>using the deprecated Adblock that still can't optimize their blocking method and sells out to major corporations
>not switching to the grassroots, community-powered uBlock that even in its early stages, wipes the fucking floor with Adblock
Why haven't you switched to uBlock yet, anon?
There's a Firefox version now.
>inb4 the adblock employees come into this thread making baseless accusations to try to keep you from switching away from their cancerous product
Thank you, gorhill, for finally slaying the Adblock beast and leaving its foul carcass to rot.
How does µBlock handle filtersets with duplicates?
For example if I have EasyList already and add Fanboy's Ultimate on top.
Will this decrease performance? Increase memory usage? What happens?
>How does µBlock handle filtersets with duplicates?
>For example if I have EasyList already and add Fanboy's Ultimate on top.
It merges them seamlessly. There's no doubles.
Why would you use Easylist if you have ultimate though?
The problem with only using the hosts file is that it doesn't take care of the cosmetics.
It's not so much total memory usage as the more memory the browser uses, the more sluggish it gets. At least this is true for Firefox.
>>Well I have 8gb of ram, saving 100mb isn't something i'm really bothered about.
It should be there. You can select it to not have counters as well.
I don't really see the point in the constant threads. Seems more like OP is trying to make people annoyed about µBlock thus making some less inclined to use it. It's a silly thing, but it happens.
The only addon that stands to gain money from people using it is APB, thanks to the acceptable ads thing.
>not using beta
Might as well use Chrome.
I am. I'm using the latest version of Firefox. I was simply explaining that you weren't 100% correct.
It is a known issue.
You do realize that ABE is just ABP without acceptable ads, right?
The whole acceptable ads thing is a seperate filter list, which isn't included in uBlock.
ABE also suffers from the same performance issues as ABP.
>The whole acceptable ads thing is a seperate filter list
here it is
It's not included by default in uBlock, if you want it, you actually have to go down to custom filters and add it.
file-scheme is file:// URLs\
data-scheme is data: URLs
chrome-scheme is chrome:// URLs
chrome-extension-scheme is chrome://extension URLs, I think
behind-the-scene are things that the browser does behind the scene, like extension updates, malware blacklist fetching, etc
What does this entirely entail? I manually update extensions and I don't use Google's phishing/malware/safebrowsing databases.
Can I disable this or is there more things this thing allows?
OK nigger. I recognize that uBlock is an efficient ad-blocker. Sure. I'll give you that. But does uBlock have the following?
1. An "Open blockable items" list.
2. An accompanying "Element Hiding Helper" extension, or equivalent tool.
3. The ability to add exceptions using the whole gamut of regex
>1. An "Open blockable items" list.
>2. An accompanying "Element Hiding Helper" extension, or equivalent tool.
>3. The ability to add exceptions using the whole gamut of regex
Yes to all.
I just checked for some 10 minute, what requests I got in Firefox for this are:
Extension updates & queries
4chanX json for thread updates.
blocklist.addon.mozilla, which seems to be a filter depending on your system to remove out extensions you're not able to install( from the addon manager)
raw.githubusercontent.com from gorhill's filter.txt
client1.google/ocsp <- cert server, disabled it from prefereces > advanced > certs
And that's pretty much it, it's mostly favicons and nothing really malicious, this is also a nice way to see if an addon is being a botnet.
Really nice feature.
seems alright. definitely not polished enough for me to switch yet. also noticed some serious issues with filling in passwords on certain sites (as in, firefox would not fill in my passwords unless i disabled ublock). will wait a few more versions and try again.
try visiting a few different forums with easylist, easyprivacy, fanboy's annoyance list, and the two custom ublock filters enabled. that's all i had enabled, and firefox would not fill in my passwords until i disabled ublock, unfortunately.
Huh, that sucks. Really strange. That hasn't happened to me before, and it seems like you were using (mostly) default lists.
Like >>46692939 says, maybe file a bug report on GitHub if you have time? If you don't report the issue, it'll never get fixed. It sounds like a pretty serious issue.
Don't forget to include browser/filter lists/websites.
you are not understanding at all. make an account. let firefox save your password / login info. have ublock enabled. watch how firefox does not fill in your login info. disable ublock. watch how firefox fills in your login info. jesus christ. stop being obtuse.
and shit. i tried it again, and with ublock enabled, firefox in-fact will not fill out ANY of my saved login information. the master password prompt won't even show up. this is under xubuntu 14.04 with the latest stable firefox.
jesus guys... so, do i download ublock or not
you fuckers make everything complex
A specific example would be Comedy Central. Ads continued to load in the background for a full 30 minutes which took me to a total of 1k ads blocked (surely degrading performance). And ads placed in breaks are not handled properly so the video won't play. Ad Block Plus handles this site just fine.
There were a few other sites I visited that simply wouldn't load at all without muBlock disabled. Can't remember any examples.
>Ads continued to load in the background for a full 30 minutes which took me to a total of 1k ads blocked
This is simply not the case for either of them. Requests from some domains can be made multiple times over time, and both uBlock and ABP block those requests. How they alert you about those requests may be different, but they are blocked. If you don't want to take my word for it, open up the view box for ABP and the network tool on the developer menu on any popular YouTube video, then watch the requests. The list of blocked objects will grow, but the network window will show that you're not downloading those blocked items.
The rest of the stuff I can't explain, but they both block requests.
Yeah, I've been using µBlock for a couple of months now. I haven't done any comparisons to ABP, but the performance difference isn't big enough to be noticeable on my PC. I still prefer µBlock because it's not associated with advertising companies and it does everything ABP does for me.
this should be consider a public service.
even if it is shilling, it brings awareness to this amazing extension. deeplin linux has been spammed in this board, and its pure shit. Why do i know ? because after all the threads, i went ahead and tested it.
you need PeerBlock 1.1 with a list of google IPs
some of the IPs are listed on I-BlockList if you search for "goog"
copy all the IP ranges in a simple .txt file and add it manually to PeerBlock (don't be scared, it's extremely easy)
I just noticed that they removed all the google Inc. and cloud IPs; I swear they were there not long ago (last year?);
bloody hell, they probably get a legal notice from kikes
this is a sad world we live in
>by quirK on February 23, 2015 · permalink · translate
>The speed is amazing. Adblocking has come a long way.
>It will be great to be able to use ABP's acceptable ads feature somehow in this addon, because the long-term vision of "reasonable ad display" is worth fighting for.
>With the 3rd-party iframe and script blocking, I feel like I'm using a powerful hybrid of NoScript and ABP.
haha this is great they had to clarify
"pronounce you-block as in "you decide what enters your browser" / see the "µ" as a stylish "u", to emphasize small resource footprint
sorry for the dubious name, we are coders, not marketers"
tfw you imagine a debate breaking out between it being "ublock" or "mublock"
>if you actually care about financially supporting the news websites and discussion forums you visit
I don't. If they can't stay online without advertising, they can shut down for all I care.