The future of Element Hiding Helper · 2012-01-19 12:08 by Wladimir Palant
The Adblock Plus roadmap currently has a bullet point “Integrate Element Hiding Helper into Adblock Plus”. After adding Page Inspector support to Element Hiding Helper today I think that I’m confident about what exactly will be integrated there. The Firefox team has done a very good job on the Page Inspector feature coming up in Firefox 10, to the point where the Aardvark-based element selection in Element Hiding Helper seems dated and unhelpful. So here is the plan:
- Page Inspector integration will move from Element Hiding Helper into Adblock Plus itself, same will happen to the rule composer. So comfortable creation of element hiding rules will be possible without any additional extensions, at least for Firefox users.
Only drawback: for some reason, it doesn’t seem possible to activate Page Inspector via a keyboard shortcut.
- Element Hiding Helper will stay around merely as an alternative selection tool — for people who don’t want to relearn things and to support Thunderbird and SeaMonkey that don’t have the Page Inspector (yet?). It will be in maintenance mode however, spending more time on it than required to keep things working just doesn’t seem justified.
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