Hide an HTML element on a website
You have a favourite website which contains an HTML element that bugs you. You simply want to get rid of that element. How to block it?
So far I was writing custom filters manually. With Firebug I could analyze the source code of any element. Then I added an Adblock Plus custom filter based on the previously discovered HTML source.
But there is a better way! Use Element Hiding Helper (EHH), which is a companion extension for Adblock Plus meant to make creating element hiding rules easier. Visit the link for a short guide.
You can switch the preview on/off, which is a great way to see if you block the correct element. If you use Vimperator, you might want to disable its shortcuts with
Shift + Esc to be able to use EHH’s own shortcuts.
I installed this add-on on another machine but the ABP icon didn’t appear. On the bar I made a right click -> Customize…, but the icon was not there either. Solution: right click on the bar and enable the Add-on Bar. It will appear at the bottom. As it disturbed me, after using the EHH I disabled the Add-on Bar.
Thanks Yves for the tip!