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Old 03-11-2019, 08:18 AM   #1
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uMatrix / uBlock Origin usage?


I find uMatrix and uBlock Origin being very useful and well designed.
Congratulations to Raymond Hill, their developer!

The two browser add-ons are lightly different.
If I'm not wrong, uMatrix strength is to have very precise rules depending on web components (cookie, CSS, image, media, script, XHR, frame, other) while uBlock Origin comes with numerous ad/privacy/security static filters and a little less precise dynamic filter.

My question is about using both add-ons at the same time.
Some sites recommend to use them together because they don't serve the same purpose exactly while some other websites indicate some potential issues/interferences with both activated at the same time.

So do you use one of them? Both of them?
Can you give more details about your usage/modus operandi/basic configuration please?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 03-11-2019, 08:37 AM   #2
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I use ublock origin just as it comes, works well for me.
 
Old 03-11-2019, 08:53 AM   #3
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I just use uBlock Origin in "advanced-mode". Javascript disabled globally, and only enabled for a few select sites, and even then only where its use is justified.

I have no qualms about walking away from a site that insists on javascript for no good reason. Plenty of alternatives out there.
 
Old 03-11-2019, 09:27 AM   #4
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uMatrix / uBlock Origin usage?

I use httpseverywhere, ublock origin, noscript, and privacy badger. I leave JavaScript disabled unless it is absolutely needed. My preferred web browser is Firefox. However, I do use chromium to do my banking, otherwise the bank web site breaks or complains. Usually about Firefox being too old.

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Old 03-12-2019, 04:22 AM   #5
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I use uMatrix and httpseverywhere in firefox.
 
Old 03-16-2019, 05:53 AM   #6
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Thank you all for your feedbacks

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I use httpseverywhere, ublock origin, noscript, and privacy badger. I leave JavaScript disabled unless it is absolutely needed. My preferred web browser is Firefox. However, I do use chromium to do my banking, otherwise the bank web site breaks or complains. Usually about Firefox being too old.
What noscript and privacy badger bring you more than uBO?

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I use uMatrix and httpseverywhere in firefox.
Did you try uBO? If so, I presume you use uMatrix because you need more advanced controls over website component requests?
 
Old 03-17-2019, 01:51 AM   #7
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What noscript and privacy badger bring you more than uBO?
On some web sites I like to disable NoScript, but I still leave the other add-ons enabled. Allows me to retain some privacy while still allowing java script from sites that I find mostly trustworthy.
 
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On some web sites I like to disable NoScript, but I still leave the other add-ons enabled. Allows me to retain some privacy while still allowing java script from sites that I find mostly trustworthy.
OK but uBO already makes the distinction between javascript and the other kinds of web interactions.
So you can allow javascript (default setting) while still blocking other scripting or 3rd-party resources. Or in your case, you can block javascript globally and allow it on a site-by-site basis.

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