How to turn off ad blockers

The Seattle Times depends on ad revenue to produce our news, and keep subscription rates reasonable. We ask non-subscribers to turn off ad blockers when accessing our website and mobile apps.

For your convenience, we’ve provided instructions on how to disable popular ad blockers for seattletimes.com. You’ll still be able to block ads on other sites. If you need further instructions, or don’t see your ad blocker on this page, please refer to the Support or Help area of the browser or operating system you are using.

Instructions
  • Quick reference guide
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari

Quick reference guide

Quick reference guide for whitelisting seattletimes.com on ad blocker software:

1. Open the browser that has ad blocker installed
2. Go to seattletimes.com and click on the ad block icon
3. Click "Don't run on pages on this domain," then click "Exclude” or “Disable on seattletimes.com” depending on the AdBlock you are using.
4. Click "Options" on the previous menu to manage your exceptions. Applies to Adblock and Adblock Plus.
5. Refresh the Seattle Times page you were reading.

Google Chrome

 

AdBlock:

1. Click on the AdBlock icon on the top right. A drop-down menu will appear.
2. Select “Don’t run on pages on this domain.” A pop-up will appear.
3. Confirm the “Reload the page” box is checked and click the “Exclude” button.
4. The page should refresh.

 

AdBlock Plus:

1. Click on the AdBlock Plus icon on the top right.
2. A drop-down menu will appear. You will see a “Enabled on this site” has been checked.
3. Click “Enabled on this site” and it will become “Disabled on this site.”
4. Refresh the seattletimes.com page you were reading.

 

uBlock and uBlock Origin:

1. Click the uBlock or uBlock Origin icon on the browser.
2. From the menu, click the large “power” icon to “Disable uBlock from this site”  (hover will reveal the instruction).
3. Refresh the seattletimes.com page you were reading.

Firefox

 

AdBlock:

1. Click on the AdBlock icon on the top right. A drop-down menu will appear.
2. Select “Don’t run on pages on this domain.” A pop-up will appear.
3. Confirm the “Reload the page” box is checked. Click the “Exclude” button. The page should refresh.

 

AdBlock Plus:

1. Click on the AdBlock Plus icon on the top right. A drop-down menu will appear.
2. Select “Disable on seattletimes.com.”
3. Refresh the seattletimes.com page you were reading.

 

“Private Window” viewing:

Firefox "Private Window" runs its own version of ad block, so if you are viewing seattletimes.com in Private Window mode, you may receive an ad-block-detection screen even if you’re not running ad block plugins.

To disable ad blockers, simply open up seattletimes.com in a standard Firefox window.

Internet Explorer

 

AdBlock:

1. Click on the AdBlock icon on the top right. A drop-down menu will appear.
2. Select “Don’t run on pages on this domain.” A pop-up will appear.
3. Confirm the “Reload the page” box is checked. Click the “Exclude” button. The page should refresh.

 

AdBlock Plus:

1. Click on the AdBlock Plus icon on the top right. A drop-down menu will appear.
2. Select “Disable seattletimes.com.”
3. Refresh the seattletimes.com page you were reading.

 

uBlock and uBlock Origin:

1. Click the uBlock or uBlock Origin icon on the browser.
2. From the menu, click the large “power” icon to “Disable uBlock from this sit.” Hover to reveal the instructions.
3. Select the reload icon in the uBlock drop down or on the browser to refresh the seattletimes.com page you were reading.

Safari

 

AdBlock:

1. Click on the AdBlock icon on the toolbar. A drop-down menu will appear.
2. Select “Don’t run on pages on this domain.” A pop up will appear to verify.
3. Confirm the “Reload the page” box is checked. Click the “Exclude” button. The page should refresh.

 

AdBlock Plus:

1. Click on the AdBlock Plus icon on the toolbar.
2. A drop-down menu will appear. You will see a “Enabled on this site” has been checked.
3. Click “Enabled on this site” and it will toggle to “Disabled on this site.”
4. Refresh the seattletimes.com page you were reading.