Annoying pop-up

J_B
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Despite having UBlock Origin installed, I'm still getting an annoying pop up video in the bottom right corner of this website https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/all-about/stoke-city-fc with Firefox 118.0.1
Tried right click and 'block element' but to no avail.

Any suggestions?


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  • Neil_Jones
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    Its not blocked because its not an advert.  Its a video plug in.

    You can block it with the picker and clicking on the video itself.
  • J_B
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    Its not blocked because its not an advert.  Its a video plug in.

    You can block it with the picker and clicking on the video itself.

    Sorry - "the picker"? Can you explain please?
  • wongataa
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    J_B said:
    Its not blocked because its not an advert.  Its a video plug in.

    You can block it with the picker and clicking on the video itself.

    Sorry - "the picker"? Can you explain please?

    Click on the uBlock origin icon in the toolbar.  A menu pops out. Click on the icon that looks like an eyedropper (the element picker).  Then you can select any element on the webpage to block.  Move the cursor over the offending video.  Make sure you have selected highlighted the entire thing as it is made up of several smaller parts.  When you are happy with with the selection left click and a box pops up with an option to make it a rule to block what you have selected.  You can also cancel the operation.
  • J_B
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    wongataa said:
    J_B said:
    Its not blocked because its not an advert.  Its a video plug in.

    You can block it with the picker and clicking on the video itself.

    Sorry - "the picker"? Can you explain please?

    Click on the uBlock origin icon in the toolbar.  A menu pops out. Click on the icon that looks like an eyedropper (the element picker).  Then you can select any element on the webpage to block.  Move the cursor over the offending video.  Make sure you have selected highlighted the entire thing as it is made up of several smaller parts.  When you are happy with with the selection left click and a box pops up with an option to make it a rule to block what you have selected.  You can also cancel the operation.

    Excellent  - took a couple of goes :/ but got there in the end.

    Cheers
  • JohnB47
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    I tell you what is annoying. That huge drop down menu that appears and gets in the way, on this site, when you  inadvertently hover over the menu bar near the top of the screen. The menu bar that has the words MSE Forum on the left.

    I've complained about this of course but it's still there. Very frustrating.
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    MSE_James said:
    Oh happy days. Thanks for that - I had no idea it existed. I chose the setting to hide the dropdown and all is OK now.
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