Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ - Adblock Plus Project
- How is Adblock Plus related to Adblock?
- Why is it so difficult to add an option for ...?
- Why is it so difficult to add a keyboard shortcut for ...?
- How can I help?
FAQ - Installation
- How do I install Adblock Plus for all users and make everybody use the same filter list?
- How do I install Adblock Plus in K-Meleon?
FAQ - Basic functionality
- How do I block a banner?
- I sometimes want Adblock Plus to be disabled. How can I do this most easily?
- How can I update my filterlist manually?
- The banner is an object (Flash or Java) and doesn't have a context menu. What now?
- The list of blockable items shows many addresses. How do I know which one is the banner?
- Is the order of filters relevant for performance?
- Are regular expressions faster than "normal" filters?
FAQ - Advanced functionality
- What can I do with filter subscriptions?
- What does "Hide placeholders of blocked elements" do?
- What does "Show tabs on Flash and Java" do?
FAQ - User interface customization
- How can I put the Adblock Plus icon on my toolbar?
- How can I remove the Adblock Plus icon from my toolbar?
- How do I make the icon for whitelisted websites green?
- How do I make the list of blockable items display at the side/at the top?
- How do I get text displayed in the status bar instead of an icon?
- How can I move the Adblock Plus icon in the status bar to a different location?
- How do I remove Adblock Plus from all browser menus?
- How do I change the icons displayed by Adblock Plus?
- How do I change the keyboard shortcut for ... / add a keyboard shortcut for disabling Adblock Plus?
FAQ - Adblock Plus internals
- Where do I find the meaning of all Adblock Plus preferences?
- How do I access Adblock Plus from my extension?
- How does Adblock Plus block addresses?
- How does Adblock Plus process its filters and which filters are faster?
- How does element hiding work?
- How often will subscriptions be downloaded?
- My subscription has moved, how do I make sure everybody updates the address?
- What can the first line of a filters file look like?
- How do I protect my filter subscription against accidental download corruption?