router level by intercepting DNS requests for known bad domains. Most of them seem to work by resolving the offending domains to 0.0.0.0. ...
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Using Adblock Plus filters to block HTML elements

I was looking at this guide on how to block elements using ABP: https://adblockplus.org/en/filters#elemhide As an example, I went to the options and added a filter for blankmediagames.com/...
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How do I stop popunders in Firefox that resist ad blockers?

I find that recently there are a lot of popunders that are not getting blocked by standard popup blockers like Ad-Block and Poper Blocker. I suspect that these are implemented as CSS overlays that ...
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How to block a certain element on the page with AdBlock by its text-content?

I am trying to hide all the spans on YouTube, which contain the string 'view' in them by following these instructions. However, it does not work, and I keep getting Invalid CSS selector syntax ...
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Raspberry Pi dnsmasq performance

I want to block ads in my whole network with dnsmasq running on a Raspberry Pi, connected via Ethernet to the router. Is there any reason to take a RPi3? Or is a RPi2 also sufficient for that task? ...
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How to block hidden pop-unders despite having adblockers?

one great example is rapidgator. when clicking the text box to solve captcha, it triggers a pop-under/up. While poper blocker blocks this in Chrome, there are many other instances where it got passed. ...
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How to disable AdBlock Plus for local (html) files?

I want to disable AdBlock Plus (Firefox) for all local files. How to do this?
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How to block all Disqus content with Ublock Origin

I heard that it is possible to use Ublock Origin to block not only ads but also Disqus content on all websites that host it. Disqus is a commenting system that many websites like newspapers add to ...
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How to hide an element on a specific page using uBlock Origin (or AdBlock / Plus)?

I know I can block a particular element on a whole site with a rule like: example.com##.blockedClass Is there a way to do have particular elements only blocked on particular pages? I note that ...
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how to get rid of AdChoices (with system-wide adblocker)

I hate ads. I'm not used to seeing the internet with them. Well one thing led to another and now I have ads again. I am tunneling all traffic through a proxy running GlimmerBlocker that has ...
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can I block specific scripts in firefox [duplicate]

with uMatrix I can block domains for specific external content. But I would like to know if there is also a blocker for specific scripts on a domain. With uMatrix it is all or nothing for one source ...
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Exporting Ad Block Plus “element hider” into uBlock

Despite its high memory usage, I was a happy user of AdBlock Plus for years -- not only because of the main plugin's functionality, but also (perhaps, primarily) because of the Element Hider add-on, ...
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How to disable “onclick” event processing on a web page with uBlock Origin?

Normally when a user clicks a middle mouse button on a link on a web page, the link opens in a new tab. When a user clicks right mouse button, a context menu appears. Now there are some annoying sites ...
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How to block HTML elements by text they contain?

I'm looking for a way to hide particular text fragments in a browser—all those news about buzzwords of the day. The idea is to hide HTML elements whose inner text contains certain keywords. I've ...
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Uninstall Adblock Extension from Chrome completly

I have already uninstalled Adblock from chrome extension. But I keep seeing console logs of Adblock blocking certain urls. And if I visit certain website they keep showing me overlay of "Please ...
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Collapse placeholder of blocked elements

Using Firefox 55, I tried with uMatrix 1.0.0 and 1.0.1rc1 However the option "Collapse placeholder of blocked elements" appears to be ignored. Regardless if you check or uncheck it, the placeholders ...
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AdBlock CSS rules do not work globally?

Windows 10 Chrome, Version 60.0.3112.113 (Official Build) (64-bit) AdBlock, VERSION 3.15.0 I used the AdBlock "Block An Ad On this Page" menu item to create a base rule to block Taboola ads on ...
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Super User requires external JavaScript from another domain… Why?

I use NoScript which is a selective ad-blocker. Very recently Superuser and other stack exchange sites started claiming that it requires external Javascript to work (at the top) - but the only non-...
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In Firefox + Adblock Plus, is there a way to block auto-playing videos ONLY on specific websites, from specific domains, etc.?

In Firefox + Adblock Plus, is there a way to block auto-playing videos only on specific websites, from specific domains, etc.? In general, sites that use auto-play abuse it, but some may be reluctant ...
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Is it possible to use DNSCrypt and simple-adblock together on a LEDE router?

I'm running a router loaded with LEDE. DNSCrypt works so far, but I want to add Simple Adblock to replace my browser-based ad-blocking. Is this possible?
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Adblocking in Chrome without an extension

Due to a policy change at work, Chrome Extensions have gone from a blacklist to a whitelist. As a result, I'm no longer able to install an adblocker and browsing the internet is horrific. Working on ...
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How to permit banner ads but block everything else

I want to permit banner ads on news pages. Yet retain a strict block on all other scripts. I usually browse with NoScript and Ghostery on full block. My machine has modest processing power and memory....
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Adblock plus consuming too much memory in Chrome

I have adblock plus extension in Chrome, but it eats up too much memory causing browsing to be slow or even hanging at times. Is there a way to tackle this or any alternate ad blocking tool which is ...