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How to delete uBlock Origin from PM

Unread post by puppyX » 2022-06-27, 15:49

Wanting to reset uBlock to default settings I opted to removing it and then reinstalling.

- Removed it from extensions

- user>appdata>roaming>moonchild productions>palemoon>profiles>########.default>extension data>ublock0.sqlite (deleted sqlite file)

- user>appdata>roaming>moonchild productions>palemoon>profiles>########.default>extensions> (deleted xpi file)

-Restarted computer (win 7 pro 64 bit) but with all that removed I assumed there would be no traces left. On reinstalling uBlock the update notifier still won't show when new updates are ready. auto updates are turned off but the 'update now' button used to turn yellow when new ones were detected.

What have I missed ?
Application Basics

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Re: How to delete uBlock Origin from PM

Unread post by Blacklab » 2022-06-27, 19:28

@puppyX: Could your 'problem' be simply that there are no 'new' filter list updates available since you reinstalled uBlock Origin?

Most uBO filter lists only update every day or so, and some lists update at considerably longer intervals, several days, weekly, or longer.

If you press the 'Purge all caches' button on the uBO Dashboard... and the 'Update now' button then lights up in orange... and when you click on 'Update now' all your filter lists update... a 'forced' manual update of all your installed filter lists... then I suspect your reinstalled uBO is probably functioning normally?

uBO's 'Update now' button lit in orange after 'Purge all caches' completed.jpg
uBO Dashboard after purging all caches and before pressing 'Update now' button
(Note: I prefer to have uBO's 'Auto-update filter lists' option selected.)

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Re: How to delete uBlock Origin from PM

Unread post by puppyX » 2022-06-28, 11:46

When I looked at uBlock today the yellow 'update now' button was ready and waiting. It seems to be working properly again. @Blacklab - Yes I was purging caches all the time then, after updating probably not giving long enough for updates to show and assuming the world had stopped turning. The removal of all the old settings has also helped.

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Re: How to delete uBlock Origin from PM

Unread post by Moonchild » 2022-06-28, 13:34

For future reference: keep calm and have some tea before panicking ;)
"The best revenge is to not be like the person who wronged you." -- Marcus Aurelius
"Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past; wisdom is of the future." -- Native American proverb

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