The new option of uBlock Origin 1.17.0 gives users even better control when it comes to blocking content from running automatically on sites that they visit in any of the supported browsers.
Side note: you can read my journey to getting uBlock Origin to update to the new version in Chrome here.
The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you run at least uBlock Origin 1.17.0. Click on the extension's icon in the address bar of the browser that you are using and in the interface that opens on the settings icon. Switch to the about tab on the dashboard; the version of the extension is listed there.
- Enable it for individual sites.
- Enable it for all sites.
- Open the uBlock Origin settings.
- Make sure that the Settings tab is selected.
The master switch takes precedence over "dynamic filtering rules and static filters related to script resources".
Nice addition to a great addon.Maybe gorhill could consider inserting the same setting for all the other functions like pop-ups and remote fonts etc.
Wow, this is excellent.
It adds another layer of control, and in this case a new level of functionality because it tells website that JS is not supported.
It’s not really helpful to have it on by default.
But I started to use it for some websites to make them load faster.
For example, I was wondering why startpage is so slow and it turns out some ad related JS are were the culprit.
So it’s a very nice function to make some websites, especially those that support noscript tags load faster and leaner.
to disable js _per default_ is imho madness.
the js – web – of – trust – bubble (with other words self-isolation) will grow and grow over time. always. the (normal) user gets tired of eternal clicking. the (normal) user gets tired of broken websites. the js – use on the web will continue to grow and grow. the js – web – of – trust – bubble (with other words self-isolation) will grow and grow over time. always. the (normal) user gets tired of eternal clicking. the (normal) user gets tired of broken websites .. .. .
yes, future-oriented solutions look different.
@noemata: “to disable js _per default_ is imho madness”
the js â€“ web â€“ of â€“ trust â€“ bubble (or with other words self-isolation) will grow and grow over time. always. but the (normal) user gets tired of eternal clicking. the (normal) user gets tired of broken websites. the (normal) user gets tired of restricted websites. the js â€“ use on the web will continue to grow and grow. the js â€“ web â€“ of â€“ trust â€“ bubble (or with other words self-isolation) will grow and grow over time. always. but the (normal) user gets tired of eternal clicking. the (normal) user gets tired of broken websites. the (normal) user gets tired of restricted websites .. .. .
consequence = madness. yes, future-oriented solutions look different. this approach is outdated. this bubble will burst soon. hopefully, because then techies will find better solutions – outside the burst bubble.
“maybe you enjoy building a â€œjs â€“ web â€“ of â€“ trustâ€”
No, I don’t enjoy it at all. It’s a royal pain in the butt. However, if you want to be secure, it’s a mandatory pain in the butt whether you’re a techie or not.
i believed that once. not any more. that’s already too idealistic in times like these.
well, you’re hardcore. i know that. but – that’s a little bubble. that’s a pain in the ass. this is not a general solution for the majority. this is not a general solution for the future of the web.
this is my problem with this approach. furthermore, it leads to the absurd behaviour described above for the majority of users of this approach.
you do very little whitelisting and you can keep this up (for now), so maybe not for you, but you’re an exception here (for now).
@noemata: “this is not a general solution for the majority”
Yes, I know that, and that’s why I’m speaking about my own use, not others. If other don’t care as much about their personal security and privacy, that’s their business.
I’m trying to retain as much of the usefulness of the web as I can, and so far, it’s worth the effort. If the effort required becomes too much (or it becomes impossible to achieve even a minimal amount of protection), the only other alternative is to stop using the web entirely.
The only absurd thing about this is that the egregious misbehavior of the major web and internet-related companies make this stance necessary.
It looks like development of the firefox-legacy branch of uBO (for e.g. Pale Moon) has ended. The most recent version is 22.214.171.124 (July 18, 2018). That’s a pity.
That’s not necessarily the case. As far as I understand, firefox-legacy only gets bug fixes, not feature updates… and there may not be (m)any bugs found since July.
Support for classic uBO had officially stopped long before, but then the dev partly changed his mind and said he was ready to do unfrequent trivial fixes for the classic version too :
This change in uBlock Origin, allowing parsing of tags, is making the NoScript extension even less useful now.
Thanks for the help in making it easy to play with the new power of this essential Chrome extension. I wish Chrome would use Notify when it updates an extension automatically.
If I understand you correctly, you are looking for this Chrome extension: “Extensions Update Notifier” from https://github.com/beaufortfrancois/extensions-update-notifier-chrome-extension
Thanks for notifier tip for Chrome. I installed it and wait for its output the next time.
“Note that this is temporary unless you make the change permanent using icons that uBlock Origin displays after you activate the option.”
No new icons displayed after I activated the option, Firefox browser, Windows 10 version 1709: disabled JS on Huffington Post website, closed website, restarted Firefox, loaded HP, JS was still disabled. I was glad to see this, and very glad to have individual site site option.
New in beta 1.16.21:
Changes to the state of per-site switches will be deemed temporary if and only if the overview panel is visible.
When the overview panel is not visible, toggling a per-site switch will cause the change to be permanent (i.e. same behavior as before).
However, when the overview panel is visible, toggling a per-site switch will cause the change to be temporary. In such case, there will be an eraser and a padlock icon in the overview pane, which can be used to revert or persist the current state of all the per-site switches.
“No new icons displayed after I activated the option”
In the top left hand corner of the uBlock Origin popup screen, there is an “eraser” and a “lock” icon.
Lock makes the change permanent…eraser reverses it.
But I have the 1.16.18 and it doesn’t want to update it
It’s done in Chrome and FF. Thks !
Very useful feature imho! :)
Awesome. Now I don’t need to use umatrix anymore.
This is an excellent change. The lack of this ability is what made uBO a nonstarter for me.
Nice addition. However with Pale Moon I will continue with uMatrix 1.1.4 until someone in “The PM Community” will fork it (so much pain with the forks of Adblock + they have made).
The last version of NoScript will not work for me. I have W7 pro. 32bit with Firefox ESR 52.9.0.
I had to restore back to the previous version.
I wish to change from the Firefox ESR Channel version 52.9.0 back to the current Release Channel version. I want to start with a new clean version of Firefox, but I want to save and restore my bookmarks and other options if I can. I have made many About:Config changes that may not be good for the new Firefox Release Channel.
Question: will this new version of uBlock work for me on this w7 settings, or will I need to wait until I am able to change Firefox back to the Release Channel version?
Martin thank you for the information you always give us!
Is there some advantage to using this extension for this particular function vs the browser’s own ability to do this per-site (at least in Chrome/Chromium, though apparently not in Firefox)?
You can have a backup of your allowed sites. Is that possible in Chrome/Chromium?
I’ll play Devils advocate here. I noticed G Hacks is begging for money at the bottom of each page because ad revenue is drying up. But clearly AdBlockers like Ublock are doing nothing but hurt revenue for sites as well. We all know most people even if they like something won’t pay for it if its offered for free. Personally I think ad blockers only speed up the process where web sites will simply become paywalls or worse just go away. Ad blocker users, be careful what you wish for because this could backfire on you.