Opened on 10/25/2016 at 09:06:16 PM

Closed on 09/27/2017 at 09:40:43 PM

#4570 closed defect (rejected)

ABP 0.9.9 loses custom filters when clear "cookies and saved website data"

Reported by: mapx Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
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Cc: oleksandr, sebastian, freak.vulgar, Ross Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Edge
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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w 10
edge browser
ABP 0.9.9, easylist

How to reproduce

  • add a custom filter
  • go to edge settings, clear section, "choose what to clear", select "cookies and saved website data"

Close / open edge ==> the custom filter is gone.

Is this an expected behaviour ?
(reported in forum, I can reproduce it)

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comment:1 Changed on 11/07/2016 at 07:44:42 PM by freak.vulgar

these comments from Adblock forum, I have just registered here:

Adblock can't keep the "Filter Subscriptions" if the checkbox "Cookies and saved website data" is checked. I checked all the checkboxes excluding "cookies", and after the "close/open" operation, all subscriptions were on their place (remained).
so, maybe the problem is on the "Cookies and..." checkbox side. It happens only when you clear your browser data with checkbox "Cookies.." is checked. In my case, I use the "Always clear this when I close the browser" switch. If you don't clear data manually or don't use "clear when close the browser" the subscription will be remained.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Version 1607 build 14393.351
Microsoft Edge 38.14393.0.0
Microsoft EdgeHTML 14.14393

comment:2 Changed on 11/07/2016 at 07:49:45 PM by mapx

  • Cc freak.vulgar added

comment:3 Changed on 09/26/2017 at 12:08:27 PM by Ross

Reproduced. This also causes the First Run Page to appear on Edge restart with the "All your filter lists were removed" warning.

Edge 40 / Windows 10

comment:4 Changed on 09/27/2017 at 09:40:43 PM by sebastian

  • Cc Ross added
  • Resolution set to rejected
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is a known limitation of IndexedDB on Microsoft Edge. However, the alternative, storage.local causes even worse issues at the moment, as it is ridiculous slow. Therefore there is nothing we can do about this until Microsoft improves the storage mechanisms in future versions of Microsoft Edge.

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