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Post Posted August 4th, 2016, 9:27 pm

I can't find anything about this extension in the Extensions forum. With ABP, I had Element Hiding Helper to indicate an ad had been skipped. Most of the dashboard on UBO is cryptic to me. Is there a way to do the same thing? I know only how to turn at on and off on particular sites.
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Post Posted August 4th, 2016, 10:35 pm

There is a uBlock Origin support thread over here: https://discourse.mozilla-community.org ... rigin/6746

Also, check this thread - https://discourse.mozilla-community.org ... gin/6746/6



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Post Posted August 6th, 2016, 12:15 pm

Have a look at the wiki https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki : as you say, at first this extension may look cryptic.
BTW, if I understand what you are asking for, that information would be in the logger .

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Post Posted August 7th, 2016, 10:24 am

Thanks.
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Post Posted August 8th, 2016, 8:23 am

So just what did you do the resolve this?
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Post Posted August 8th, 2016, 6:40 pm

I decided it wasn't worth the bother raking through the wiki just for an occasional ad. So in my mind it's resolved.

Thanks to everyonewho helped
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Post Posted August 9th, 2016, 2:36 am

I am not sure I understood what you are talking about but I think this is what you are looking for:
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One more screenshot to show this mode in action:
http://i.imgur.com/aHaKOLD.png
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Post Posted August 11th, 2016, 9:28 am

LoveMyFoxy wrote:I decided it wasn't worth the bother raking through the wiki just for an occasional ad. So in my mind it's resolved.


Your choice, of course.
But if you don't mind, uBlock is likely an extension worth investing some time into: once "advanced mode" is activated, it becomes even more effective, allowing to block/unblock elements (temporarily or permanently) in a completely different, much faster way than Adblock.

I second the edmeister's advice to eventually ask for specific help here https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/support-ublock-origin - as for your original question, I would open the logger and enter "--" (without quotes) in the filtering box: that should display all blocked elements.
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Post Posted August 21st, 2016, 1:00 am

@GHM113-- No, you're not an idiot, you're brilliant in any language. I used the eyedropper, and I had been hoping it was something that easy. There's a 1/4-page ad that's in my face maybe 15 times a day, and it's gone. =D> The eyedropper isn't even mentioned on the support page.
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Post Posted August 21st, 2016, 10:45 am

Speaking about all of this... I caught on to the 'dropper' some time ago... visited a page at MSN ... used the dropper to get rid of that top bar (link to follow) ... and when I used that tool... the 'content' of what was there...the Search bar, options... etc... that bar is screen-width and about 1.5 inches (top to bottom) ... it got rid of the data 'within' that section but did not eliminate the whole section... that area remained a light-black color... so, I just went back into ublock... did it again and it showed that I could save another item within that area... basically, I guess, the color... now it went from that dark background to white... but the section is still there.... it is no big deal ... but the ABP eliminate add-on took all of that out... with no problem... am I doing something wrong... probably. :-" :lol:

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Post Posted August 22nd, 2016, 4:37 am

dfoulkes wrote:but the ABP eliminate add-on took all of that out... with no problem... am I doing something wrong... probably. :-" :lol:

http://a.msn.com/09/en-us/BBvHKW4?ocid=se

I took it out easily also.

uBO can't read mind, so just like ABP Element Hiding Helper ("EHH"), you have to tell it exactly what you want to remove. With EHH one need to use Narrower or Wider during selection. With uBO, the narrowing/widening occurs after you select an element on the page: you need to click a filter in the list of suggested cosmetic filters which does what you want.

The top-most one is the narrowest. The bottom-most one is the widest. You select the one which does what you want, optionally using Preview to confirm it does what you want. In the current case, after clicking anywhere in the top bar[1], I was offered this choice of cosmetic filters:
Code: Select all
##ul
###header-common
##.head

After trying them, the bottom-most one -- the widest -- was the proper one. Using Preview, I confirmed it did not remove useful stuff, while removing the top-most bar:
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www.msn.com##.head

There is a gap left behind, caused by another element with a big top margin on the page. For this, I used a re-style cosmetic filter (element picker does not creating/previewing such filters -- one has to use the browser's inspector):
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www.msn.com###precontent:style(margin-top: 0 !important;)


1. If I click aat the same spot using ABP's EHH, ABP won't also remove the whole thing, so I fail to see how ABP is any different: if you click exactly at the same spot with both EHH and uBO's element picker, both will select the same element to remove, i.e. EHH does not read mind either, you need to fine-tune just as well.

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Post Posted August 22nd, 2016, 9:37 am

In UBI, I just wiggled the selection box a little and it widened. And the large space where the ad had been disappeared too. I feel like I have a new toy.

@gorhill-- In EHH, you hit the W key on your keyboard, and it widens.
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