Sudden problems I started experiencing in Google Docs turned out to be related to a widespread issue that Google is blaming on AdBlock. There is a lot of discussion about it both on Twitter and in Google’s Drive and Docs forums.
Does Brave use AdBlock in its shields?
Even if it does, how would an ad blocker cause internal issues in Google Docs, which doesn’t display any ads? (The worst issues being corrupted text and formatting and inability to copy-&-paste from GDocs documents.)
Have the same problem. It seems weird, that an AdBlock is the reason for text formatting problems. I’m not a professional, but Google blaming it on that is suspicious and lazy, since that’s always the first they say “did you disable your add-ons / extensions?”.
Correction: In the morning I changed the Brave shield setting for blocking trackers and ad-blocking from “aggressive” to “standard” and it solved the text formatting problem.
Seems Google doesn’t want us to block their tracking. Dirty move, really dirty!
No, but it uses other well-known lists. Check your own configuration here: https://browserleaks.com/proxy
Updating Brave Ad Block Updater
brave://components/, then refresh the page, now fixed @Busfull
This is super useful. Thank you for the tip.
> I changed the Brave shield setting for blocking trackers and ad-blocking from “aggressive” to “standard” and it solved the text formatting problem.
Thanks. Is there a ‘whitelisting’ option to do this globally for GDocs or does it need to be done for each doc individually?
@gmacar Thanks but how does the average browserer make use of that information?
@fanboynz Thanks. Does doing that cover all of one’s Google Docs – i.e., is its effect global?
If not, is there a whitelisting option for the ad blocker?
Hi. Shouldn’t. Check “fanboynz” post. That will solve the problem.
@Busfull Thanks, looks like it’s ok to go back to ‘aggressive,’ too.
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