Adblock Plus and (a little) more

New Release: Adblock Plus 3.8 · 2020-02-19 14:31 by Lisa Bielik

Welcome to 2020! The crew behind your favorite ad blocker is hitting the ground running with a new Adblock Plus release.

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Adblock Plus 3.8 for Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge · 2020-02-19 14:00 by Thomas Greiner

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This release introduces the ability to disable Adblock Plus on individual web pages which used to only be possible to do across entire websites. It also makes various improvements for snippet filters.

User interface changes

  • Icon popup: Added ability to whitelist individual pages (ui#499).
  • Settings page
  • Issue reporter: Added link for reporting other issues (ui#424).
  • Removed notification for recommending filter list that hides offending messages (webext#99, core#97).
  • Updated extension description (ui#597).
  • Fixed: Don’t focus first-run page when shown due to data corruption (webext#110).
  • Fixed: Keep number of blocked requests in icon popup updated while it’s open (ui#634, webext#95).

Filter changes

  • Snippet changes
    • Added TensorFlow.js and a first ML-based snippet ml-hide-if-graph-matches (core#25, core#98, webext#104).
    • Provided a debug flag to any snippet (core#71).
    • Added relevant debugging info to abort-on-property-read/write (core#101).
    • Fixed: Avoid global scope conflicts and rewrites (core#86).

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Circumvention: 74% of ad-blocking users will leave sites with ad-block walls · 2019-12-18 15:43 by Kathrin Jennewein

According to the PageFair Adblock Report, 90% of ad-blocking users surveyed have encountered an ad block wall.

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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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