YouTube ads skip button


#1

Hey guys, love your browser. However, recently I’ve had some problems with YouTube ads.

I deactivated the adblocker on YouTube. But, when an ad plays the skip button doesn’t show up. Is it a bug or am I doing something wrong?


#2

I found this thread YouTube skip ad button disappeared & Brave window overlaps other screen which seems to be about the same issue you had.

I also believe I reproduced the issue myself. Experiment from a few minutes ago: I turned off shields and faced at least a 15 second ad with no “Skip Ad” button as I’m accustomed to seeing when I browse YouTube on other browsers with no ad-blocker. The ad played with a yellow progress bar, but struck me as naked (e.g., missing a skip ad button and perhaps other info or annotations that are typically overlaid atop the video).

Cc’ing @luke.mulks and @LaurenWags to see if there is an issue filed for this and how investigations into this behavior on YouTube may have gone.


#3

Thank you chriscat. I’ve also noticed that it sometimes “breaks” a website; it either doesn’t load or I can’t click on things.

For the moment I’m gonna deactivate the shield on all websites, but I’ll be looking forward to know if it’s an issue with the adblocker itself.


#4

Thanks for the double check @chriscat - I can confirm that there is an issue logged for this. You can track the progress here: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/8447

I’ve added +1s to it for you both. Thanks for reporting @iTodd and reproducing @chriscat

Best,
Lauren


#5