Option to count filter hits in Private Browsing

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Option to count filter hits in Private Browsing

Postby Marnes » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:12 pm

Hi

I understand that, around 2010, ABP was modified to not count filter hits in Private Browsing to improve privacy. That's a logical decision. What I'd like to ask though, is to add an option to bring it back.

I'm very picky about my filter list and especially its performance. I manually (and using Element Hiding Helper) make my own filters. A lot of them are for sites I only go to in Private Browsing (image hosts and stuff, I do a lot of things in Private Browsing because I also automatically have Tor in it), so their counters stay at 0 at all times. Now, of course, filters expire after some time: I stop going to the sites, the site changes and the filter stops working, etc. The hit counters are the best way to find filters that are not useful. With Private Browsing hits not adding to the counter, that makes a lot of my filters unmanageable.

Code-wise, I can't see it being a problem. It's just a boolean flag that's added as a condition to the private browsing check. For users it's no problem either since it could be off by default.

Please consider
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Re: Option to count filter hits in Private Browsing

Postby mapx » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:52 pm

original discussion:

Don't count filter hits while browsing in private mode
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4962
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Re: Option to count filter hits in Private Browsing

Postby Feature Request » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:09 pm

I would also like a hidden option to enable hit counting when in private mode. Might this be a possibility?

Thanks.
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Re: Option to count filter hits in Private Browsing

Postby Marnes » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:27 am

Feature Request wrote:I would also like a hidden option to enable hit counting when in private mode. Might this be a possibility?

Thanks.


Why a hidden one?
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Re: Option to count filter hits in Private Browsing

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:15 pm

No reason. I guess I just assumed that might be the most likely option if the developers were to implement one.

Has staff mentioned if it might be a possibility anywhere at some point?
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Re: Option to count filter hits in Private Browsing

Postby Guest » Sun May 04, 2014 4:52 pm

If any staff happen upon this and might be able to say whether or not this option might be forthcoming, a reply would be appreciated.

Outside of a couple of sites, I enable and use private browsing as my default so having a means to keep abreast of filter hits in that mode is something I would find very helpful.

Thanks.
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