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AdBlock+ Element HIding Helper bugs in FF 3.0 RC2

Postby Will Pittenger » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:33 am

  1. Some divs (in 90% of the pages I have seen) are impossible to kill. In fact, I found some on this page. Just under the edit box is a div that EHH shows as 0 pixels in height. If you hover over it, it keeps getting wider. A similar div exists just to the right of the emoticons table. Only this div has no width and keeps getting taller. Those and some other divs, when you attempt to block them, are shown with no parentage. It's just a div with a full style tag.
  2. When you activate EHH with some elements already blocked, it shows those elements. This is very confusing. "I thought I blocked that?"
  3. This really isn't a bug in the strict definition, but the default ABP shortcut keys conflict with some of FF's new ones. Shift-CTRL-H now opens a history list manager similar to the bookmark manager. I moved EHH's shortcut to Shift-CTRL-> (note the case, Shift-CTRL-. doesn't work). Shift-CTRL-B opens the bookmark manager. I moved that to Shift-CTRL-?.
  4. The command to hide the command list (H) doesn't work.

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Re: AdBlock+ Element HIding Helper bugs in FF 3.0 RC2

Postby Adblock Plus Fan » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:37 pm

Will Pittenger wrote:4.

Adding one more to your bug report, the V command is also broken (view source). It works initially, but when you press V once more to hide it, things break.


Will Pittenger wrote:3.
This problem has already been resolved with ABP 0.7.5.4 and EHH 1.0.4
The new shortcuts are:
ctrl+shift+K
ctrl+shift+V
ctrl+shift+E


Will Pittenger wrote:2. When you activate EHH with some elements already blocked, it shows those elements. This is very confusing. "I thought I blocked that?"

Oooookay, I tried to reproduce this in my test profile with all your active extensions installed except for Java Console and Google Earth (couldn't find google earth extension and the java thing had too many versions).
And I was unable to reproduce this bug.
Could you try to create a new test profile: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles
With only ABP and EHH and see if this bug reoccurs?


Will Pittenger wrote:1.

This one is a known issue.
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Postby Will Pittenger » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:05 am

Adblock Plus Fan wrote:
[quote="Will Pittenger wrote:2. When you activate EHH with some elements already blocked, it shows those elements. This is very confusing. "I thought I blocked that?"


Oooookay, I tried to reproduce this in my test profile with all your active extensions installed except for Java Console and Google Earth (couldn't find google earth extension and the java thing had too many versions).
And I was unable to reproduce this bug.
Could you try to create a new test profile: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles
With only ABP and EHH and see if this bug reoccurs?

I have no idea when I will be able to try that. You can get the GE plugin from their API site. However, just saw that they aren't yet supporting 3.0. I don't need it often so I am disabling it.
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:32 pm

1. I cannot reproduce this issue, will try again later.

2. I don't understand - if the element is already hidden, how do you manage to "hover" them? If you mean that these elements still appear in the tree in advanced view - that's correct behavior, these elements are still in the document even though they are hidden.

3. As mentioned above, the default key already changed to Ctrl+Shift+K.

4. That was fixed already, didn't make it into the latest release though. "View source" command had exactly the same issue, fixed it now as well.
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Postby Adblock Plus Fan » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:23 pm

Wladimir Palant wrote:1. I cannot reproduce this issue, will try again later.
He's talking about this one where the red frame keeps growing (same bug): https://adblockplus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1253



EDIT:
Those and some other divs, when you attempt to block them, are shown with no parentage. It's just a div with a full style tag.
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This is what he meant. For those elements, besides Style values going berserk, the tree structure is also broken.
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:51 am

Fan, if that's really what he meant - known issue indeed, I want to look into it again soon.
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Postby Will Pittenger » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:42 am

Wladimir Palant wrote:2. I don't understand - if the element is already hidden, how do you manage to "hover" them? If you mean that these elements still appear in the tree in advanced view - that's correct behavior, these elements are still in the document even though they are hidden.

???? If you are talking about my #2 in my first post, you are badly confused. #2 talked about a problem where hidden elements reappeared when I am browsing for new elements to block. This is the point where you have the red box that follows the mouse (before the dialog opens) and use W and N to control which element.
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:47 am

Will, now I am really confused. How do you manage to select something that is hidden? Or do hidden elements reappear again (when?)? Can you give me an example site and list the exact steps to reproduce the issue?
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Postby Will Pittenger » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:55 am

I am not selecting anything. The pattern is random and not all elements reappear on pages with blocked elements. Until I see something predictable, I can't give you a pattern. Hidden elements reappear while I am attempting to select another element to hide.
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Re: AdBlock+ Element HIding Helper bugs in FF 3.0 RC2

Postby Adblock Plus Fan » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:45 am

Will Pittenger wrote:
Adblock Plus Fan wrote:Could you try to create a new test profile: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles
With only ABP and EHH and see if this bug reoccurs?
I have no idea when I will be able to try that.
Will, it'll take you 2 minutes max. to create a new profile, 2 minutes max. to install ABP and EHH, and 1 minute max. to go back to your original profile. Please test this in a new and clean profile.
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Re: AdBlock+ Element HIding Helper bugs in FF 3.0 RC2

Postby Will Pittenger » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:19 am

I am now running FF 3.0 and ABP 0.7.5.5. #1 and #4 have vanished. I don't know why. However, #2 is still present. I also have to report that EHH is now causing FF to scroll to the top of pages when I attempt to select elements near the bottom of pages (or at least off-screen). This happens after #2 happens.
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Postby Will Pittenger » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:42 am

#1 is still there after all. Rats. I should note that it seems to mainly happen when I move the mouse over the red rectangle of an element.

Also, #2 won't happen until you move over an element that is visible while attempting to select an element to block.
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Postby Will Pittenger » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:32 pm

New data on #2: It seems to be affecting and triggered only by table elements. Does that help?
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:57 pm

Are you using userContent.css or Stylish? That sounds like you are overriding the Adblock Plus CSS.
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Postby Will Pittenger » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:41 am

I don't know what Stylish is. My userContent.css file is empty.
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