Opened 6 years ago

Closed 13 months ago

#315 closed change (duplicate)

Add a way to disable custom filters in browsers besides Firefox

Reported by: Gingerbread Man Assignee: agiammarchi
Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: User-Interface Keywords:
Cc: mapx, sebastian, greiner Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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Description (last modified by greiner)


Filter issues are the most common cause of Adblock Plus failing to perform correctly. In Firefox, disabling custom filters is a cinch. In other browsers, this isn't possible: all filters have to be removed. This makes troubleshooting a convoluted process that involves cutting all filters to the clipboard and saving them in a text editor. It's not a great user experience.

There should be an "Enabled" checkbox at the top of the Add Your Own Filters tab, so that people can keep their filters and quickly check if they're causing problems.

What to change

See ui#20.

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Change History (12)

Changed 6 years ago by Gingerbread Man


comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mapx

  • Cc smultron45@… added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by trev

  • Cc trev added

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by philll

  • Priority changed from Unknown to P4
  • Ready set

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by philll

  • Platform set to Firefox

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by mapx

  • Cc mapx sebastian greiner kzar added; smultron45@… removed
  • Platform changed from Firefox to Unknown / Cross platform
  • Tester set to Unknown

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by kzar

  • Cc kzar removed

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by fhd

  • Cc trev removed

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by greiner

  • Priority changed from P4 to P3
  • Ready unset

I've created a spec ticket at because I think this'd be a nice, quick improvement we could make until we are able to reintroduce filter groups.

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by agiammarchi

  • Owner set to agiammarchi

comment:10 Changed 2 years ago by greiner

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Ready set

Added reference to GitLab issue which is currently being worked on.

comment:11 Changed 13 months ago by greiner

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

We ended up having to remove this feature from #7160 which replaces the textarea with the new custom filter table. The reason for it was that custom filters are spread out across multiple custom filter lists rather than a single one which makes it more difficult to implement. However, we could introduce it together with filter groups when we get around to implementing those in ui#28.

Anyway, I'm closing this ticket in favor of ui#20 which I've reopened so that we can keep track of this request.

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