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Links that open natively in Sync (like news articles) are often riddled with ads. Is there any way for the Sync shell to open through a Firefox based browser, which includes native ad block?

I'm not sure if this is related to what browsers I have on my phone. I do have one chromium based browser (kiwi) installed, and if getting rid of that would fix the problem I could look into deleting it and leaving only FF on my phone. But I'm not sure if it's related.

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[โ€“] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago (3 children)

Try setting firefox to your default browser. That made it work for me.

[โ€“] rdyoung 5 points 1 month ago

Seconded. This is the answer.

[โ€“] ictinus 5 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I also set private DNS to dns.adguard.com

[โ€“] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Ah thanks, that worked, or mostly anyway-- there's still a space for ads but they don't load, whereas on FF the spaces aren't even there.

[โ€“] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Didn't do anything unfortunately. Using a private DNS worked mostly, so I guess that's good enough for now

[โ€“] radix 10 points 1 month ago (2 children)

In the setting under link handling, you can change the browser to "external" which uses your default.

[โ€“] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

True. The internal sync browser loads slightly faster but it's pretty much 1st world problems I suppose.

[โ€“] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago

The dev is working on a native adblocker for Sync.

[โ€“] tb_ 5 points 1 month ago

I have Firefox as my internal browser (probably because I disabled Chrome?). But add-ins don't work in the internal browser, only when links are opened externally.