Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Better "Add filter" dialog · 2011-11-05 00:50 by Wladimir Palant

Adblock Plus for Google Chrome features an improved “Add filters” dialog that webpage can no longer mess with. This allowed implementing two long-standing requests:

  • Filters can be modified before adding.
  • The dialog buttons can be triggered with Enter and Esc keys (use Shift-Enter to insert a newline into the list).

Dragging the window around is still somewhat awkward (displayed mouse cursor doesn’t match the action, window sometimes won’t follow) but other than that it seems to work fine.

In other news:

  • If Adblock Plus fails to “remember” your filter subscriptions, that’s Chrome issue 103018. Removing the directory “LOCALAPPDATA\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\File System\Origins” restores normal functionality. Current development builds will automatically re-add default subscriptions on data loss (a lame workaround but the only one possible it seems).
  • Support for abp: links has been added yesterday so that the “Subscribe” links on the subscriptions page can be used now.

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