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Odin2
 
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Post Posted June 14th, 2019, 1:51 pm

Some icons in my add-on bar carry these annoying numbers, which seem to be counts of some sort. What's the function of these numbers, and can I remove them?

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Post Posted June 14th, 2019, 2:10 pm

Some addons like adblockers often have numbers of how many things they have blocked. Each addon will have its own control of its own function, for most right clicking on the extension's icon and doing "manage extension" will give a panel with options. Ublock origin is an exception. To get to its menu, you left click not right click it, then click the rightmost icon which is labeled "open the dashboard" and has three tiny slider controls on its icon. In there, there is an option to turn off "show the number."

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Post Posted June 14th, 2019, 2:50 pm

These little numbers seem strangely to come and go. Right now I have "3" at the ABP icon (and none at any other). ABP does not, as far as I can see, offer any exlanation or removal instructions in its documentation. It does not seem that the numbers convey any useful information, and I'd really like to get rid of them.

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Post Posted June 15th, 2019, 8:08 am

Odin2 wrote:These little numbers seem strangely to come and go. Right now I have "3" at the ABP icon (and none at any other). ABP does not, as far as I can see, offer any exlanation or removal instructions in its documentation. It does not seem that the numbers convey any useful information, and I'd really like to get rid of them.


Are any of those 'other' addons blockers like ADP... if so, then you should probably use just one blocker extension.
As you can see she's (The CAT) always alert and on the prowl for Meoware !!

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Post Posted June 15th, 2019, 9:39 am

None.

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Post Posted June 15th, 2019, 10:01 am

I thought I remembered adblock plus having an option in its options to turn off numbers on the icon.

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Post Posted June 15th, 2019, 4:17 pm

Note that these numbers are called badges.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Mozill ... wserAction

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Post Posted June 16th, 2019, 5:22 am

Odin2,
If you open Ad Block Plus' "OPTIONS/SETTINGS",
& go to > Advanced > Customizations,
there's an option to turn off/UN-check the "Show number of ads blocked in icon"
as noted just above....^^, ^.
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Post Posted June 16th, 2019, 10:01 am

LIMPET235, you're right again. Thanks! I guess I didn't dig deep enough into the options. (One can argue that whether to change the appearance of the icon should be an "advanced" option, but I have to admit that's not much of an excuse.)

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Post Posted June 17th, 2019, 3:06 am

No probs. Some options are hard to find....sometimes.
Maybe the author just added features that they thought might be helpful & not an annoyance. ;)

&, You're welcome...

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