Opened on 10/21/2014 at 02:30:26 PM

Closed on 07/07/2015 at 10:35:35 PM

#1490 closed change (fixed)

Enable pre-configurable properties in Internet Explorer

Reported by: sebastian Assignee: oleksandr
Priority: P3 Milestone: Adblock-Plus-for-Internet-Explorer-1.5
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Internet-Explorer Keywords: growth, large-scale-deployments
Cc: mapx,, simona, sebastian, sergz Blocked By:
Blocking: #542, #1491 Platform: Internet Explorer
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
Review URL(s):

Description (last modified by sebastian)


In order to help administrators to deploy Adblock Plus in managed networks, we introduce a mechanism to enable pre-configurable properties. While the foundation is implemented in the core code (#1487), the way pre-configured properties are stored is platform-specific.

What to change

Implement the hooks provided in the core code to retrieve pre-configured properties by reading those properties from a file on the disk.

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comment:1 Changed on 10/21/2014 at 02:35:03 PM by mapx

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed on 10/21/2014 at 02:35:27 PM by mapx

  • Cc mapx added

comment:3 Changed on 10/21/2014 at 02:36:01 PM by sebastian

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:4 Changed on 10/21/2014 at 04:34:52 PM by sebastian

  • Blocking 1491 added

comment:5 Changed on 10/22/2014 at 12:37:39 AM by oleksandr

  • Cc added
  • Platform changed from Unknown to Internet Explorer

comment:6 Changed on 10/30/2014 at 01:09:17 PM by simona

  • Keywords growth added

comment:7 Changed on 11/03/2014 at 10:17:55 AM by oleksandr

  • Owner set to oleksandr

comment:8 Changed on 11/21/2014 at 11:56:30 AM by simona

  • Cc simona added

comment:9 Changed on 11/21/2014 at 04:22:02 PM by simona

  • Keywords large-scale-deployments added

comment:10 Changed on 12/10/2014 at 11:22:18 AM by oleksandr

  • Priority changed from P3 to P2

comment:11 Changed on 01/21/2015 at 01:45:51 PM by oleksandr

  • Owner oleksandr deleted

comment:12 Changed on 01/21/2015 at 03:01:27 PM by oleksandr

  • Priority changed from P2 to P3

Decreasing priority, since it's not on the roadmap and blocking issues are on hold.

comment:13 Changed on 03/20/2015 at 02:41:38 PM by sebastian

  • Blocked By 1487 removed

comment:14 Changed on 03/20/2015 at 03:00:30 PM by sebastian

  • Cc sebastian added
  • Ready unset

Since #1487 is obsolete, we need to come up with a different approach.

comment:15 Changed on 03/20/2015 at 03:22:19 PM by sebastian

So how about group policies, similar to how you can configure Chrome?

comment:16 Changed on 03/20/2015 at 04:14:56 PM by oleksandr

In IE the simplest way would be to use Group Policy to deliver the prefs.json that has some special settings (no updates, no FRP). However, alternatively, based on how Chrome stores Managed Storage settings on Windows we can use the same settings with Chrome and read them from the registry. That way admins would set one setting for both Chrome and IE in something like:


I would prefer to deliver prefs.json just with 2 extra settings for simplicity, but either way is fine with me

comment:17 Changed on 03/20/2015 at 04:15:41 PM by oleksandr

Removing accidental double comment.

Last edited on 03/20/2015 at 04:16:51 PM by oleksandr

comment:18 Changed on 04/13/2015 at 11:48:00 AM by sergz

  • Cc sergz added

comment:19 Changed on 06/03/2015 at 03:01:15 PM by oleksandr

  • Owner set to oleksandr

comment:20 Changed on 06/29/2015 at 12:00:21 PM by oleksandr

  • Ready set
  • Review URL(s) modified (diff)
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

comment:21 Changed on 07/07/2015 at 10:35:35 PM by oleksandr

  • Milestone set to Adblock-Plus-for-Internet-Explorer-1.5
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed
  • Tester set to Unknown

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