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easy way to defeat all filters
Oct. 14, 2008, 02:43 PM
Post: #1
easy way to defeat all filters
hi
it would be nice to simply press a key (say Ctrl-Esc) to defeat
BFilter altogether.
for example, when i click on an ad link on a google search result,
BFilter basically kills the page and nothing shows.
is there a way to get around this now?
thanks for a great program...
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Oct. 14, 2008, 03:00 PM
Post: #2
RE: easy way to defeat all filters
Checking "Bypass" from the tray menu will disable all filtering. Not as easy as a keyboard shortcut, but easy enough.
BFilter used to not block a page just because of "ad" or "banner" in the URL. That was before people convinced me to add some generic url blocking patterns. Since then I lost my interest in developing BFilter, so don't expect to see new releases unless some new developer takes over the project.

BTW, you can actually disable those generic url blocking patterns.
You can add the following to your urls.local file (Tray Icon -> Configuration -> Advanced -> urls.local):
Code:
ALLOW /.*/(_)?banner(s)?/.*/
ALLOW /.*/ad(image|popup|vertis(ing|ement)|s)?\..*/
ALLOW /.*/(page)?ad(s|frame|v)?([1-9])?/.*/
ALLOW /.*/reklam(e|a)/.*/
ALLOW /.*/sponsor(s|en|ing|ad(s)?)?/.*/
ALLOW /.*/werbung(en)?/.*/
ALLOW /.*/(view)?ad(vertisement|sense)?(s)?/.*/
This is not the same as explicitly allowing all such URLs, we are just lifting the hard blocks that come from the "urls" file.
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