YouTube, one of the world's most popular video-sharing platforms, has recently taken a stricter stance on ad-blockers. Users are now being confronted with a pop-up warning just before every video play, compelling them to disable their ad-blocker extensions if they wish to continue enjoying videos on the platform. While this may be a strategic move by Google to boost revenue, it has irked many users who prefer to keep their ad-blockers running. In this blog post, we will provide a concise and effective guide on how to deal with YouTube's new anti-adblock pop-up.
- Update Your Adblocker (uBO) to the Latest Version
The first step in addressing this issue is to ensure that your ad-blocker extension is up to date. Make sure you have the latest version installed. In this case, we recommend using uBlock Origin (uBO) as your ad-blocker.
- Reset Your Custom Config
To avoid potential conflicts, remove any custom filters or configurations you may have set up in your ad-blocker. Resetting to default settings can help eliminate issues.
- Update "uBlock Filters - Quick Fixes" Lists
Within your uBlock Origin extension, force an update of ONLY the "uBlock filters - Quick fixes" lists. This step is crucial because these lists determine what gets blocked or not.
- Disable All Other Extensions and Built-in Blockers
To prevent interference, temporarily disable all other browser extensions and any built-in blockers in your browser. Be sure not to disable "Firefox Multi-Account Containers" if you use Firefox.
- Restart Your Browser
After making these changes, restart your browser. This can often resolve any lingering issues.
- Test and Gradually Restore Your Configuration
Once you have eliminated the pop-up issue using the default settings, you can slowly begin to restore your previous configurations, one at a time. This will help identify the specific element causing the issue.
- If You Use Enhancer for YouTube
If you use the Enhancer for YouTube extension, you will need to disable its ad-blocking functionality, as it may conflict with uBlock Origin.
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YouTube's efforts to curb ad-blockers have led to some user frustration. However, by following these steps and staying updated with the latest solutions, you can continue enjoying YouTube content without being bombarded by unwanted ads. It's a constant battle, but with the right tools and strategies, you can keep the ad-blockers running and your YouTube experience uninterrupted.