No ads, but also: No cats

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Rilo Calrei

15 Jun, 2017 12:54 PM

I've been attempting to use CatBlock for about two or three days now, on and off over the course of about 9 hours a day. Ads do indeed seem to be blocked, but I'm also not seeing any cats, as the extension claims should show.

 - I have confirmed the checkbox is checked in options to "Replace ads with pictures of cats"
 - Firefox is version 54.0 (64-bit)
 - CatBlock is Version 1.4.9, and the support page page claims "up-to-date." Address URL is moz-extension://e4ed54d1-0ed4-461e-bef6-307db059be27/options/index.html

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Kieran on 15 Jun, 2017 01:23 PM

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    Hi Rilo,

    This is strange. I am actually using Firefox right now and have been seeing cats.

    Can you please go to and let me know if you see any cats on the right sidebar?


  2. 2 Posted by Rilo Calrei on 15 Jun, 2017 03:00 PM

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    No... still no cats there either. :(
    Screenshot attached. Make sure I'm not going blind.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Kieran on 15 Jun, 2017 03:09 PM

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    Can you open the Options page and go to the CatBlock tab, and let me know which image lists are enabled?

  4. 4 Posted by Rilo Calrei on 15 Jun, 2017 03:17 PM

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    Hey.... it works on my home comput-- oh.... Okay.
    I forgot this is Firefox Portable. That's probably why it works on my home installation; I suspect the code doesn't compensate for a portable profile path or something.

    Is that a good theory? Can I submit it as a feature request if it is?

    In response to your post; there's no checkboxes in Firefox Portable even showing up, but on the home install there are two checked, "The Cats of CatBlock Users" and "April Fools Cats." Again, the home install works; so more evidence to it being a Portable issue, imo.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Kieran on 15 Jun, 2017 05:46 PM

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    Hi again,

    Thanks for poining out that this is on Firefox, Portable Edition. I can verify that this is an issue.

    For now, try going to the Flickr input box on that page and using this ID number: 72157629665759768. This will enable some of the cats we have on by default.

    I'll pass this on to someone who knows more than me. It could be an issue with Firefox Portable, or with CatBlock, so I'm not sure.

    Thanks, and we'll keep in touch with any developments that may be made.


  6. 6 Posted by Rilo Calrei on 15 Jun, 2017 05:54 PM

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    Cool; thanks for your help!

  7. 7 Posted by Rilo Calrei on 21 Jun, 2017 03:11 PM

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    It's working in Firefox Portable for me now! Yay!
    Thank y'all!!

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Kieran on 26 Jun, 2017 12:02 PM

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    Great! Thanks for letting us know!

    Don't hesitate to get in touch again if you need more help with anything!

  9. Kieran closed this discussion on 26 Jun, 2017 12:02 PM.

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