Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 3.7 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera · 2019-10-22 20:00 by Andrea Giammarchi

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This release includes various improvements for the settings page and the extension popup. It also drops support for legacy browsers such as Chrome 51 or Opera 38 and below, plus it fixes notifications for Opera browser.

Overall improvements

  • Settings page
    • Improved filters list management (ui#438).
    • It is now possible to rate our extension (ui#370).
    • Added link to help center (ui#276).
    • Users can now provide feedback to us on Acceptable Ads when they opt-out (ui#375).
    • Added button to the settings page to select from a list of recommended filter lists (ui#129).
  • Popup
    • Enabling/disabling ad blocking on a website can now be undone without having to close the icon popup or refresh the page (ui#3).
    • Notifications can now bring you directly to the settings page (webext#34).
  • Issue reporter
    • Added option for attaching further information to issue reports (ui#152).
  • Other improvements
    • Added new page to show new users what else they can do with Adblock Plus (ui#378).
    • Optimized existing font and added fonts for Arabic and Thai languages (ui#115).

Other changes

Opera-only changes

  • Fixed: Links in notifications did not work on Opera (webext#60).

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Adblock Plus 3.6.3 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera · 2019-08-22 15:30 by Hubert Figuière

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Changes

  • Improved performance of snippet hide-if-contains-image-hash (core#55, core#62).

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Adblock Plus 3.6.2 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera · 2019-08-09 01:00 by Hubert Figuière

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Changes

  • Added the snippet hide-if-contains-image-hash (issue 7187).
  • Fixed: The snippet abort-on-property-read couldn’t be used on DOM APIs (core#41).

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Adblock Plus 3.6.1 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera · 2019-08-02 08:30 by Hubert Figuière

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Changes

  • Improved performance of the hide-if-contains-visible-text snippet (core#32).
  • Fixed: The ABP Anti-circumvention filter list was not loaded properly (core#45).

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Adblock Plus 3.6 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera · 2019-07-30 20:00 by Thomas Greiner

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This release includes various user interface improvements around managing custom filters, such as the ability to disable individual filters, as well as further performance and stability improvements. It also removes support for the $collapse and $object-subrequest filter options as well as for filter lists that are served over unencrypted HTTP.

User interface changes

  • Settings page
    • Replaced text area with table for managing custom filters (ui#15, ui#174).
    • Removed unnecessary remove option from filter list menu (ui#238).
    • Sort whitelisted websites alphabetically (ui#240).
    • Fixed: Copyright year in “About Adblock Plus” dialog refers to wrong year (ui#195).
    • Fixed: Website menu item was missing for newly added filter lists (ui#237).
    • Fixed: Link to Adblock Plus page on Weibo not shown for Chinese users (ui#412).
  • Developer tools panel
  • Issue reporter
    • Clarified inclusion of screenshot in issue reports for visually impaired users (ui#83).
    • Fixed: Button disabled for closing page after sending the issue report (ui#245).
  • First-run page: Made links more distinct from regular text (ui#250).
  • Updated extension description (ui#258).

Filter changes

  • Snippet changes
    • Allow wrapping of function properties in abort-on-property-* snippets (issue 7419).
    • Added hide-if-contains-visible-text snippet (issue 7450).
    • Fixed: Filter is being ignored on subsequent filter that uses abort-current-inline-script snippet (issue 7373).
    • Fixed: strip-fetch-query-parameter snippet did not work in older browsers (issue 7407).
  • Removed support for $collapse filter option (core#1).
  • Removed support for $object-subrequest filter option (core#6).
  • Added blank-mp4 resource for internal redirects (issue 7440).
  • Fixed: :-abp-properties() does not work when tag name is specified (issue 7400).
  • Fixed: :-abp-properties() does not work when selector in document ends in a combinator (issue 7428).

Other changes

  • Reject downloads over unencrypted HTTP (core#5).

Firefox-only changes

  • Fixed: Position of rectangles drawn on screenshot in issue reporter was offset (ui#251).

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Filter list downloads require HTTPS now · 2019-05-24 04:00 by Manish Jethani

Starting with Adblock Plus 3.6 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera (and development builds as of 3.5.2.2320), the extension will no longer download filter lists over unencrypted HTTP (core#5). Any existing subscriptions with http:// URLs will stop syncing. If you are a filter list maintainer affected by this change, you can migrate any of your current subscribers over in a few simple steps.

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Removed support for the $collapse and $object-subrequest filter options · 2019-05-15 04:00 by Sebastian Noack

Starting with Adblock Plus 3.6 (and development builds as of 3.5.2.2320), filters using the $collapse or $object-subrequest filter options will become invalid and have no effect. We advise filter list authors to update their filter lists, removing any $collapse filter option and replacing any $object-subrequest filter option with the $object filter option.

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Adblock Plus 3.5.2 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2019-04-20 00:00 by Manish Jethani

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Changes

  • The $rewrite filter option now works for internal redirects only (core#4).
  • Worked around an issue due to missing browser.storage.onChanged events in Firefox 66 (Firefox bug #1541449) causing the options page to not respond to some preference changes (issue 7430).

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Adblock Plus 3.5.1 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2019-04-04 01:00 by Andrea Giammarchi

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Changes

  • Added strip-fetch-query-parameter snippet to exclude undesired query string parameters from fetch operations (issue 7294).
  • The abort-current-inline-script snippet now works with properties that are functions (issue 7356).
  • The abort-on-property-read, abort-on-property-write and abort-current-inline-script snippets now work with sub-properties (issue 7236).
  • Fixed whitelisting of content within <iframe srcdoc> elements (issue 7305).

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Adblock Plus 3.5 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2019-03-13 04:00 by Manish Jethani

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This release comes with significant performance improvements, enhanced support for the $rewrite and $csp filter options, and a new Korean filter list.

Changes

  • Overall CPU usage is down by ~60% since the last release:
    • Blocking of network requests is now 5 times as fast on average (issues 6994, 7003, 7052, 7089, 7208, 7209, 7232, 7245, 7250 and 7265).
    • Generation of the CSS style sheet for a document is now more than 10 times as fast on average and more than 1,000 times as fast for domains not occurring in any of the user’s filter list subscriptions (i.e. most domains) (issues 6956, 6957, 6989, 6997, 6999 and 7244).
    • Extension badge updates to indicate the number of ads blocked are now at least 5-10% more efficient (issues 7253 and 7257).
  • The $rewrite filter option can now take a value of the format abp-resource:<name> where <name> is the name of a built-in resource (issue 7067).
  • If there are multiple filters with the $csp option that match a URL, now all corresponding CSP headers are injected into the document (issues 7179 and 7243).
  • Added a new Korean filter list (issue 7235).
  • Fixed: Domain-based whitelisting did not work in data: URI frames (issue 6953).
  • Fixed: Element collapsing style sheets could linger after the frame was destroyed (issue 7104).
  • Fixed: Critical notification animation did not stop when dismissed (issue 7077).

Chrome/Opera-only changes

  • Stopped using Shadow DOM v0 on older versions of Chromium that do not support user style sheets (issue 6998).
  • Fixed: The “Block element” context menu option disappeared after initial use (issue 6948).

Firefox-only changes

  • Fixed: The “Block element” context menu option sometimes did not work on first use (issue 6493).
  • Fixed: The “Block element” option did not appear in the extension popup for some websites (issue 5938).

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