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How do I turn off an ad blocker on firefox. I have an app that will no longer function and tell me to 'turn off the adblocker' to get my desired output. Help! Can't find it any where and search is no help.

How do I turn off an ad blocker on firefox. I have an app that will no longer function and tell me to 'turn off the adblocker' to get my desired output. Help! Can't find it any where and search is no help.
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Could be a problem with Enhanced Tracking Protection if you do not have content blocking extensions.

Firefox shows a purple shield instead of a gray shield at the left end of the location/address bar in case Enhanced Tracking Protection is blocking content.

  • click the shield icon for more detail and possibly disable the protection

You can check the Web Console for relevant-looking messages about blocked content.

If you use extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) that can block content (Adblock Plus, NoScript, DuckDuckGo PE, Disconnect, Ghostery, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin) always make sure such extensions do not block content.

You can check for issues with Total Cookie Protection.

You can clear the Cache and remove the Cookies for websites that cause problems via the "3-bar" Firefox menu button (Settings).

"Remove the Cookies" for websites that cause problems:

  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Data"

"Clear the Cache":

  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> [X] Cached Web Content -> Clear