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It is as I've used both. uBO allows for faster page loading from what I've noticed when on YouTube. Although I personally use Adblock Plus.

 

I'm still new to this adblocking business, care to explain why?  :)

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@login123

 

Trium, am I right in assuming that post #44 refers to uBlock Origin, not the newer version after it forked?

 

yes :)

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I've fully switched now to using uBlock Origin in both Firefox Portable and SRWare Iron Portable. The difference in page loading speeds is noticeably faster compared to Adblock Plus, in this case efficiency; page loading speeds, and less RAM consumption convinced me to switch.

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ublock 1.5.2

 

gorhill released this

9 days ago

 

Changes: Chromium:

Reverted fix to issue #533: possibly due to a browser bug, the fix was causing other issues as reported in the Chrome store ...

With this extension enabled, Windows 10 not longer goes to sleep. POWERCFG /REQUESTS reports "WebRTC has active PeerConnections" from chrome.exe. Disabling this extension removes the request and allows Windows to sleep.

and ...

I came home today to find my PC (Win10 x64) wasn't asleep. I checked powercfg -requests and saw Chrome reporting "WebRTC has active PeerConnections".

Looking in chrome://webrtc-internals/ the only entry is for:

chrome-extension://cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm/background.html, { servers: [], iceTransportType: all, bundlePolicy: balanced, rtcpMuxPolicy: negotiate },

Which is this extension. What is uBlock doing to keep WebRTC hung up and thus prevent my PC from sleeping?

I took a dump of the WebRTC Internals page if you'd like it for any other info.

uBO was closing the connection, but it appears there might be a browser bug.

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ublock 1.5.3

 

gorhill released this

 

 

2 days ago

 

New:

Not part of uBlock Origin proper, but rather an online tool to help objectively bust the myth that with uBlock Origin ("uBO"), "pages load slower" than with Adblock Plus. The tool: Page load speed (updated).

Changes:

uBO will now automatically select the filter list which matches the current browser locale at first install time. This change does nothing if you have uBO already installed.

Closed as fixed: Chromium:Core:

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uBO for Firefox was released yesterday 7 Jan 2016, I noticed the Chrome/Chromium version was released today 8 Jan 2016.

 

The crash on startup in a Chrome/Chromium browser I've not had that, crashing on closing the browser I've experienced.

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uBO ver 1.5.2 with SRWare Iron ver 45 portable works fine here.  

Am running it in a sandbox so if something gums up I can just delete the sandbox.   

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Anyone notice how slow the official Firefox addons is to offer an update to uBlock Origin? The official Firefox addons page is on 1.5.5 that's two versions behind compared to the releases page with 1.5.7 here: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases

probably gorhill didn't submit 1.5.6 and 1.5.7 to AMO

see the changelog, no FF related changes

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I saw the changelog (read it everytime actually), but I do like the fuzzy feeling of having the latest and greatest uBO.  :P

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When I tried to download uBlock for FF, FF warns it won't accept unsigned...thingies. It prevents the download.

download the AMO version. or try setting xpinstall.signatures.required to false in about:config. Might not be a functional setting on Fx release (WFM on Nightly)

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...yeeeaaaahh...I have no idea what you just said. Not your fault, you're one of the smart ones. AMO version? Xpinstall signatures? Fx release (WFM on Nightly)?? (My cats' breath smells like cat food. That's how far advanced I am.)

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He means this Corona

 

Click to enlarge:

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When downloading uBO from it's homepage you have to right-click the download in Firefox and 'Save Link As', otherwise if you try to download it normally Firefox still won't allow the addon, in my case Firefox closed itself.

 

After uBO is downloaded to your download folder just drag 'n' drop the downloaded uBlock0.firefox.xpi file onto the open Firefox window to update.

Edited by Andavari

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...yeeeaaaahh...I have no idea what you just said. Not your fault, you're one of the smart ones. AMO version? Xpinstall signatures? Fx release (WFM on Nightly)?? (My cats' breath smells like cat food. That's how far advanced I am.)

 

AMO - Addons.mozilla.org (as opposed to the github version of the extension)

Xpi install signatures - https://wiki.mozilla.org/Addons/Extension_Signing

(looks like the current release 43 will be the last for which the xpi signing enforcement can be disabled)

Fx release - Firefox 43.0.4

Nightly - Firefox 46.0a1

 

WFM - Works For Me :)

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(looks like the current release 43 will be the last for which the xpi signing enforcement can be disabled)

 

With that about.config tweak Firefox still complains.

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