Opened on 09/08/2016 at 03:22:54 AM

Closed on 09/13/2016 at 04:02:41 PM

Last modified on 10/31/2016 at 09:35:07 AM

#4398 closed defect (fixed)

Element Hiding Helper U view source (in separate window) broken in Firefox 48

Reported by: DrainElephant Assignee: trev
Priority: P1 Milestone: Element-Hiding-Helper-1.3.10
Module: Extensions-for-Adblock-Plus Keywords: elemhidehelper
Cc: trev, mapx Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Firefox
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Ross Verified working: yes
Review URL(s):



Ubuntu 16.04 LTS,
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0,
Adblock Plus 2.7.3
Element Hiding Helper 1.3.9

How to reproduce

Adblock Plus -- Select element to hide -- U [keypress]

Observed behaviour

A blank window opens. No source code visible.

Expected behaviour

Source code visible.

Additional info

This worked until recently, possibly with a previous version of Firefox or Adblock Plus/Element Hiding Helper. I think Firefox may have changed how they deal with Tools -- Web Developer -- Page Source, which may be related. Either way, the above breakage occurs with Element Hiding Helper.

I did search for a pre-existing bug on this, and having found none am submitting this new one.

Attachments (0)

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed on 09/08/2016 at 06:59:55 AM by mapx

  • Cc trev greiner mapx added
  • Component changed from Unknown to Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox

comment:2 Changed on 09/08/2016 at 07:04:10 AM by mapx

in console:

TypeError: args is null

comment:3 Changed on 09/12/2016 at 12:07:45 PM by trev

  • Cc greiner removed
  • Component changed from Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox to Extensions-for-Adblock-Plus
  • Keywords elemhidehelper added
  • Owner set to trev
  • Priority changed from Unknown to P1
  • Ready set

comment:4 Changed on 09/12/2016 at 12:36:41 PM by trev

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

comment:5 Changed on 09/13/2016 at 04:01:49 PM by abpbot

A commit referencing this issue has landed:
Issue 4398 - Fix "view source in a separate window" command

comment:6 Changed on 09/13/2016 at 04:02:41 PM by trev

  • Milestone set to Element-Hiding-Helper-next
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

comment:7 Changed on 10/25/2016 at 11:34:29 AM by Ross

  • Tester changed from Unknown to Ross
  • Verified working set


Firefox 38 / 48 / Nightly 52.0a1 (2016-10-23)
Firefox 45 / Ubuntu 14.04

comment:8 Changed on 10/27/2016 at 03:44:08 AM by DrainElephant

Thanks for fixing the reported issue. I too can confirm that it works.

I have however noticed something else that may or may not be related, and that may or may not be an actual issue and change vis-à-vis the previous behaviour:

When I go: Adblock Plus -- Select element to hide -- V [keypress] (that's V, not U this time), then only the structural tags are displayed, not the other selected content that would go in those tags. I am not sure if the absence of this source content is by design or if it used to be displayed in previous versions. I have not tested previous versions. I just thought I'd add this information, in case this is an issue. If it is an issue, then I'm not sure if that would call for a new ticket or not.

comment:9 Changed on 10/31/2016 at 09:35:07 AM by trev

No, this is not related but it is indeed a regression - a very old one. It seems that you were the first one to report this after almost five years. I filed on it.

Add Comment

Modify Ticket

Change Properties
as closed .
The resolution will be deleted. Next status will be 'reopened'.
to The owner will be changed from trev.
Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.