Blocking overlays?

Discussion in 'Custom Filters' started by d0x, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. d0x

    d0x New Member

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    Would it be possible to block any kind of overlay either the kind that slides in after page load that you can close or the kind that appears and scrolls with the page and can't be closed? An example of both is located on this page.

    https://www.gateworld.net/news/2019/04/stargate-extinction-movie-script-pages/

    Technically neither are ads but overlays in general are beyond obnoxious. On chrome (PC) I have a specific extension that gets rid of them. I assume it strips the code for them out when the page is loading.

    Is such a thing possible with an adguard filter even if the overlay isn't coming from an ad server?

    I ask because I'm starting to see more sites use them for ads to bypass adblocking. They host the "ad" on their own site so no filters touch it then stick it in an overlay.

    I'm assuming it's not possible because adguard doesn't filter the actual code of a page it just blocks connections to ad servers but if there is even a slim chance I gotta ask.

    If it's not possible I suppose I could use kiwi browser which allows installing regular chrome extensions and I could do it that way but then I lose chrome and edge's sync abilities.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Alex302

    Alex302 Filters Developer Staff Member Administrator

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    I don't see overlays on this site. please make a screenshot.
     
  3. Blaz

    Blaz Moderator & Translator Staff Member Moderator

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    Same here, likely Annoyances filter already killed them.
     
  4. d0x

    d0x New Member

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    I just got one in the bottom left corner and the other which slides in on load seems to be random but I'll try to get another SS that has it. It appeared on desktop chrome today while using AdGuard and unlock origin and another extension that removes overlays when you click the extension icon made it go away.

    To be sure filter updates didn't block the slide in overlay I disabled adguard.

    Overlay bottom left corner (Android 9 Chrome, fully updated filters)

    https://imgur.com/a/I7XMW93

    Now that particular overlay isn't necessarily an ad in this SS but it was before but the blocking of any overlay at all would be ideal because it scrolls with the page and gets in the way.
     
  5. Blaz

    Blaz Moderator & Translator Staff Member Moderator

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    Reproduced on mobile device. Fixed popup (did not found that element in desktop version or on another page which had video):
    Code:
    gateworld.net###docked-player