Some of the important features of the Ping Blocker addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Ping Blocker.
In short, Ping Blocker is a lite addon that lets you stop famous ping request methods, such as sendBeacon, PING attribute, and report-to URI in websites.
4 Reasons to Use Ping Blocker
Has toolbar icon which serves as ON|OFF switch.
Toolbar button changes color when it is active or inactive.
Has an options page with a whitelist feature and few settings to adjust.
Available for Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Opera browsers on all operating systems.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Ping Blocker?
This addon helps you prevent websites from tracking you by blocking ping requests. Ping requests can be generated via three methods on any website. The most famous one is the navigator.sendBeacon() API. Another method is to use the - ping - attribute for anchor elements. The last method is via atag with a - report-to - URL. This addon, when enabled, can successfully block all ping requests. Toolbar icon changes color when you click on it. The red color is when the addon is active and the grey color is for the inactive state. Within the add-on options page, there are several settings to adjust. You can choose which type of ping request to block via the first three options. Next, there is a console log error checkbox (to log blocked URLs to the browsers console). The last setting is for adding domains to be whitelisted. All entries should be comma-separated.
2. How can I work with this addon?
Working with this addon is very easy. Simply add it to your browser and start surfing the web. By default the addon is active, if you want to deactivate the addon, please press the toolbar button once. As you browse the internet, the addon catches ping requests and block them immediately. Badge icon text shows the number of blocked items within a website. You can adjust the type of the blocked ping method via the options page. Moreover, if you want to disable ping blocking for a website, please add the domain to the whitelist area on the options page. For multiple domains please add them comma separates. Please note that, when you enter a URL in the whitelist area, it will be converted to domain automatically.
3. How can I download the source code for Ping Blocker?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How can I disable the addon?
To disable the addon, please press on the toolbar button once. When the addon is inactive, the toolbar icon color will turn to light grey. Pressing on the toolbar icon again will change the addon state to active (with red color). If you want to permanently disable the addon, please head to the extensions page in your browser and then click on the disable button next to the extensions name.
5. Is there a settings page available for this addon?
Yes, as mentioned above, this addon has a separate options page with few settings. There is also a whitelisting table which you can add domains to be whitelisted from the ping blocker.
6. Can I add custom ping rules (other than the above three methods)?
No, this addon only blocks the above-mentioned ping methods. Currently, there is no option to customize how the ping blocker works.
7. Is this addon available for Firefox browser?
Yes, this addon is available for all browsers and platforms. It is also working for mobile devices. Currently, Firefox and Opera have mobile browsers for Android and IOS devices.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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