[Done] Direct deleting of blocked address

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[Done] Direct deleting of blocked address

Postby lockad » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:46 am

Hi,

When clicking on the red ABP icon on the toolbar, a bottom window named "Blockable items on current page" opens.
Deleting an address from here is impossible : you have to enter in "Edit filter...".
IMHO, a right context menu item "Delete" would be very useful...

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Postby Hubird » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:27 am

I agree, A Disable / Delete filter option in the "Blockable Items" list would be good idea.
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:42 pm

"Delete" what exactly? The entry definitely cannot be deleted, it is something the web page requested.

"Disable the filter foo" for blocked items might be a possibility however.
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Re: Direct deleting of blocked address

Postby Wladimir Palant » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:44 pm

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Postby lockad » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:01 pm

Wladimir Palant wrote:The entry definitely cannot be deleted, it is something the web page requested.


Thanks for answering.

What a pity !
Avoiding the "Edit" menu would be fine...

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Re: Direct deleting of blocked address

Postby lockad » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:11 pm



I discovered very recently this browser and I fell in love with it (...after testing many, many shit... proggies). :mrgreen:

End of support don't bother me ! 8)

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Postby Wladimir Palant » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:19 pm

Well, it was already by far the least secure Gecko-based browser around - continuing to use it now is just irresponsible.
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Postby Adblock Plus Fan » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:51 pm

Wladimir Palant wrote:"Disable the filter foo" for blocked items might be a possibility however.
I like this idea.

It goes against the "few choices = good" philosophy but it does make things easier I think.

(And it's easier to explain it this way to people who dont know how to disable.)
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Postby Adblock Plus Fan » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:37 pm

Hmmm. Or how about integrating this column with the grey/green bullets into the blockable items menu?
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Imagine this situation:
An object appears unblocked on the list.
User clicks grey bullet to block object.
ABP first scans every disabled filters to see if one matches.
If match, disabled filter is enabled.
If no match, ABP offers to create new filter like normal.

I think this would make analysing of certain sites easier.
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:46 pm

It would be too non-obvious what the user did there. I think it might even be an issue with the context menu: "I disabled the filter 'foo' just to test it, now I have ads all over the page - how do I get it back?"

Edit: Sorry, didn't read the proposal carefully enough. Yes, this makes sense.
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Postby Adblock Plus Fan » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:50 pm

Wladimir Palant wrote:"I disabled the filter 'foo' just to test it, now I have ads all over the page - how do I get it back?"
Yep, I think you hit the point here against the first suggestion.

And even now this is an issue I run into myself when I disable multiple filters at a time to test a page.

A "disabled filter" scanner accompanying this quick disable functionality would improve usability of the blockable items list a lot I think.




Adblock Plus Fan wrote:Hmmm. Or how about integrating this column with the grey/green bullets into the blockable items menu?
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Stupid me, we already have this integrated:
ImageNow if we could just have the functionalities above added :P
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Postby sheepy » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:17 am

What I'm doing now:

open blockable item list, double click item blocked by rule you want to delete (jump to preference screen), press 'delete' or 'space'
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Postby Adblock Plus Fan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:20 am

sheepy wrote:What I'm doing now:

open blockable item list, double click item blocked by rule you want to delete (jump to preference screen), press 'delete' or 'space'
:wink:
Yes this is all right when you only test one filter at a time. But if you disabled multiple filters to test something it can be a pain to reactivate all the right filters, even more so when if you already have a bunch of disabled filters prior.

At the moment I use specific whitelists when I need to disable a filter for testing. This is easier because I only have a handful of them and they are easy enough to locate when I need to reset everything.
If only whitelists worked for hiding rules in firefox 3 :P
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