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No way to view and block elements on page

Postby nomad » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:59 pm

There is no way to view and [effectively] block elements on the page.

Steps to reproduce: F12 -> Adblock Plus -> you can only add or remove the whole thing, no option to edit that I can see.
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Re: No way to view and block elemants on page

Postby mapx » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:00 am

yes, for now you can only block the request then go into options (settings), advanced, and edit there your filter
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Re: No way to view and block elemants on page

Postby pintosal » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:24 pm

Yes, but compared to older versions, this filter edit is completely useless.

No way to find or sort.

A truly backward step.
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Re: No way to view and block elemants on page

Postby mapx » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:29 pm

more about ABP 3 (the old one and all of its features - including EHH - are not anymore possibile due to the new webextension system from mozilla)
https://adblockplus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=54389
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Reverting to Pre-Quantum Firefox

Postby pintosal » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:55 pm

Adblock is/was the most valuable tool with the Firefox browser.

Pre-Quantum ABP was brilliant for its ability to create and modify filters, but it seems that it's impossible to replicate the functionality on Quantum.

I've therefore decided to revert to the last version of Firefox prior to Quantum, and use a functional version of ABP - and also Classic Theme Restorer.
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Re: No way to view and block elemants on page

Postby Marco » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:43 am

mapx wrote:yes, for now you can only block the request then go into options (settings), advanced, and edit there your filter


FF Quantum/57.0
ABP 3.0.1

mapx,

I came on because element hide completely disappeared from the ABP icon.
After reading a little bit here, I checked again, and it's now visible.
Yesterday, the ABP icon disappeared altogether.
I think I refreshed FF to get it back.

I guess this is a work in progress???

Onto your post - I've never actually used the EHH since the new FF version, but I believe that I peaked at it last week sometime and there was actually text in the box.

For someone not at all versed in writing filters, or writing anything other than code to make comments BOLD, Italicized, or struck-through, can you flesh out the editing instructions you mention above?
After clicking on an element, do you just cut and paste whatever is in the box into ABP/Advanced (settings)?

Thank you.
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Re: No way to view and block elements on page

Postby mapx » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:57 am

1. simulate the old EHH:
- click ABP icon, click "block element", select something on screen, in the opened window you'll see a filter (or more), edit them, confirm
- if you get an empty window install the last beta build of ABP

2. simulate the old "blockable items list"

- click F12, click adblockplus tab, refresh the page
- you'll get the list of all elements
- on the right you can see "block item" or "add exception", click it => a filter will be created in your custom filters
- to see it / edit it: click ABP icon, options, advanced, "my filters list", edit the filters
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