Roadblock for Mac
What is a content blocker?
A content blocker lets you control what web content should and shouldn't load, what is visible on webpages, and who can track you.
Why should I use a content blocker?
A content blocker can help you focus on the content that you care about, protect your privacy and security, improve webpage load time, and reduce Internet data usage.
What version of macOS does Roadblock require?
Roadblock works on macOS Big Sur (11), macOS Catalina (10.15), macOS Mojave (10.14), and macOS High Sierra (10.13).
Does Roadblock support Apple Silicon?
Yes. Roadblock works natively on Apple Silicon and intel-based Macs.
Do I need to reload webpages manually in Safari when I change the settings in the app?
The webpage in the active tab is reloaded automatically. Webpages in other tabs need to be reloaded manually. If the Toolbar extension is not enabled then you need to reload webpages manually.
Does the app need to be open when I use the Toolbar extension?
No. You can use the extension whether the app is open or closed.
Can I use Roadblock with Safari Technology Preview?
Yes. You can use Roadblock with Safari Technology Preview.
Does Roadblock know what is being blocked when I browse the web?
No. Roadblock uses features and technologies in Safari that protect your privacy.
Why does the Toolbar extension request access to all websites?
When you use the extension to block, secure, or allow websites, the extension accesses the URL of the active tab. When you use the extension to block and hide content visually, the extension accesses the URL of the active tab and its webpage. When the extension needs to reload a webpage, the extension accesses the URL of the webpage.
The above features can't work without requesting access to all websites. The access request must be set when the extension is built and can't be set dynamically or changed without building a new version.
Enabling and using the toolbar extension is optional.