Thunderbird, first impressions · 2006-09-23 04:55 by Wladimir Palant
I have been experimenting with Adblock Plus in Thunderbird (large parts of the user interface work already, I’ll release a development build soon). It looks like I might stop using “Simplified HTML” + “Block loading of remote images”, a setup I have been using for over three years. But maybe now I can finally enjoy reading RSS feeds with images. Here are my first two Thunderbird filters:
I think I’ll block all images as well later and only allow them for some feeds.
I also created an element hiding rule — you can do this with emails and RSS feeds now! Sadly, it isn’t possible to limit the rule to a “domain” (which would be the sender’s address in this case).
There is one annoying issue and I’m not sure yet how I want to deal with it — the keyboard shortcut for the preferences dialog (Ctrl-Shift-A) is already taken in Thunderbird (see Edit / Select / Thread). I don’t feel like changing default keyboard shortcuts in Adblock Plus (again), neither do I want to use a different shortcut in Thunderbird. But I don’t want to kill the shortcut for Select Thread either.
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