How do I pause and unpause AdBlock? (Desktop)

(Want to pause AdBlock on your mobile device? See this article instead.)


Sometimes you might need to turn off AdBlock without removing it from your browser entirely. For instance, a news site might ask you to turn off your ad blocker to read an article. You have options other than turning off AdBlock. However, the easiest solution is just to pause it, allowing ads to show until you tell AdBlock to resume blocking them.


Pause and Unpause on Current Site

To pause AdBlock, allowing ads to show only on the site you're currently visiting until you resume ad blocking:

  • Open the AdBlock menu and select Pause on this site
    OR
  • Right-click the page and select AdBlock > Pause¬†on this site

AdBlock will stay paused on all pages on the site even if you open one in a new tab. Ads will still be blocked everywhere else until you unpause.


To unpause AdBlock and start blocking ads on that site again:

  • Click the AdBlock button and select Resume blocking ads
    OR
  • Right-click the page and select Resume blocking ads


Reload the page if you want ads to show right away.

Pause and unpause AdBlock everywhere

Chrome, Firefox, and Edge
To pause AdBlock, allowing ads to show everywhere until you resume ad blocking:
  • Open the AdBlock menu and select Pause AdBlock (in Chrome, select Pause on all sites)
    OR
  • Right-click the page and select AdBlock > Pause AdBlock (in Chrome, select AdBlock > Pause on all sites)

AdBlock will stay paused on all pages on all sites in all tabs. Ads will not be blocked anywhere until you unpause it.
To unpause AdBlock and start blocking ads again:
  • Click the AdBlock button and select Unpause AdBlock (in Chrome, select Resume blocking ads)
    OR
  • Right-click the page and select AdBlock > Unpause AdBlock (in Chrome, select Resume blocking ads)

Reload the page if you want ads to show right away.
Safari
To pause or resume AdBlock, click the AdBlock icon in the Safari toolbar and select Pause or Resume. Learn more.

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