Opened on 04/22/2014 at 09:05:04 PM

Closed on 04/23/2014 at 09:01:00 AM

#371 closed defect (incomplete)

Search results are being clipped by adblock plus.

Reported by: jebus197 Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox Keywords:
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Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
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Description (last modified by philll)


Windows 8.1, Firefox 28, Latest Adblock Version 22/04/2014, EasyList (English)

How to reproduce

  1. Go to
  2. perform any web search)
  3. All search results are 'clipped'.
  4. This clipping behaviour is enabled/disabled by enabling/disabling the 'allow unobtrusive advertising' in filter preferences


Observed behaviour

When I disable/uncheck the box in filter preferences to 'enable unobtrusive advertising' all my web searches via are 'clipped', as in most of the descriptive text in returned search results is missing. Enabling the 'unobtrusive advertising' check box allows for full normal search results to be returned along with full normal description. See attached.

Expected behaviour

Search results should only filter out genuine adverts. It should not filter/clip/abbreviate search results.

Attachments (2)

Adblock 1.jpg (183.6 KB) - added by jebus197 on 04/22/2014 at 09:09:29 PM.
Adblock2.jpg (238.7 KB) - added by jebus197 on 04/22/2014 at 09:09:46 PM.

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Change History (8)

Changed on 04/22/2014 at 09:09:29 PM by jebus197

Changed on 04/22/2014 at 09:09:46 PM by jebus197

comment:1 Changed on 04/22/2014 at 09:19:59 PM by jebus197

Expected behaviour: Search results should only filter out genuine adverts. It should not filter/clip/abbreviate search results.

comment:2 Changed on 04/23/2014 at 07:42:22 AM by mapx

submit an issue report and post here the link of the report
see how-to:

comment:3 Changed on 04/23/2014 at 07:45:02 AM by mapx

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comment:4 Changed on 04/23/2014 at 07:45:43 AM by philll

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  • Description modified (diff)

Can anybody reproduce this? I can't...

comment:5 Changed on 04/23/2014 at 08:11:32 AM by jebus197

This was being caused by a conflict between some custom filters I had been using without issues for several months on Disabling these filters via the 'report an issue' feature appears (for now) to have resolved this issue. However there seems to be a conflict between the 'allow unobtrusive advertising' feature and custom filters, as this seems to be the source of this problem.

Perhaps a coding conflict with Google themselves?

Last edited on 04/23/2014 at 08:13:19 AM by jebus197

comment:6 Changed on 04/23/2014 at 09:01:00 AM by mapx

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