Fiddler Ideas

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Get rid of the Kendo UI ad in the Fiddler Statistics tab.

It's huge, doesn't have anything to do with Fiddler besides being a Telerik product, and I have no interest in it after having used previous Telerik toolkits.


People already deal with ads when consuming content.  Don't add them to shit we use when doing work.

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  • Jul 24 2017
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  • Peter Enis commented
    July 29, 2017 07:21

    It's absolutely infuriating, if you don't click something in a while it jumps back to the shitty ad, very disruptive!

  • Guest Name commented
    July 31, 2017 00:35

    I would not have upgraded if I new it had this ad.

  • Tsviatko Yovtchev commented
    August 07, 2017 12:54

    @Peter It should not jump back to the add by itself for sure. The add replaces the former light blue screen with text message that was displayed when the Statistics tab was empty. In effect we changed the text to GUI. We did not change the behavior, though. So what you describe sounds like a bug. Can you reproduce that?

  • Drew Warwick commented
    August 07, 2017 16:34

    Would be great if this ad had a hide/close button -- continuing to show it to me after I've decided to use Kendo is pointless, and after I've decided not to won't magically make me change my mind after seeing it 100 times. Bad UX.

  • Drew Warwick commented
    August 07, 2017 16:40

    Instructions on removal: Uninstall the current build but do not remove settings, download  and install previous version of Fiddler from here, go to Tools > Fiddler Options and disable "Notify me for updates on startup", and click OK. As Tsviakto mentioned, the ad has been there, but in the old version it's not eye-bleeding and much more respectable.

  • dev app commented
    August 16, 2017 17:01

    This is seriously annoying. We pay for several Telerik products (multiple seats of DevCraft complete) but this kind of things makes me regret that we do.


    It shows you (Telerik) don't respect the fact that I need to concentrate while working. 

  • Thomas Niemi commented
    September 08, 2017 15:09

    Progress Telerik Fiddler?  WTF?  Don't ruin this tool with your corporate bs.  Just call it Fiddler.

  • Ronald Dusselaar commented
    September 19, 2017 08:31

    Highly irritating ad. Postman could be a nice other choice if you're only using fiddler to test api's.

  • Ronald Dusselaar commented
    September 19, 2017 09:11

    Highly irritating ad. Postman could be a nice other choice if you're only using fiddler to test api's.

  • Mike E commented
    December 27, 2017 17:49

    annoying -- stupid ad changes ever time launched now..

  • Ash Wolford commented
    January 18, 2018 22:03

    yeah fuck this, I'm going back to a version that didn't make me want to throw up in my mouth from all the corporate BS.

  • Vasia Pupkin commented
    February 01, 2018 16:44

    What's next? Mining in background?

  • why isthisneeded commented
    February 27, 2018 06:46

    Downgrading from this piece of crap.

  • Guest commented
    August 03, 2018 13:02

    You're complaining about a single advert in the free product that you are using?

    I didn't even know it was there until I read this and I use fiddler daily.

    Telerik, quick fix for this - release an ad free version for this guy - $50 subscription based service.