"Too many filters" Perhaps a wizard or suggestions?

Discussion in 'Feature Requests (AdGuard for Windows)' started by d0x, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. d0x

    d0x Member

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    So the filter page has a lot of options and if you select too many it tell you that it may slow down browsing but it doesn't tell you how many is too many or what combination is causing the message.

    I think im getting the message because i've selected the normal stuff for English sites but ive also selected filters for mobile (you never know), Russian, Korean, China, basically any sites from Countries that i know have lots of cyber crime. I don't visit these sites but you never know if you will get an ad from one that doesn't get blocked or redirected to one or just click a link and end up there,

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    So maybe there should be something like a wizard or some kind of helper when selecting filters. Like, perhaps if you select a filter that essentially does what another you have already selected does then it will say "This filter is similar to X and may not be needed" and then the user can decide whether to keep it or not.
     
  2. vasily_bagirov

    vasily_bagirov Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    You don't need them unless you browse respective Intetrnet segments (.ru, .kr, .cn etc).

    Not exactly how I would implement it, but a wizard-ish helper is a good idea. Maybe we will implement something along these lines (in fact, we have a resemblance of that on the first AG launch).
     
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  3. Lorne Wolf MacKenzie

    Lorne Wolf MacKenzie New Member

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    Like the idea of a feature? that let's you know if 2+ Filters are chosen rather than just being left to wonder. The Android version has similar in the "Simplified Domain Names" filter. It tells you in the description that it incorporates several others to make it as the name implies: SIMPLIFIED. On the Windows version only noticed a couple that may or not actually qualify under this idea as they were custom built by Users' I believe pertaining to cookies :p Yet for the new User or as upgrades are made, it might be helpful
     
  4. vasily_bagirov

    vasily_bagirov Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    What filters exactly do you mean? SDN filter is a very special one, it is aimed at being used with DNS filtering.
     
  5. Lorne Wolf MacKenzie

    Lorne Wolf MacKenzie New Member

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    On the PC version a couple of the filter's that "seem" like they may match in my opinion would be: I don't care about cookies, Fanboy's Cookie monster list & Spam404. The 1st 2 seem to be similar to each other. The Spam 404 seems like it is covered by the extension Web of Trust.
    Obviously they are different in their prospective intended uses. Just how the brief description read's it is like they can/will do the same yet can become redundant. For the filter's that do combine or add to such as the "Simplified Xyz" it naturally say's not to use "Filter Z" as they are basically the same.