How to defeat this type blocking

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Post Posted January 2nd, 2021, 11:56 am

Run into this type of website blocking more and more, mainly on news sites.
There is a dark shade over the page story, but not the mast head, one can see the story but not scroll to read.
Recently saw this trying to read a story on the Nashville bombing on Daily Beast site.
Sometimes the same site will load with this and sometimes not.
Any way to circumvent this type blockage?

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Post Posted January 2nd, 2021, 4:22 pm

That site, for me at least, sometimes has an overlay image box (with main box shaded) that offers a subscription deal. Must dismiss to read/scroll main page. Maybe something is blocking the overlay from completely loading on your visits, so it can't be dismissed.

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Post Posted January 2nd, 2021, 6:37 pm

I use a bookmarklet to remove the non-dismissible overlay on some sites.



I may have to disable a few style declarations in the Page Inspector utility to show the scrollbar.

i.e. Tools > Web Developer > Inspector (ctrl+shift+c)

Code: Select all
html {
  overflow: hidden;
  position: fixed;
body {
  overflow: hidden;
  position: fixed;

Disable style declarations ... le_display

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