How the whitelisting works?

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emil778
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How the whitelisting works?

Post by emil778 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:40 am

I added youtube.com to my whitelist but the videos do not start and the comments are not loaded. How whitelisting works?
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Re: How the whitelisting works?

Post by barbaz » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:08 pm

Do you have also ytimg.com in your whitelist?
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Re: How the whitelisting works?

Post by emil778 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:31 pm

I added only youtube.com manually from the options window but i didn't know that a site is added automatically to the whitelist when you choose allow youtube.com from the toolbar button. So, i allowed youtube.com from the toolbar button and then forbid some domains to hide the ads, like: content.googleapis.com, doubleclick.net, googlesyndication.com, gstatic.com, googletagservices.com.
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Re: How the whitelisting works?

Post by barbaz » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:42 pm

Youtube needs also ytimg.com and googlevideo.com to be Allowed in NoScript in order for videos to play. You should see ytimg.com in the NoScript menu, and after Allowing that you'll then see googlevideo.com
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Re: How the whitelisting works?

Post by emil778 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:47 pm

NoScript doesn't seem to block every time google ads on youtube.com even so i forbid all these domains. Why is that? How to make it block the ads?
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Re: How the whitelisting works?

Post by barbaz » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:56 pm

emil778 wrote:NoScript doesn't seem to block every time google ads [...] Why is that?

Because NoScript is not an adblocker. Any adblocking it does is purely a side-effect of its security model. It's trivial to make ad that circumvents NoScript.

This is also a job for other extension :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21997&p=83457#p83463
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Re: How the whitelisting works?

Post by emil778 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:18 pm

I was hoping that i can use Noscript to block ads too. I was using Adblock Plus from long time but it makes Firefox use lot of memory. I installed Noscript and disabled Adblock Plus and i have noticed that Firefox uses a lot less memory this way. But i guess i will need adblocker addon anyway.
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Re: How the whitelisting works?

Post by Thrawn » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:29 pm

There are other adblockers that claim to use less memory than ABP, like µBlock Origin, Bluhell Firewall, etc. You should be able to find many options on addons.mozilla.org. They're not developed by any of the team here, so we can't endorse them, but you might find them useful.
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