How to unblock stuff from adblock

Written by justen everage
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Adblock Plus, an application designed to block advertisements on websites, can be installed as an add-on in Firefox and other browsers. In principle, Adblock disables advertisements from appearing on websites through the use of filters. Each advertisement unit can be classified under a filter, or set of filters. When setting up Adblock, a filter must be selected to determine which types of advertising to disable. Occasionally, objects on the Web that aren't advertisements are mistakenly blocked by these filters. To unblock such objects, users can change their current Adblock filter or instruct Adblock to allow specific websites.

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  1. 1

    Open your browser and go to the website that is being erroneously blocked by Adblock. Click the arrow located next to the Adblock button on the browser's toolbar to open Adblock's drop-down menu. From the Adblock button's menu, click the "Disable on ..." option to prevent Adblock from blocking content on any pages on the websites URL.

  2. 2

    Remove any filters that regularly cause desired content to be blocked by clicking on the Adblock button in the browsers toolbar section. From the Adblock menu that appears in the lower portion of your browser, right-click on the URL of the page containing blocked content. Select the "Disable Filter" option to disable active filters. Click the "Refresh" button on your browser.

  3. 3

    Click the drop-down menu arrow next to the Adblock button in your browser. Select "Options" and then click the "Add a different subscription" link. Select a filter subscription that only blocks items you wish to block.

Tips and warnings

  • Adblock relies on JavaScript to function. If Adblock is failing to block or load objects on the Web, check that your browser has JavaScript enabled.

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