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So no support for Safari anymore? #142

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Mattel88 opened this Issue Sep 21, 2018 · 26 comments

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Mattel88 commented Sep 21, 2018

I updated to Safari 12 and figured out that uBlock Origin won't work anymore. Anything I can do or do you have a better alternative? I've also read that the extension hasn't been updated since April. Which content blockers do you recommend?

No, I don't wanna use another Browser or pay for a App.

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jchristie07 commented Sep 21, 2018

You can still use it, go into Preferences > Extensions > enable it and accept the warning.

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Vertux commented Sep 22, 2018

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You can still use it, go into Preferences > Extensions > enable it and accept the warning.

I think that does not solve @Mattel88 issue, because uBlock is not disabled in Preferences > Extensions but it is disabled on some(?) websites and if you try to enable it, it immediately disables itself again. I got this problem with Safari Version 12.0 (14606.1.36.1.9) and uBlock v1.16.0 on youtube.com.

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jpgrace commented Sep 24, 2018

The extension was completely removed from Safari for me. I don't even have the option to enable or disable it.

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Mattel88 commented Sep 24, 2018

Any alternatives which are free?

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jpgrace commented Sep 24, 2018

You should be able to install again here if you're having the same problem as me: https://safari-extensions.apple.com/?q=ublock

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Wawrzyniec-Pruski commented Sep 27, 2018

@jpgrace It's true - I've tested that on Mojave and it's working :)
You need to go directly to: https://safari-extensions.apple.com/details/?id=com.el1t.uBlock-3NU33NW2M3 and just click install

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freediverx commented Sep 27, 2018

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Danisnowman commented Sep 30, 2018

@freediverx Is it really tho? The one from the extension gallery says it's developed by Raymond Hill/Ellis Tsung which is who maintains this repo.

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LesterJitsi commented Oct 1, 2018

The uBlock in the extension gallery is NOT uBlock Origin. It’s a piece of crap impostor. Do not install it.

@freediverx You should take the trouble to read the extension's name in the gallery and click on its link, which redirects here.

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zonetuke commented Nov 2, 2018

Hi. Mr Gorhill, could you please release 1.17 for Safari? We would all really appreciate it. Or if 1.17 is not much of an upgrade to 1.16 for us Safari users the please let us know that we aren't missing much.

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chiffon-rouge commented Nov 5, 2018

Gorhill is not responsible for the Safari port. el1t is, and he doesn't work on the fork anymore. UBO for Safari probably will not be updated anymore and will most likely stop working/be disabled at some point in the future.

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zonetuke commented Nov 5, 2018

Bummer. I was considering a switch to Safari now that the tabs have favicons but without UBO I'll probably stick with Chrome, made by Google which doesn't give a crap about anyone's privacy.

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SimonAB commented Nov 5, 2018

I have found that Safari's new tracking prevention + wipr is a decent stop gap solution... While you can't customise the blocker, I have yet to find cases where I wish I could, and not yet had a site break (unlike with other alternatives for Safari). If you're not intent on using Safari, Brave, Vivaldi, or Firefox are all far better about privacy than Chrome.

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amarendra commented Nov 6, 2018

@SimonAB On a Mac, when it comes to performance, Safari is still way ahead of other browsers. Anyway, I think @gorhill might want to remove links to this extension from main uBlock Origin repo or add a warning that is is not maintained anymore.

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nexttoyou commented Nov 11, 2018

Anyway, I think @gorhill might want to remove links to this extension from main uBlock Origin repo or add a warning that is is not maintained anymore.

It seems to have already vanished from the Apple extension gallery. So Safari 12.x users should be warned: there will be no way back once you uninstalled it!

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translit commented Nov 11, 2018

It seems to have already vanished from the Apple extension gallery.

No.

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nexttoyou commented Nov 13, 2018

It seems to have already vanished from the Apple extension gallery.

No.

Yes, but it reappeared.

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nbara commented Nov 13, 2018

Hi @el1t, can let us know whether you've completely dropped the project or if we should keep hoping ? :)

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joshuaseltzer commented Nov 14, 2018

Would also be curious if someone else will be picking up this project or continuing development. Would hate to see it die.

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TheRealDavid commented Nov 14, 2018

Still usable on Safari 12 but whitelisting is broken for me. When adding a site via the toolbar menu it's very hit and miss, it'll randomly decide to not add the site to the whitelist.

If the project doesn't get picked up by New Years, I'll attempt to port it to the new app format myself (if I have time so no promises!). I don't know swift but I have programming experience and it would be a good learning experience.

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joshuaseltzer commented Nov 14, 2018

@TheRealDavid thanks for the update and that’s great news. Wish the best of luck to you if you decide to pick it up! I’d definitely use it if you do.

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amarendra commented Nov 14, 2018

I think it might be a good idea to start listing alternatives that can be used on Safari. Maybe I'll open a ticket.

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freediverx commented Nov 14, 2018

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nitramwin commented Nov 14, 2018

Still usable on Safari 12 but whitelisting is broken for me. When adding a site via the toolbar menu it's very hit and miss, it'll randomly decide to not add the site to the whitelist.

If the project doesn't get picked up by New Years, I'll attempt to port it to the new app format myself (if I have time so no promises!). I don't know swift but I have programming experience and it would be a good learning experience.

Having looked at the Safari extension 'store', it seems that there are virtually no high quality, free alternatives to uBO. I totally understand that people need to earn a living and that their time is worth something but I feel strongly that $0 alternatives must and should exist. I would, however, be very glad to make a small contribution to the uBO proting project.

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zonetuke commented Nov 14, 2018

I'd pay for a new port of UBO if someone can do it but it sounds like a hurdle per freediverx.

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xhruso00 commented Dec 3, 2018

@TheRealDavid "Apple says it will continue to accept new submissions to the existing Safari Extensions Gallery through the end of 2018. It warns, however, that it will eventually transition away entirely from the Gallery platform." This look like deadline is approaching. I can sign the extension with my cert and push it to gallery.

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