Safari 13 Just Killed uBlock Origin and Other Extensions

Safari 13 deprecates support for legacy extensions. Instead, you now how to download them through the Mac App Store. A GitHub user explained the uBlock Origin situation and recommends adblocking alternatives.

Get a content blocker. Not nearly as powerful as uBO, but the best option if you want to stay with Safari. Do not get the app called “uBlock”, this is unassociated with uBlockOrigin (read about the split here), and is simply a content blocker with a big negative feature of having acceptable ads built in

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12 thoughts on “Safari 13 Just Killed uBlock Origin and Other Extensions

  • As of the end of the Safari 12 series, I dumped using it as my browser. Why? Because Apple almost universally destroyed access to the best browser extensions. What meagre extensions that have replaced them are mostly junk by comparison, IMHO. I have had no regrets leaving Safari behind. It has its occasional uses. But if I need a clean (no extensions) WebKit based browser for some obscure reason, I instead use OmniWeb, which is still being maintained.

    My browser of choice is currently Brave. It has all the excellent browser extensions. It’s fast, is consistently found to be on the cutting edge of browser security, and is rarely buggy. It’s based on Chromium with no Google gunk added.

    I still keep both Firefox and the Tor Browser (which has a Firefos base) on hand for further special purposes. I also keep up-to-date with source Chromium as well as Waterfox, a more secured version of Firefox.

  • Do you mean popup windows? Or are they annoying pop-overs that usually appear when your mouse gets near the edge of the page. They say “don’t leave, sign up for our mailing list!” Those are designed to keep you from leaving the site.

    1. No. This article has multiple blunders. It has an image stating “uBlocker”, which is wrong. The article also wrongly points at uBlock Origin for stuffing cookies, which it does not. The actual culprits are plain old louay uBlock and the ripoff named ‘AdBlock’, which is NOT the highly recommended same named app AdBlock from uBlock Origin remains excellent and is also highly recommended.

  • Yikes, wish they wouldn’t advertised the change in extensions a bit more because I installed Safari 13 (after looking at the list of changes which didn’t mention extensions) and my 1Password extension no longer works which is a major PITA. Does anyone know how to downgrade Safari back to 12.1.2 (which I still have a copy of on another machine)?

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