Opened 5 years ago

Closed 15 months ago

#2653 closed defect (rejected)

Block element option doesn't work on page which appears after clicking Back browser button

Reported by: passbrains Assignee:
Priority: P4 Milestone:
Module: Platform Keywords:
Cc: sebastian Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Safari
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
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Description (last modified by Ross)

Adapted from


Mac + OS X 10.7 + Safari + English
ABP version

How to reproduce

  1. Install ABP extension on Safari
  2. Load url in browser tab
  3. When page opens click Back browser button
  4. Click ABP button
  5. Click Block Element option
  6. Hover loading image or any other element on the page and see it is not highlighted and can't be blocked

Observed behaviour

It is not possible to highlight and block any element on the page including image.

Expected behaviour

Block element option should function and I should be able to block elements like image.

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Change History (7)

Changed 5 years ago by passbrains

Changed 5 years ago by passbrains

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by passbrains

1 - 05 Jun 2015 12:43:23 posted by Ross Green

ABP Safari provides the Block element option, but as described it doesn't appear to let the user highlight or select anything (there might be a flicker of a highlight along the left edge of the page but I can't tell).

There is a difference in behaviour to the same build on Chrome (43). In Chrome, the Block element option is hidden from the popup UI if the user back's to the loading page or stops navigation while on it.

Safari 7.0.6 / OS X 10.9.5

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by Ross

  • Description modified (diff)

There seems to be two (possible) bugs here (although it makes sense if this is due to some difference between Safari/Chrome):

  • The highlight/selection doesn't work in Safari when stopped on that loading page (couldn't work out why).
  • Safari behaviour doesn't match Chrome, which hides the Block element option on that page.

Note: It's harder to make Chrome stay on the initial loading page after going back, just keep hitting back/back/stop.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by sebastian

  • Cc sebastian added
  • Component changed from Unknown to Platform
  • Priority changed from Unknown to P3
  • Ready set

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by sebastian

  • Priority changed from P3 to P4

comment:5 Changed 15 months ago by sebastian

  • Resolution set to rejected
  • Status changed from new to closed

I'm closing all issues related to the legacy Safari extension, as it has been discontinued in favor of an App Extension that doesn't share any code with the old extension.

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