[Done] Customizable default in filter composer

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[Done] Customizable default in filter composer

Postby Adblock Plus Fan » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:25 pm

Discussion started here:
http://adblockplus.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 2567#22567

Basically I want to be able to choose which of those 4 rows should be the default suggestion in the composer.

Can we have an about:config option for this?

I tried to give the default choice a chance ever since it was introduced in the dev. builds, but I never really got used to it. As posted in the other topic, I feel it's annoying to change to the 4th option every time.
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Postby theinvoker » Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:19 pm

i agree
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Postby Ares2 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:07 pm

Hmm, maybe you should think about the default option again. While it may be the best one if you're trying to block ads, most people use a subscription for that anyway and use ABP to block other images. Then this option is really bad (see http://adblockplus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3243 ).

While some people complaining about ads "coming back" are really bearable (as you can tell them they should choose a different option in the filter composer, or they even see it themselves after blocking some similar ads), having many people who are writing too general rules is definitely worse IMO.
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:27 pm

"Me too" comments really aren't helping...

@Ares2: I don't think that the default should be changed - of course we get relatively many complains after a release, but so far nobody complained about having blocked too much. So far we only had experienced users complaining about having to break their habits.
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:58 pm

Done: http://hg.mozdev.org/adblockplus/rev/50f1e025fc37

This added a hidden preference extensions.adblockplus.composer_default. Default value is 2. 0 means "Custom", 1 means "Full URL without query", 3 means "Host name only".
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I've tried adding the extensions.adblockplus.composer_defaul

Postby meo1960 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:39 am

and changed it to all possible values with no change in the default option on the adblock plus screen

It wasn't stated but I assumed the value to add to the about:config screen was an INTEGER VALUE, is this correct?

Also, the link citing the code isn't clear to me why that is there. Am I supposed to add this code into firefox somehow? If so, I really havent a clue how to do that.

Any Help would be appreciated. I have FF version 3.05 and adblock plus version 1.0

Postby MonztA » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:07 am

You need the latest development build.
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