Big ad on Youtube


Description of the issue:
Big whitespace on Youtube. Brave adblock blocks whatever ad was supposed to be in there, but it doesnt block the element the ad sits in, so its just an unnecessary whitespace.
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary):

  2. navigate to your personalised Home
  3. Profit

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
Recommended videos or content starting right from the top below the search bar.
Reproduces how often:
100% of the time
Brave Version(about:brave):

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):
Additional Information:


Hi @Jeandre,

For workaround:
You can hide those empty slot by right-click > Brave > Block element via seletor. How to use Brave's "Cosmetic Filter" to block undesired page elements :slightly_smiling_face:


I’ve tried this, But what is automatically put into the “CSS Selector to block” input is “#older-browser > .row > .max-16 > :nth-child(2)”. I press OK, and it does nothing. I refresh and still nothing.


I’ve just tried that link you’ve sent me, and attempted the last step, but if i type in “div.masthead-ad” and block, nothing happens. If i type in the “ ytd-browse”, it blocks all the content of the middle section.
What has to be blocked to remove it is called “” I also had to remove the yellow ad-progress bars from the YT videos as they still showed even though the ads didnt.


For your reference: