Show the AdBlock button

If you can't see the AdBlock button in the extensions bar, first make sure that AdBlock is installed. If it is, the button is just hidden.


In Chrome (older versions):

  1. Type chrome://extensions in the address bar.
  2. Next to AdBlock in the extensions list, click Show Button.


In Chrome (newer versions):

Newer versions of Chrome use the address bar to hide and show extension buttons, so the Show Button feature has been removed. See Is the address bar hiding the button? below.


In Safari:

  1. In the menu bar, click View and select Customize Toolbar.
  2. Drag the AdBlock button to the toolbar.


In Opera:

  1. Type opera://extensions in the address bar.
  2. Under AdBlock in the extensions list, untick Hide from toolbar.


Is the address bar hiding the button?

If you've followed the steps above and the button still doesn't appear, the address bar itself is probably hiding it. Put your cursor on the right-hand side of the address bar and drag to the left to make the box shorter. The buttons for all of your enabled extensions will appear one by one as the address bar makes room.


Hide the AdBlock button

On the other hand, maybe you like to keep your browser window tidy and free of visual distractions by hiding extension buttons. You can hide the AdBlock button and AdBlock will continue to run just fine.


Note: If you hide the AdBlock button, you won't be able to take advantage of the handy features available on the AdBlock menu. These include whitelisting YouTube channels, individual pages, and entire sites; pausing AdBlock; showing the list of blocked and hidden resources; and opening AdBlock's settings.


In Chrome:

  • Right-click the AdBlock button in the toolbar and select Hide Button (older versions of Chrome) or Hide in Chrome menu (newer versions of Chrome).


In Safari:

  1. In the menu bar, click View and select Customize Toolbar.
  2. Drag the AdBlock button off the toolbar.


In Opera:

  1. Type opera://extensions in the address bar.
  2. Under AdBlock in the extensions list, select Hide from toolbar.