User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030907 Camino/0.7+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030907 Camino/0.7+ Adblock (http://adblock.mozdev.org) is an enhancement for Mozilla and Firebird which allows users to specify wildcard strings for images that the user does not want to see. This is usually advertisements though it could be used for other purposes as well. Because of the overwhelming invasiveness, annoyance factor, and large graphic size in some cases, it is preferable that an option be provided to block image loading by wildcard, which is totally inactive if the user does nothing and doesn't mind seeing ads. The adblock extension cannot be installed at all on Camino as it does not download the extension at all. For this reason, an adblock equivalent should be developed for Camino which can block images, Flash files, and iframes. The lack of any such option is a major reason, if not the sole reason I am not using Camino, and I'd like to try using it. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Visit http://adblock.mozdev.org 2. Try to install 3. Camino doesn't support extensions as it doesn't try to download the file Actual Results: Nothing happens Expected Results: This is more of a suggested implementation, instead of "expected results". Since adblock does not add anything to the interface widgets but sprouts a new menu item in the tools menu, which doesn't exist in Camino, perhaps the View menu would be a good place to add a new menu item for this kind of UI.
This seems to be a duplicate of Bug 155315. I do agree that now more than ever, since more and more browsers bundle with image/ad/banner blcoking capabilities, this feature should be reconciderd. Especially since the code base and extensive userContent.css is available to create such a preference.
I don't run OS X, and I know some of these prefs are firebird-specific, but have you tried the code on http://texturizer.net/firebird/tips.html to see if this is a valid work around for Camino?
I agree with the sentiment that Camino should have Adblock like features or the ability to use Adblock but I think the issue simply stems from the fact that Mozilla and Firebird are both using XUL for their user interface and these extensions take advantage of that. Camino is built using Mac OS X native Cocoa so the XUL extensions simply do not work. I think it may be possible to create Camino extensions using SIMBL ( http://culater.net/software/SIMBL/SIMBL.php ) as this technology was used to give Safari, which is also Cocoa, Adblocking and Shortcut features that integrate into it's menus and preference pane similar to the way XUL extensions modify Firebird and Mozilla.
Re: comment 3, I'm not sure that XUL is a prerequisite for this sort of thing. I've been using the code from Comment 2 in by userContent.css, it works, and I think the Adblock extention does basically the same thing, but the extension provides a UI dialog that Camino lacks. Perhaps this should be marked milestone 0.9 for the "big prefs overhaul."
Sorry, misunderstood comment 3. Yea, XUL is needed to use FB extensions 'out of the box.' I misinterpreted that to mean XUL was needed to implement some type of adblock preference UI in Camino which, of course, is not the case. SIMBL looks interesting. I'll shut up now.
Duping this to Camino's "image blocking" bug, although it also relates to bug 184394. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 155315 ***