Disappears "General" tab when addon installed Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Very useful addon, using it for the long time. But today found that when Ghostery installed and active on Firefox 36 "General" tab in options dialog empty. If addon disabled dialog's content returned back. "about"preferences" works in any case.

Firefox bug that is resolved in their next release. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Mr Badass Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is F---kin Cool!!!

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hello, Ghostery breaks GUI-Setting browser Firefox. Preferences window becomes pure, if you change any of setting. Fix it please. Thanks. (Win7x86, Firefox36, Ghostery542)

Where is Findings Panel ? Firefox 36 for Android. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Just installed on Firefox 36 for Android on my phone.

Can't get to the Findings Panel.

All I see, when I navigate to a page is a Blue/Purple Ghost icon with a number at the bottom right. When I long tap on it, it asks me if I wish to hide / remove the button.

Also I don't see any Ghostery UI button on the Address / Tab Bar.

Some help ?


Thanks Pete,

That was exactly what was not happening. But strangely, its working now.

Thanks for the quick response in any case.

I just responded to your Get Satisfaction Thread. Ghostery menu can be accessed from the nav bar options (3 dots top right).. Panel can be accessed by clicking the Ghosty icon at the bottom right of the page.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Best for Mozilla Firefox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

love this extension! solid 5 star!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good !

Good but can't remove button from toolbar Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Toolbar button keeps coming back when i restart browser.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars




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Update after bugfixes 2/24 *BUGS FIXED* Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am happy to report that the annoying bugs that plagued 5.4.1 are gone as of this update. I'd also like to extend a friendly reminder that there are actual people who work on this and that they are not infallible. I've found that the staff is quite responsive to bug reports and bug fixes. So if something goes wrong, don't vomit all over the people who are working hard to protect your privacy with an add-on that is no charge to you.

I have and will continue to recommend Ghostery to friends and family alike. Keep up the good work guys.

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Thank you for that feedback! Happy browsing.

Do you know what it is like not to see ads when going to your web sites? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

When I first found Ghost, I didn't think much of it at the time. That was because I felt it did not block all the intrusive ads that bombarded your screen and deters you from concentrating on the particular subject you are focusing on. Yes, I did see the purple square that shows all the ads that pop up all over the place at most every web site that you go to. All these ads were clearly seen. That told me, I didn't set up Ghost correctly. I then went back into the options screen and set all the switches to block. Now, it is nice to see that the right side of the screen is solidly white. No ads whatsoever. Also, the purple box showing these ads have a nice line through it and is totally blocked. You can choose which ads you want to see and adjust accordingly. This is one fine company and recommend it highly.

Thanks!! Happy browsing.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I would not be without Ghostery; I recommend it to all my friends that use Firefox. I can not comment on the ease of use as it is a "set-and-forget" piece; it is there, it works. Between Ghostery and AdBlock Plus, they make using FF a pleasure.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

While it does exactly what it says, everytime I start my pc, i need to put the setings which is very very annoying.

Once that bug is gone, this addon is just incomparable!

5.4.2 which was just released this morning has the bug fix.

Je recommande, mais... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Cette extension souffre encore (fev 2015) de grosses lacunes d'ergonomie, notament en ce qui concerne les redémarrages :
on est, à chaque fois obligsé de reprendre la litanie des réglages et ce, malgré l'amélioration liée au stockage sous forme de fichier... qu'elle est totalement incapable de récupérer seule !
Quel progrès : avant, on devait tout recommencer depuis le début !...
Oui,mais on est encore très loin de la perfection, et çà lui vaut seulement mon 3 * !

Fantastic Rated 5 out of 5 stars

great at blocking adds

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Too bad Rated 2 out of 5 stars

With the update to v5.4.1 all my whitelist-entrys are gone. What a shame!
Can You tell me how I can get them back?

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The Beta version and soon to be GA release has this fixed. There is no way to retrieve your prior settings as they are local to you. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

A few months ago, I would have given Ghostery five stars. Now, however, it is so buggy that my opinion of it has plummeted. Firstly, after many of its frequent updates, it forgets all of my settings and deselects all of the trackers so that nothing whatsoever is being blocked. Then I have to re-select all of the trackers and once again begin the process of whitelisting various sites and widgets. I don't really have time to keep doing this ever few days. One of the developers asked me to install a beta version and create a new Firefox profile. Whilst this might be a solution for my Ghostery problems, creating a new Firefox profile would be a serious pain as I would have to reinstall my other addons and redo all of their settings. This would be prohibitively time-consuming on addons like NoScript and RequestPolicy.

Now, in addition to updates resetting the trackers, the Ghostery button is not displaying properly. I have tried disabling and re-enabling the addon, checking the box in the settings to restore the button to the toolbar, all to no avail. Therefore, at this point I am unable to easily adjust the settings for individual sites.

I am not ready to uninstall this addon yet, but I am very dissatisfied and irritated right now. These bugs are wasting a considerable amount of my time. If they are not resolved soon, I may have to ditch Ghostery which would be a shame, as it was once one of the best addons available.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.4.1). 

Thanks for the feedback. The settings issue will be resolved in the next release which is slated for Tuesday 2/24. The icon issue should be resolved with FFX 36. They have a better API that we can take advantage of which will allow for a stronger icon anchor. Hope you stick with us.. you can grab the beta version in the channel now which has the settings issue resolved.

Uninstalled Rated 1 out of 5 stars

A ghost that tries to watch my surfing behavior - better not. I tried it long time before already on my desktop. This time on Android device. Could not find an improvement. The strange thing that happened was that all my not positive reviews got deleted. Perhaps there is a change in this respect in the meantime.

Answer to Pete(developer): if you show me a way to present all my documented experience with your company and my and other reviews here let me know it. I still have it. But I am tired of your censorship. If I am not happy with an add-on and this view gets deleted I don't see a way to discuss this further.

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Could you provide a few specific examples of the issues you are having? feel free to email me directly.. pete@ghostery.com

Ghostery incorrectly works with FireFox since version 32 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The tab "Settings" (⌘,) empty
For some reason, when Ghostery is enabled as an addon, the options menu under the Tools Menu goes blank (no options show up). As soon as I disable Ghostery, the Options menu returns. See:
Когда Ghostery работает c FF начиная с версии 32 панель "Настройки" пустая

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great app, work nice!

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