As you can see in the above screenshot you get quite a lot of information about what a website needs. In this case I’m creating a whitelist of content for http://www.insanitybit.com and any third party content loaded onto it.
Creating the whitelist is simple, and you can get quite strict with the settings.
As you can see I’ve opened up a ‘list’ in the top left, that list determines where these rules apply. By default it apples to “*”, which means that whatever I whitelist will be whitelisted on all sites (that don’t have more specific rules). I can also do http://*.insanitybit.com, which means if there’s a forum.insanitybit.com the whitelist applies. Or, in this case, I’ve limited the rules to http://www.insanitybit.com. This is a wonderful feature. I, for example, have globally whitelisted imgur.com, because it’s loaded on so many sites. I can then also have my Facebook rules apply only to Facebook, leaving it blocked by default on all other sites. Very simple, very powerful.
I like the extension a lot – while I am not really worried at all about security on my system, I find it much faster than Adblock Plus, simple to use, and I enjoy being able to control the content on webpages.
The developer is very responsive and all of the code is on GIT, which is wonderful.
You can find HTTP Switchboard on the Chrome webstore here: