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Gandalf_The_Grey

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Full changelog can be found here:
New:

Click-to-load​

Support to replace embedded frames with a click-to-load widget. Examples of usage:

||youtube.com/embed/$3p,frame,redirect=click2load.html
||scribd.com/embeds/$3p,frame,redirect=click2load.html
||player.vimeo.com/video/$3p,frame,redirect=click2load.html
To install the stable build:
  • Firefox: Review pending
    • uBO works best on Firefox.
  • Chromium: Submission pending
    • For Chromium version 54 and older, it is necessary to enable "Experimental JavaScript" at chrome://flags/#enable-javascript-harmony.
  • Edge: Submission pending
    • The Microsoft Store version of uBO is published by Nik Rolls
  • Opera: Submission pending
 

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uBlock Origin 1.32.0 released:
To install the stable build:
  • Firefox: Click uBlock0_1.32.0.firefox.signed.xpi
    • uBO works best on Firefox.
  • Chromium: Submission pending
    • For Chromium version 54 and older, it is necessary to enable "Experimental JavaScript" at chrome://flags/#enable-javascript-harmony.
  • Edge: Install from Microsoft Store: Microsoft Edge Addons
    • The Microsoft Store version of uBO is published by Nik Rolls
  • Opera: Submission pending

New:

Ability to launch element picker into embedded frames, through a new "Block element in frame..." entry in the contextual menu.

Support for match-case filter option, but only for regex-based static network filters.

Ability to auto-complete (Ctrl-Spacebar) hostname values for origin-related options in static filter editor according to currently opened tabs.

Changes:

Dynamic filtering​

Noop-ing a blocked 3rd-party cell will cause uBO to immediately attempt to reload blocked stylesheets, if any. This will also occurs when the noop-ing is done through the "relax blocking mode" shortcut, in which case uBO will no longer force a reload the whole page. You can restore the previous behavior by modifying the advanced setting blockingProfiles.
 

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uBlock Origin 1.32.2 released:
To install the stable build:
  • Firefox: Review pending
    • uBO works best on Firefox.
  • Chromium: Submission pending
    • For Chromium version 54 and older, it is necessary to enable "Experimental JavaScript" at chrome://flags/#enable-javascript-harmony.
  • Edge: Install from Microsoft Store: Microsoft Edge Addons
    • The Microsoft Store version of uBO is published by Nik Rolls
  • Opera: Submission pending

Closed as fixed:

Core​

Notable commits without en entry in the issue tracker​

 

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uBlock Origin v1.32.4 Released (December 29, 2020)
Closed as fixed:
Problems with asterisk in the destination of hostname-based rules
Download - v1.32.2 - Firefox (AMO)
Download - v1.31.2 - Chrome (Web Store)
Download - v1.31.0 - Opera (Opera Addons)
Download - v1.32.4 - Edge (Microsoft Edge Addons)
It will take some time until the new version will be available on AMO, Chrome Web Store, etc.
 
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uBlock Origin v1.33.0 Released (January 29, 2021)
Download - v1.32.4 - Firefox (AMO)
Download - v1.32.4 - Chrome (Web Store)
Download - v1.32.4 - Opera (Opera Addons)
Download - v1.32.4 - Edge (Microsoft Edge Addons)
It will take some time until the new version will be available on AMO, Chrome Web Store, etc.
 

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Difference between FF and Chrome version of uBO v1.34.0

Firefox has Uncloak canonical names

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Uncloak canonical names grayed out in Chrome

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I initially used the format website.com^ to block a website (also because this was used in the AdGuard filters and I thought it was good practise). Because thi did nt seem to work consistantly, I replaced the ^ with $all parameter from uBO which AG also digested correctly (in UBO it had the advantage that it also blocked popunders when using $all).

Now this bug is fixed Impossible to add explicit exception for implicit strict blocking · Issue #1501 · uBlockOrigin/uBlock-issues

I finally understand why some of my rules did not work in uBO. (y) with uBO facilitating the removeparam from AG (paid) and using Edge anti-tracking in default (which blocks cookies), AG block cookie's advantage is not so relevant anymore, therefor I am tempted to change from AG to uBO again. mhhh maybe this weekend :)

Note:
uBlockOrigin has a scriptlet called cookie-remover. This is still under development. Last time I checked, it did not actually remove the cookies, but set an expiration date in the past (which makes the cookie inactive/harmless) and I only managed to delete cookies from the main domain (the one you seen in address bar). Maybe it was my lack of knowledge or the lack of documentation (it is still in development, so maybe they don't want people to use it yet). so UBO's cookie-remover scriptlet is not up to par with AG''s $cookie option (AG's cookie is also easier to use as it follows regular AdBlock syntax).
 
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Is this issue yet solved ?
 

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Is this issue yet solved ?
It wasn’t a couple days ago for Bitdefender. Both .xyz and .link were still being blocked. The gitcdn creator said .xyz should be fixed, but I still got certificate errors. I just said forget it and switched to AdGuard.
 

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uBO and AG are both good choices. I like AG because they also maintain and optimize blocklists while uBO is more focussed to raw rules processing. A lot people like the idea to have the fastest adblocker and have the largest blocklist (my IP black hole is bigger than yours), but it makes more sense to use optimized filter sets and let your browser and DNS do the malicious URL blocking, so IMO uBO is more efficient while AG is more effective.
 

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uBlock Origin v1.35.0 Released (April 21, 2021)
New
New filtering ability to remove specific response headers from document resources. Example:
Code:
example.com##^responseheader(refresh)
Only the following response headers are allowed to be removed, anything else will cause the filter to be invalid and discarded:
  • location
  • refresh
  • report-to
  • set-cookie
Chromium-based browsers
Google's FLoC is defused by default. Websites will be able to use the FLoC API (only if already present), but will be unable to get a result from it -- uBO causes the API to always fail as if there was no FLoC data available.
Download - v1.35.0- Firefox (AMO)
Download - v1.34.0 - Chrome (Web Store)
Download - v1.33.2 - Opera (Opera Addons)
Download - v1.34.0 - Edge (Microsoft Edge Addons)
It will take some time until the new version will be available on AMO, Chrome Web Store, etc.
 
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So, the solution uBlock Origin with AdGuard's optimized filters is more efficient and more effective.
Best of two worlds?
Yes when you want your adblocking all done in one application with uBO's own privacy list and my extra security list
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Actually this is the best of two maintainers. Brave (Fanboy) puts a lot of effort in maintaining Easylist main filers. So by using Adguard's optimized Easy list filters, you will have the best maintained filterset available.
 
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