[Support] uBlock Origin

(BevHoward) #677

Thanks… always learning.

Beverly Howard


Hi, I know that the site works with uBlock turned off. But that defeats the purpose of having an ad blocker if you have to turn it off to view any sites. I was just pointing out this site because it’s one I came across that it detects the ad blocker and won’t let you see the site. That’s not good, as if one site figures out how to stop the ad blocker, then other sites will copy it and the ad blockers will no longer work on any site.

I realize that it’s a cat and mouse game with the ad companies trying to stop the ad blockers from blocking their ads. I just wanted to bring that site to your attention so that if it’s possible it can be fixed to block their ads in a future update.

Anyway, thank you. Ublock Origin works with 99.9% of the websites out there which is really great. I have found a couple others like that one, http://www.magazine-advertisements.com, that it also didn’t work on, but I forgot to write down their names. If I see any others while surfing I will post about them here.

Thank you.

(Temporaryuadd) #679

This is certainly a very hard support site to simply report an issue.

Issue is that some sites (not sure which ones yet) are managing to disable and eliminate uBlock and remove it from the bar. Checking uBlock add-on shows it is enabled. Disabling and re-enabling does nothing. Complete reboot was required.
Using 57.0.2(64 Bit)


it seems that since the FF update to 57.0.3 (64) a link combined picture cannot be be blocked any more?
Here: https://www.mql5.com/en/forum
one can find an image right below the blue menu line.
If I place there the mouse and click the right mouse button I see in the FF-menu the entry Block Element (in German: Element blockieren) but after I click on that entry nothing happens. :frowning:

“Last year” appeared something which allowed me to block that image - now nothing happens.
PS: It seems to have been another problem, after reloading this page the image disappeared and it was already blocked. It could be that this was due to my following action: I disabled for a short time uBlock to check why FF has had such a constantly high cpu-load (dispite I didn’t do anything and none of the tabs were in foreground) and re-enabled it again.
Anyway a successful 2018 to everybody!

(Raymond Hill) #681

Yes, the element picker won’t work in such case. The menu entry shouldn’t really be there in that case, that is something to fix.

(alxthaman) #682


I’m using uBO v1.14.23b11 on Firefox x64 v57.0.6

I’ve been trying to convert my cosmetic filters to the recently introduced HTML filters (which as I understand use the same exact syntax with an added character ^) but they don’t seem to work on all websites.

They work fine on google and reddit for example, but none of my converted filters work on Twitch or Youtube.

www.google.fr##^center > input:nth-of-type(2)
Removes the “I’m feeling lucky” button

Removes the footer at the bottom of the page

Removes the “Weclome to Reddit” banner at the top of the page

Supposed to remove the Log In/Sign up buttons at the top right corner on https://www.twitch.tv/directory

Supposed to remove the left panel on https://www.twitch.tv/directory

www.youtube.com##^#subscribe-button > .style-destructive.ytd-shelf-renderer.style-scope
Supposed to remove all the Suscribe buttons on https://www.youtube.com/

(Raymond Hill) #683

As explained in the release notes, HTML filtering works on the source data, before the browser parses it. You can only remove elements which are found in the source data. After the browser parse the source data, it might modify the DOM dynamically, and of course these modifications are out of reach of HTML filtering, you will need cosmetic filtering. Use view-source: for HTML filtering, not the DOM inspector.

(BevHoward) #684

fwiw, Steve Gibson’s podcast “Security Now” from this Tuesday had a related segment re the ongoing ad block battle.

The following link starts the podcast at the beginning of that segment;


Beverly Howard

(Pagise) #685

I want to have access to subpages/documents, but not the root of a website. For example Youtube. So I know I can do this: ||youtube.com^|$document
However, I then instead have a page with option to disable that temporarily or indefinitely. I don’t want to have those options. How do I do that? (Google didn’t help me out unfortunately)

(Raymond Hill) #686

That page is to inform that the whole document was blocked. Having a blank page or a “connection error” page with no further information about why the whole document was blocked would be anti-user.

(Pagise) #687

I understand, but it would be nice if there was a setting where something like that could be turned off/on. (Off by default, but if the user wants it to be on… then it’s up to the user’s responsibility)… Or have another button that would give the option (besides the two other buttons to undo the block temporarily or definitely.)

(Zlotowinfo) #688

i’dlike block from text to text to block it

i wish to block promoted items, how to do it?

div id changing all time

but on this identifer also normal items if no promoted


(Moitreker) #689

Hi Raymond! Thank you very much for the extension of uBlock!
Prompt please, there was a situation when it is necessary to completely remove the extension of the uBlock (I’ll install it again later!)! Where there are still traces after removal?