> µBlock -> uBlock.
>In case you wonder: yes, I've decided to drop the µ in favor of u, because I have seen too much arguing about how it should be pronounced, etc.
Congrats, /g/. Are you happy now?
as far as I've seen I was the only person who ever complained about it on /g/ so I'm not sure what you're getting at
Also this is a good thing because I used to think it was pronounced microblock. Now when I say "I'm not going to use ublock" I at least know how to pronounce the freakin thing.
Question: When I used HTTPSB, the default permissions were not very strict and I didn't need to fiddle around with it so much. But then when I tried uMatrix, the default permissions were very strict, and it was not fun to browse the net with it. How can I get uMatrix to behave like uBlock in that regard without too much hassle?
>mfw botnet browser on lagdroid will never have something like ublock
>Reminder: Chromium (or browsers based on) still suffer from that ugly bug which causes a big chunk of memory leak each time a user opens the popup UI of an extension. Therefore, the more you use the popup UI in Chromium, the larger the memory footprint of µBlock (or any extension really) will grow. I've already seen feedback like "doesn't have a µ memory footprint at all for me. >250MB" (for µMatrix). This is important to keep this Chromium memory leak bug in mind if you make use of dynamic filtering, as this feature requires frequent access to the popup UI.
>but chromium has no mem leaks
TOP FUCKING KEK
Release versions of Chrome don't yet have the fix. That fix just landed in Chromium which is several versions ahead of Chrome. It's probably going to take like 2-3 months before the fix finally lands in Chrome
Also another neat thing about requestpolicy and ublock is that you can just globally block everything that isn't explicitly from the domain you're visiting. That cuts the amount of requests down significantly which saves bandwidth and makes it WAY harder for trackers or ads to get through.
You use it to make filters that match strings of text.
For example you could tell ublock/adblock to block everything that has the subdomain "ad.*.(com|org|net)" and it would block everything with that subdomain, including "ad.google.com", "ad.dicks.org", or "ad.facebook.net."
No need for redundant filters for each combination of domains and TLDs
you either have to manually write an exception filter yourself, or use dynamic filtering
I think this is something that's been requested, but he doesn't seem very fond of the idea
I don't understand how there's any controversy? It's µ as in 10^-6. It's pronounced "mu." It more or less means small. As in µTorrent (used to be small) or, you know, µBlock...? "My computer science degree literally never mentioned scientific notation!"