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      I’ve long stopped using paid wall sites. Still, nice list, thanks.

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    I’ve enabled every filter.
    If you find your experience a bit slow and clunky, disable cosmetic filters and keep only essential filters.

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      No, the web is terrible without cosmetic filters.

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        You are not wrong, but for example I had an old phone which could not support that much load, so I had to disable a lot of filters and flag “ignore generic cosmetic filters” to be able to surf the web without ads at least.

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          Yes, That makes sense for older phones.

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      I don’t think enabling every filter is how it’s supposed to be configured. That’s just going to make your experience browsing worse. The defaults are pretty sane. I think that’s like 2 of the big (and good) lists. You’re supposed to enable your language specific list (with the same base name as the already activated one) along with that. And maybe the speficic ones like “Annoyances” etc. But that’s it. If you also go ahead and enable all the not so good lists, that’s not making it better.

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        I didn’t run into any issue by enabling all (excluding language specific).

        Did you run into any? Or are you talking about being too much load?

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          I didn’t even try. As far as I know there are a few well maintained lists that also are fairly complete. They’re even split into sub-categories so you can choose to visit facebook or have mildly annoying things, or not.
          Those happen to be the lists that are enabled per default in most adblockers.

          And there are lists that haven’t been maintained in months or years. And lists that are known to break websites because the filtering rules aren’t that well programmed.

          I don’t see any reason for me to enable those. I mean your mileage may vary and they might not do you any harm or break the specific sites you like to frequent.

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              Hmm. I had another look on my laptop. I might have to revise my answer: I have all the 5 uBlock lists, EasyList plus EasyList Germany and EasyPrivacy… And a few smaller ones are enabled, too. BUT I don’t think those unmaintained lists I mentioned show up in uBlock anyways. So you might be fine enabling all of them.

              I still think it doesn’t helps after some point… But it’s definitely not as bad as I said earlier… At some point I’ll have to brush up my knowledge.

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      Thank you for this! I thought Firefox for Android was slow - nope, uBlock was just doing too much.

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      Are you talking about the default settings?

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        Not necessarily. That depends on personal preference. And IMHO you should enable some language specific filter if you visit sites in other languages than English. And the third party tracking and annoyance filters. Other than that I think the default settings are pretty good as is. But I just see no reason why someone should configure their Android uBlock differnetly than on the desktop… Just use the same settings?!

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          I understand, thank you. Annoyances list is very good.

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      uBlock Origin is only available on Firefox for Android.

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    You can enable medium mode but you need to allow some permissions to trusted websites like banks to not lose your head because websites are broken.

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      Considering that even a simple news site may try to connect to 10 different sites in the background, this can be quite a relief.