This is an example of an add on that extends an existing feature with great new functionality. The exceptions dialogue has always missing a good way to find existing rules except of just scrolling down and manually looking for them. One thing that makes this such a valuable add on is that it is simple. It does exactly what it meant for in a simple way and nothing more that just adds clutter.
But now I have realised that the exceptions dialogue is missing one more feature that there should be another add on for, a way to block not all cookies for a domain but selective cookies by domain and cookie name. It is often a problem if a domain are prevented from adding any cookie at all but some cookies mostly or only used for tracking purposes should be prevented and with more fine grained exceptions could it be possible.
19 reviews for this add-on
Rated 4 out of 5
2 years ago
This is a useful thing. But it is not working copy website addresses. And not working internationalized domain name (IDN), I have to manually translate names in Punycode. And when filtering is often a string "undefined" in the address field.
I love this addon. It makes managing cookies so much easier, it blends in so well you wouldn't know it was an addon, and it does a simple job really well.
[Edit: FIXED! Amazingly fast response from the author. This bug was fixed less than 2 hours after reporting it!] BUT I think a recent Firefox update broke it. Now my cookie exceptions list is always displayed blank, although all the exceptions still work. If I disable this addon the list is displayed ok. It acts like I've searched for a text string that doesn't exist, so the search result is blank.
I've uninstalled & reinstalled the addon but still the same problem. Any chance you could take a look at this?
I know posting bugs here is not recommended but I can't find any other contact info for the author.
This addon extends the exceptions dialogs by providing a search bar for the exceptions dialogs (almost anywhere you see "Exceptions" in the Options dialog, except notably for the password version). These are different to the about:permissions dialog, which does come with a search. There is still no such stock search function in the latest version of FireFox at the time of this reply (v34).
I am flattered that you found the extension to look so stock you didn't notice, that was one of my design goals as I believe the functionality should have been there from FireFox 3 (31 generations ago! How time flies).
Firefox has a pesky annoyance: the lack of "partial name matching" mechanism in the cookies list. Oddly enough, the "Saved Passwords" list does have the mechanism . . . making the cookies list more irritating . . . lol.
The CookieExFilter add-on solves the problem with flying colors. I enterd "ens" and it selected the 2 matching items from my list of dozens: "opensuse" and "licensing". I refined to "ensi", and selection was narrowed to 1: "licensing". Powerful matching mechanism, and easy as pie to use.
Further, it solves a number of other inconveniences---this add-on does its job very well.
Only difficulty I found is that I couldn't figure out what the preferences "Add Search Bar" to "Popups", and to "Images" meant. Which popups? Which images?