[Support] uBlock Origin


In the latest version the dynamic filtering pane seems to show even when ‘I am an advanced user’ is unchecked. I’m assuming this isn’t intentional?

Firefox 59.0.2 on macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

(Raymond Hill) #718

This is intentional. The firewall pane is read-only when “advanced user” mode is not enabled. The reason is to provide some awareness to non-advanced users about where their browser connects – hopefully the gained awareness will motivate some users to take action and start to control about whether they should block by default some or all 3rd-party connections.

See https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Quick-guide:-popup-user-interface#the-overview-panel.


Aaah, this is what I was missing (from the link):

‘To hide that panel, just click again on either the “requests blocked” or “domains connected” label.’

I simply couldn’t work out how to hide it before. But I probably should learn more about controlling 3rd-party connections, as you suggest.

Thank you for the reply!


Why does it block gfycat links on reddit? It says unsupported MIME type. Is it possible to patch?

(gwarser) #721

Maybe you have enabled “No large media elements”? https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Per-site-switches#no-large-media-elements


Hello, I’m having an issue with the latest update. Basically, some ads aren’t being blocked, and the element picker isn’t working. I went into a lot of detail in a reddit post. Has anyone else reported a similar issue, or is it something I broke?

(gwarser) #723

Check settings or popup panel for “Disable cosmetic filtering” option. https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Per-site-switches#no-cosmetic-filtering