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Offline calvert

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Blocking Tweets in other web pages
« on: February 20, 2024, 05:09:12 PM »
I'm using Avast Online Security in Firefox (122.0.1) on Windows 11.
As of the most recent version (22.11.180), installed on 2/16/2024, embedded tweets are no longer displayed. I determined through troubleshooting in the browser that it was Avast causing the problem. I looked at the management options for the add-on and there was nothing referencing Twitter (or X). Is there anything I can change that will allow embedded tweets to display? If not, is there any way I can revert to the previous version of the add-on?

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Re: Blocking Tweets in other web pages
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2024, 08:58:36 AM »
What is the name of the add-on?
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Re: Blocking Tweets in other web pages
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2024, 06:14:37 PM »
Avast Online Security & Privacy

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Re: Blocking Tweets in other web pages
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2024, 12:59:42 AM »
What browser?  Do you use an add-on for embedded tweets?  X?
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Re: Blocking Tweets in other web pages
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2024, 02:07:04 AM »
Firefox 122.0.1. I do not have an add-on for embedded tweets. I'm just reading pages (sports sites and news sites in particular) where the writers sometimes include embedded tweets. Once I disabled Avast Online Security & Privacy, the embedded tweets were displayed, as they always had been prior to the add-on being updated to v 22.11.180 on 2/16.

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Re: Blocking Tweets in other web pages
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2024, 02:16:00 AM »
I don't do tweets and don't know what the links look like.

Could you  snip an example of a tweet and attach below?
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Re: Blocking Tweets in other web pages
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2024, 12:11:40 AM »
I don't know whether you meant what it looks like when the add-on is enabled and the actual tweet is blocked, or what the tweet actually looks like when the add-on is disabled. I tried to include both, but I can't seem to get the tweet itself to display here. Here's what I get when the add-on is enabled:

    Quick. Tell me right now. What happens in final 2 games of the regular season for @KentuckyMBB. @SECNetwork
    — Oscar Combs (@wildcatnews) March 5, 2024

When it's disabled, I get just a typical tweet display. If you want to actually see one for yourself, try going to this page:

https://www.aseaofblue.com/2024/3/5/24090907/tuesday-headlines-bracketology-roundup

and scroll down until you see a paragraph heading "Tweet of the Day." The tweet follows immediately after. It might take 5 or 10 seconds for the tweet to load.

Hope that helps.


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Re: Blocking Tweets in other web pages
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2024, 12:52:05 AM »
I too wouldn't have a clue what would appear after "Tweet of the Day." The tweet follows immediately after. It might take 5 or 10 seconds for the tweet to load.

There is lots of stuff after that but I haven't a clue if it relates to the "Tweet of the Day." to me it doesn't really look related.  That could be because I don't have a twitter account.
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