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The coding/layout of webpages like Youtube is messed up

Aawab Mahmood's Avatar

Aawab Mahmood

12 Jan, 2016 03:05 AM

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Can you provide detailed steps on how to reproduce the problem?

  1. Go to Youtube and sign in.
  2. Go to a video or a playlist video.
  3. Let it load with AdBlock on

What should happen when you do the above steps
The page loads, and you are able to watch the video without any other layout disturbances.

What actually happened?
When the video loads, the audio keeps playing, but the layout is all messed up and all the usual icons are missing, with some exceptions that are listed vertically on the left side of the page, and you can't see the video either.

Do you have any other comments? If you can, can you please attach a screenshot of the bug?
When I press Ctrl + F5, it reloads and fixes itself, but i have to do that for every new page i go to.

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If unchecking all filter lists fixes the problem, which one filterlist must you check to cause the problem again after another restart?
I'm pretty sure it's the malware blocking filter. Technical Chrome users: Go to chrome://extensions ->Developer Mode -> Inspect views: background page -> Console. Paste the contents here: When i go click the console part for the background page for Adblock, nothing pops up.

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==== Filter Lists ====  
  last updated: Sat, 09 Jan 2016 13:43:24 GMT  
  last updated: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 23:27:49 GMT  
  last updated: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 23:27:46 GMT  
==== Custom Filters ====[id="google_ads_frame1"][name="google_ads_frame1"]  
==== Settings ====  
debug_logging: false
youtube_channel_whitelist: false
whitelist_hulu_ads: false
show_context_menu_items: true
show_advanced_options: false
display_stats: true
display_menu_stats: true
show_block_counts_help_link: true
dropbox_sync: false
show_survey: true
malware-notification: false
==== Other info: ====  
AdBlock version number: 2.46 Stable  
Last known error: Date added:Mon Nov 23 2015 21:59:52 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) Error: _generated_background_page.html:1:1-Unexpected token <-SyntaxError; Unexpected token <    at Object.parse (native)    at XMLHttpRequest.xhr.onload (chrome-extension;//gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom/filtering/myfilters.js;519;49)  
Total pings: 25  
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0 WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/47.0.2526.106 Safari/537.36
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 13 Jan, 2016 06:49 PM

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    Hi Aawab,

    What you're describing was a temporary error on It seems to have been fixed since you reported this.

    If you're still experiencing this issue, please feel free to reopen the discussion by replying to this email.

    AdBlock Community Manager

  2. Rhana closed this discussion on 13 Jan, 2016 06:49 PM.

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