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How do I turn off the uBlock Origin ad blocker for a specific website?

One of the primary features of uBlock Origin is to serve as an "ad blocker" that hides advertisements on a webpage. The default behavior of uBlock Origin when newly installed is to block ads, trackers and malware sites. If you ever need to change the behavior of uBlock Origin, you can use the instructions below to temporarily or permanently disable it for a specific webpage or website.


  1. Go to the website where you want to disable uBlock Origin. In the upper right corner of the Chrome browser, click on the uBlock Origin icon in the toolbar. (If you don't see the icon, click on the icon that looks like a gray puzzle piece. Then, click the pin next to uBlock Origin icon.) 

  2. The uBlock Origin's popup window will appear.  Click the large blue power button to turn off uBlock Origin for the current site. This will be remembered the next time you visit the site. Alternatively, you can also Ctrl-click to turn off uBlock Origin only for the current page rather than the entire website/domain.

To re-enable the ad blocker, click the grayed out power button icon and refresh the page. This will enable uBlock Origin for the website.


To reset uBlock Origin back to defaults, click the "Open the dashboard" button (fourth one over below the power icon).

 At the bottom of the page, click "Reset to default settings..."


Once in a very rare while, uBlock Origin will see a pop-up page or a server address that has been flagged. The block page will look something like the image below with the heading, "uBlock Origin has prevented the following page from loading." In this example, the page has been flagged as an ad and tracking site. Users can temporarily or permanently disable blocking the site by using the buttons at the bottom of the block page, or click the "Go Back" button to go back to the previous webpage.

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