Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 2.0.6 for Safari released · 2019-05-13 15:02 by Dean Murphy

Install Adblock Plus for Safari 2.0.6

In this update we have updated the filter lists.

Changes

  • Updated filter lists

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Adblock Plus 2.0.5 for Safari released · 2019-04-23 11:59 by Dean Murphy

ABP for Safari Update 2.0.5
Install Adblock Plus for Safari 2.0.5

In this update we have improved the speed and performance issues that were affecting some websites.

Changes

  • Performance improvements and bug fixes for filter lists

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Adblock Plus 2.0.4 for Safari released · 2019-02-19 09:57 by Dean Murphy


Install Adblock Plus 2.0.4 for Safari

In this update we have fixed the speed and performance issues that were present in the previous version.

Changes

  • Performance improvements and bug fixes for filter lists
  • Upgraded whitelist mechanism to work with new filter lists

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Adblock Plus 2.0.3 for Safari released · 2018-10-04 10:29 by Dean Murphy

Install Adblock Plus 2.0.3 for Safari

Changes

  • Updated filter lists

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Adblock Plus 2.0.2 for Safari released · 2018-10-02 14:53 by Dean Murphy

Install Adblock Plus 2.0.2 for Safari

Changes

  • Added logic to update filter lists between app updates
  • Fixed filter list not loading on initial install in rare instances
  • Updated filter lists
  • Updated Deployment target from 10.12 to 10.12.6
  • Updated on-boarding styling
  • Updated on-boarding for legacy users to see toolbar installation procedure
  • Updated Toolbar Extension hover text
  • Updated Toolbar Extension descrpiton
  • Updated Toolbar & Content Blocker Extension names

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Adblock Plus 2.0.1 for Safari released · 2018-09-19 18:05 by Dean Murphy

Install Adblock Plus 2.0.1 for Safari

Adblock Plus 2.0.1 has been made from the ground up to support Safari’s native content blocking engine, which is required for ad blocking to function as of Safari 12.0.

The main advantage of using the new content blocking APIs are the significant improvements to the speed and performance of ad blocking capabilities. Using these APIs also means there’s still some ground work to be done to improve the accuracy of what’s being blocked. We’ll be working over time to better optimize our filter list generation to provide a great ad blocking experience.

As this is a newly-built native macOS app, some features from the previous version aren’t available just yet but will be re-introduced with ongoing development.

Changes

  • Added filter list management
  • Added user controlled whitelisting
  • Added ‘Help Page’ with support/social links
  • Added user controlled whitelisting in toolbar extension UI
  • Added on-boarding instructions
  • Added automated removal of legacy ABP extension
  • Fixed whitelist UI not updating in some instances

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Adblock Plus 1.12.5 for Safari released · 2018-08-01 06:00 by Sebastian Noack

Install Adblock Plus 1.12.5 for Safari

Changes

  • Restored limited compatibility with Safari 12, and prepared to notify users to migrate to our new Safari App Extension (issue 6786).
  • Worked around an issue with pre-rendered tabs that caused ads not to be blocked and potentially other issues, in an edge case scenario (issue 3200).
  • Fixed key-based whitelisting, which was broken since the previous release (issue 4902).
  • Improved Content Blockers support (issue 5464).

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Adblock Plus 1.12.4 for Chrome, Opera and Safari released · 2016-10-26 14:06 by Dave Barker

Install Adblock Plus 1.12.4 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 1.12.4 for Opera
Install Adblock Plus 1.12.4 for Safari (Safari 6 or higher required)

Changes

  • Stopped the “Block Element” dialog from suggesting filters based on huge URLs, since they often made Adblock Plus become unresponsive (issue 4330).
  • WebSocket connections are now considered to be of type $websocket instead of $other (issue 4448). For more information see Wladimir’s blog post.
  • Removed the features section from the first-run page (issue 4295, issue 4294).

Chrome/Opera-only changes

  • Fixed a bug relating to how the document domain is determined, especially after redirects (issue 4386).
  • Added a workaround to fix $sitekey whitelisting for requests made directly after a redirection (issue 4483).
  • Improved WebSocket blocking capabilities (issue 4372).

Safari-only changes

  • Fixed YouTube ad blocking on Safari 6 (issue 4351).

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Adblock Plus 1.12.3 for Safari released · 2016-09-21 13:17 by Dave Barker

Install Adblock Plus 1.12.3 for Safari (Safari 6 or higher required)

This is an emergency release, only for Safari, which fixes compatibility with Safari 10. Starting with Safari 10 Technical Preview Release 11, Apple made a change which broke Adblock Plus. Safari 10 was then released before our fix (issue 4150) could be released normally. As a result we are forced to perform this emergency release.

Builds for Chrome and Opera were generated as well. But since there were no changes compared to the previous release, we didn’t upload these to their respective web stores.

Safari-only changes

  • Adapted Event.initEvent() calls for compatibility with Safari 10 (issue 4150).

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Adblock Plus 1.12.2 for Chrome, Opera and Safari released · 2016-08-23 17:51 by Dave Barker

Install Adblock Plus 1.12.2 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 1.12.2 for Opera
Install Adblock Plus 1.12.2 for Safari (Safari 6 or higher required)

This is a minor release, focused on stability and preventing circumvention.

Changes

  • Prevent websites from abusing WebSockets to serve adverts (issue 1727).

Chrome/Opera-only changes

  • Improved Element Hiding protections against circumvention (issue 4191, 4298).
  • Fixed a bug that caused content in anonymous frames to be blocked even when the parent frame was whitelisted (issue 4150).
  • Worked around an issue with MutationObservers which caused older versions of Chrome and Opera to hang for some websites (issue 4101).
  • Added more versions of our icons that look sharper with the new Material Design (issue 4218).
  • Removed an outdated workaround that caused some whitelisted elements to be hidden in anonymous frames (issue 4210).

Safari-only changes

  • Fixed a bug that caused the options page to be sometimes opened multiple times when the experimental Content Blocking feature was enabled (issue 4199).
  • Improved the conversion from Adblock Plus filters to Content Blocking rules for the experimental Content Blocking feature, making sure to block/whitelist all subdomains for filters starting with || (issue 4326).
  • Fixed a typo that broke key-based whitelisting (issue 4300).

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