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Sync the preferences using chrome.localstorage.sync API

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:19 am
by Ferk
Since Chrome version 20, there's an API for extensions to sync their preferences.

http://developer.chrome.com/trunk/exten ... perty-sync

Would be nice to have at least some of the preferences for Adblock Plus synced between devices.

Syncing settings on Chrome

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:19 pm
by ivankr
Google Chrome already has a stable API for storing extension settings that are synced: https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/storage.html (chrome.storage.sync).
What about using so that user doesn't have to setup subscription lists, whitelist, etc, on each new Chrome instance?

Re: Sync the preferences using chrome.localstorage.sync API

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:54 pm
by Misterman
Ferk wrote:Since Chrome version 20, there's an API for extensions to sync their preferences.

http://developer.chrome.com/trunk/exten ... perty-sync

Would be nice to have at least some of the preferences for Adblock Plus synced between devices.


+1 Please

Re: Syncing settings on Chrome

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 11:32 am
by Klugschwätzer
Any news on this?

Is there a reason why it has not been implemented so far?

Re: Syncing settings on Chrome

PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:54 am
by Niklas
I also wonder why this feature has not been implemented yet?

Top priority :-)

Re: Sync the preferences using chrome.localstorage.sync API

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:42 am
by ybxmgcbo
+1
It is so useful and important!

Re: Sync the preferences using chrome.localstorage.sync API

PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:12 pm
by Sid
This post is nearly a year old, can't believe it hasn't been touched on...instead we have some useless share feature.

Re: Syncing settings on Chrome

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:47 pm
by CalDude
This would be great! I made lots of custom filters and would like them to sync between all my computers.

Re: Sync the preferences using chrome.localstorage.sync API

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:14 pm
by Ferk
Really... one year without official answer from the dev team about this? Would be nice to at least have some feedback, even if it was something like "this is not our priority right now, we focus on cross-browser features".

Is it problematic to implement? chrome offers a nice and stable API, I believe.
I had a look at the sourcecode and it looks like you are using the same codebase to obtain the chrome, opera and safari extensions. Is this one of the reasons why this has not been implemented yet? Would be nice to know what's going on, I would be happy to lend a hand if needed, when I have more time.

I believe this is a very useful feature, I'm not sure if there are any other things I would like to have in the chrome adblockplus extension other than this. I'd rather just have this and keep the rest as it is.

Re: Sync the preferences using chrome.localstorage.sync API

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:02 am
by adBlock+ fan
and again =)
definitely it would be very convenient feature to sync settings for adblock+ between computers...
can we ask for implementation of this feature? :mrgreen:
https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/storage.html

thanks in advance!

Re: Sync the preferences using chrome.localstorage.sync API

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:01 pm
by JD
+1

Re: Sync the preferences using chrome.localstorage.sync API

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:17 pm
by clintonb
I created a ticket for this feature: https://issues.adblockplus.org/ticket/661. I am new to ABP development; but, I will try to implement this soon since it is a feature I want/need as well.

Re: Sync the preferences using chrome.localstorage.sync API

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:12 pm
by torzsmokus
clintonb wrote:I created a ticket for this feature: https://issues.adblockplus.org/ticket/661. I am new to ABP development; but, I will try to implement this soon since it is a feature I want/need as well.


it is sad to see that we can still be considered a corner case :(

Re: Sync the preferences using chrome.localstorage.sync API

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:25 pm
by mapx
a developer (Sebastian) rejected the request, but said:
But we might implement our own synchronization mechanism that will work cross-browser in the future.

Re: Sync the preferences using chrome.localstorage.sync API

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:45 pm
by cyberchicken
+1 It's anachronistic to have reconfigure adp on all computer one use, most of other extensions already live on the cloud