Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Diagnostics 1.3 for Adblock Plus released · 2015-12-15 13:12 by Wladimir Palant

Install Diagnostics 1.3 for Adblock Plus

Diagnostics 1.3 has seen significant changes in order to support Adblock Plus 2.7 which we released today. Due to the extent of the changes it is no longer compatible with older Adblock Plus versions, unfortunately. We will publish Diagnostics on AMO now in order to have signed development builds but it’s still an internal helper, so use at your own risk.

Changes

  • The confusing “ignore early returns” checkbox is gone — Diagnostics is no longer able to track low-level actions, so it generally cannot detect low-level calls that aren’t being forwarded to the upper level. However, there are relatively few such cases remaining in Adblock Plus now.
  • The columns Context, Document and Additional have been removed as well — this kind of low-level context information is no longer available to Diagnostics (and neither to Adblock Plus when it is making decisions).
  • On the other hand, the Request origin data has been extended. The tooltip will now show the entire frame hierarchy for a request, not only the location of the frame immediately responsible.
  • There is also a new column called Private. This one will indicate whether a request is associated with a private browsing window.
  • The Type column will no longer attempt to localize the type, instead the internal type identifier will be displayed (corresponds with filter options).

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