uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean. (by gorhill)


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12 days ago

gorhill/uBlock is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where uBlock has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-05-13.
  • I need an adblocker please :))))))
  • About uBlockOrigin and Thunderbird
    There has been a Thunderbird version of uBO for a long time regularly updated by gorhill. You could have found out yourself by checking the uBO github site. I haven't tried it in Thunderbird for a while - but last time I did it worked well for RSS feeds but not for filtering mails. Obviously because there are still APIs missing needed for that but chances are that they will be available at some time in the future. In the meantime you should block remote content as already suggested to you. Besides, the security risk of allowing remote content is small as javascript is not available in mails (and cannot even allowed manually).
  • UBlock Origin + Brave. YT Ads after reopening brave
    Content blockers in Chromium-based browsers can't block reliably at browser launch, see https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/uBlock-Origin-works-best-on-Firefox#browser-launch.
  • Block websites
  • Is it possible to disable all filters except one custom filter?
    You can use the Logger and the DOM Inspector to identify the filters that are being applied on the site, and create exceptions for them.
  • TIP: If you often get annoyed by sites asking to send "notifications" on Chrome browser, you can disable it completely here: chrome://settings/content/notifications
    reddit.com/r/Piracy | 2021-05-12
    And in case some of you didn't know: uBlock Origin works best in Firefox
  • Hi. I just learned about fitgirl repacks, and I have a little issue. As you can see in the video, whenever I click on a file, it takes me to a new window? Any idea why and how I can stop it?
    Also, always use uBlock Origin
  • Google GTM Server-Side Tagging
  • Newsmax guest hijacks segment to shame network for promoting Trump election lies. ‘ I can see why you don’t want to talk about Dominion Voting Systems,’ says former speech writer for Barack Obama
    reddit.com/r/politics | 2021-05-10
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  • Constant crashes with 1.3.52 and Chrome 87 (M1) MacOS BigSur
    Older versions of uBO can be found in the Releases section of the repo.
  • Changing number of blocked trackers
    uBO's logger will show you that YT sends requests that get blocked (presumably because their sole purpose is profiling you) at regular intervals. So the longer you watch, the larger the number of blocked requests gets. The same is true for any site that similarly sends such repeated "pings" which get blocked.
  • Are ##^.someclass and ##.someclass:remove() the same?
    As RraaLL mentioned, HTML filtering only works on Firefox. You can read about it here. The target for removal is an HTML tag.
  • Regarding uBlock on Chrome vs. FireFox
    https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/uBlock-Origin-works-best-on-Firefox for reference
  • Is there a way to block everything on a page except the element chosen?
    You can use the DOM Inspector, or write your own filters: