In the top menu, look for Window and select Traffic from the drop-down list .
There are times when the window is not displayed, although there is a checkbox next to it in the settings (as shown in the screenshot above), indicating that it is enabled. If, after several attempts to enable it, it still does not appear, then you can perform a general reset of the windows settings in ProjectMaker.
ATTENTION! The steps described below will reset the window settings, in other words, if you have customized the program interface for yourself by arranging its windows in a way convenient for you, then all these settings will be deleted and the default value will be set.
Go to the settings (Edit-Settings), select the Debug tab and at the very bottom of the window look for the Reset Panels button.After clicking this button and restarting ProjectMaker, all window settings will be reset, but enabling the window should work correctly.
List of requests made
Main window. Contains the following columns:
Response status (can be 200, 403, 404, 407, 503, etc.)
A tab with its requests will be created for each domain (a separate tab is created for each subdomain):
Can be used in tandem with Grouping.
Group by default
If you click on the heading of any column, the requests will be sorted alphabetically by that column. The Sort by default option allows you to restore the original order of requests - by the time they were sent.
When this option is active, the traffic window will automatically scroll when new requests are received. Thus, the newest request will always be in sight.
Removes all requests from the window.
Turn on / off columns
If you right-click on any title, a context menu will appear in which you can enable/disable the displayed columns
Details of the request
Double-clicking on any request in the traffic window will open detailed information on this request. This window contains four tabs. Let's briefly go through all:
This tab contains basic information on request:
Proxy (if used)
Request and response headers
Sent and received cookies
Parameters sent in the request:
Request string - there will be parameters that are sent as part of the URL (for the request from this screenshot, the URL looked like this - https://httpbin.org/post?urlparam1=val1&urlparam2=ProjectMaker )
Request data - parameters sent in the request body.
Blocking unwanted requests (using whitelists or blacklists)
Query context menu
By right-clicking on any request in the traffic window, a context menu with additional options will appear.
Copying request data
You can easily copy the request URL, headers (both request and response) and the response from the server.
Automatic request creation
ProjectMaker will automatically create an action with the required request type. Will substitute headers, parameters, proxies (if used).
After creating it, it's still better to manually check the data that got into the action.
Content policy. White and black lists
With the help of the content policy, you can deny/allow PorjectMaker to load specific domains, URLs. You can also use regular expressions for this .
There are three possible states:
Either blacklist or whitelist can be used at one time
Without blocking - all addresses will be loaded without exception.
White list - only domains and addresses specified in the whitelist will be loaded.
Black list - all addresses will be loaded, except for those on the blacklist.
What is it for?
ProjectMaker waits for the page to fully load before executing any action. But there are situations when the page is in a state of perpetual loading or ve-e-e-ery lo-o-o-ong page load, which slows down the execution of the template. The problem may be that the browser is trying to load some script from a third-party resource, but for some reason it fails. This is where the Content Policy will help you - add the script address to the Black List , switch the policy state to the Black List, and this unloadable script will no longer spoil your life.
by blocking unwanted addresses, you can:
increase page loading speed
improve the stability of templates
reduce the amount of consumed traffic (especially important for proxies with limited traffic)
How it works?
There are several ways to enable black/white lists.
Method number 1 (the simplest)
Right-click in the Traffic window on the required request and add a domain or address from this request to one of the lists. If the Content Policy action did not exist in the project before, it will be automatically added (the mode in the newly added action will depend on which list you added the domain / address to - white or black)
The elements added in this way can then be edited manually in the action itself.
Method number 2 (via the context menu)
Add Action ->Browser ->Settings
In the action settings (in the drop-down menu), look for Content Policy
First, click on the Profile icon in the main window ProjectMaker(1), the current profile window will open, in it open the Browser tab(2). At the bottom of this tab, you need to activate the Content(3) . Here you can manually add new conditions for filtering requests.
In version 184.108.40.206 with a standard theme ( Interface - Light, Editor - Modern2), it may not be entirely obvious how to add new rules manually (this applies both to the method through the profile and through the action).
Immediately after adding an action and selecting one of the modes (White or Black List), the top line will be highlighted.
After adding a new condition and selecting the type of processing, the cursor does not move to a new line and the “Add” button does not appear
To add a new rule, you need to click several times under the newly added condition and you will have the opportunity to create another one.
Below is attached a GIF animation that captures the whole process (when added through the profile, everything is identical)
Opening the traffic window and clicking on the above URL, you will see a large number of requests that the browser makes - to VK, Facebook, Yandex, Google, CloudFlare and other resources besides https://zennolab.com/discussion/ .
The screenshot shows only a small part of the requests.
Let's imagine that you need to block requests to VK, Facebook and Yandex. Additionally, you want to prevent the loading of URLs containing the word analytics (anywhere in the URL). Here's what a Content Policy action might look like to accomplish the above tasks: