Opened 5 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#2860 closed defect (rejected)

"extensions.adblockplus.patternsfile" setting is ignored

Reported by: Ross Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox Keywords: large-scale-deployments
Cc: philll, fhd, mapx Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Firefox
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Ross Verified working: no
Review URL(s):



ABP 2.6.10
Firefox 39.0 / Windows 8.1 x64

How to reproduce

  1. With Firefox, navigate to "about:config".
  2. Search for "extensions.adblockplus.patternsfile".
  3. If it does not exist, create it:

3a. Right click settings area > [New] > [String].
3b. Set name to "extensions.adblockplus.patternsfile".

  1. Set the value to "test.ini".
  2. Select [ABP Icon] > [Filter preferences...].
  3. Add another filter subscription (any).
  4. Select [Close].
  5. With Firefox, navigate to "about:support".
  6. Select [Show Folder] next to "Profile Folder].
  7. Open the "adblockplus" directory.
  8. Observe "patterns.ini" exists with a recent modification date (from Step 6).
  9. Repeat the steps again, but with a different patternsfile values.
  10. Observe the value is ignored and patterns.ini is modified again.

Observed behaviour

The value of "extensions.adblockplus.patternsfile" is ignored.

Expected behaviour

The value of "extensions.adblockplus.patternsfile" to be respected if set. Filters should be stored in the file named, as per the documentation.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Ross

Reported by forum user here.

Last edited 5 years ago by Ross (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by Ross

  • Summary changed from patterns file is ignored to "extensions.adblockplus.patternsfile" setting is ignored

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by mapx

  • Cc mapx added

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by philll

  • Keywords large-scale-deployments added

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by lioncub

ABP 2.9.1
Firefox 52.3.0 ESR
Windows 8.1
The value is ignored!

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by trev

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

Mass-closing all bugs in Adblock Plus for Firefox module, the codebase of Adblock Plus 3.0 belongs into Platform and User-Interface modules. Old bugs are unlikely to still apply.

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