As you proxy your browser traffic through OWASP ZAP, chances are that you are annoyed by noise. That is by default browsers these days make a lot of requests to update version, update cache, addons update and what not. It get’s really difficult to focus on the website at hand when you have other sites cluttering your Sites and History tab.
The Global Exclude URL functionality was supposed to work and it did work partially.
There was a minor bug and that was fixed. A screen recording of the bug and the bug fix url below: