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  • I reported this bug even before posting this here, it didn't change anything and they didn't provide any link to track the bug status. They also mentioned they will not respond to any bug reports and that to get more help I should visit these official forums.

    So here we are, half a year later...

  • I guess that AI is set to manage the Cohorts, Samsung Internet may have something similar. A good metered approach will be the IBA opt-out status from https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

  • I think only a few ads can be disabled by just turning off Acceptable Ads.
    But I have seen various threads on the same topic and seen no solution from the Opera side.
    Opera needed to dissolve this issue.

  • @naheed I mentioned earlier that the so called "acceptable ads" is disabled and ads are still showing.

  • The funny thing about this debacle is on actual youtube video it pretends to respect whatever by auto mute the video and require you to click on it, even though the ad immediately preceding it blasts at full volume automatically.

  • Is August 2021 and ads are still showing up on Opera for Android with the blocker enabled.

  • @jechf hi, OP here. I grew tired of Opera support pretending they are going to do something with issues related to Android and desktop versions of Opera and switched to Vivaldi on both platforms - totally recommend it! It's the same webpage rendering engine (at least on desktop) but much more configuration options! As for Android - not only its built-in adblock allows you configure what to block, how, where as well as import adblock lists from the sources you specify, but also allows you to have an external ad-blocking app (like AdGuard) filtering https traffic of Vivaldi (which Opera doesn't allow for some reason and prevents you from browsing pages!). Give it a try!

  • I also recommend Firefox, for the exact same reason:
    It supports the uBlock addon, which allows to block any element on the page.
    It also supports custom ad list and tracking list.

    Opera is way behind on this area. Way behind. A lost war

  • I have found that firefox doesn't work correctly on some sites, has sometimes huge memory usage, the latest user interface is ugly, it has issue playing videos on some sites, and the mobile version is slow. I don't recommend using firefox. Instead I recommend using another chromium based fork, like vivaldi or brave.

  • @sbernecchia

    Your points may or may not hold truth
    In the end, it's up to the user.
    In my case, the addon ability overweights the app's... weight and unstability.

    The block element function of uBlock, for instance, allows me to remove so much about the pages I visit frequently, that it gets more lightweight than Opera
    I can even remove paywalls !

    Well...

    What we probably agree on is: good bye Opera