Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Browser 1.2.0 for Android released · 2017-08-17 09:42 by Diego Lima

Install Adblock Browser 1.2.0 for Android

Changes

  • Improved app look and feel and UX (Issues 2512, 2513, 2606, 3199, 3769, 5005, 5469 and 5470).
  • Updated ABP extension and improved integration with the app (Issues 2853, 3070, 3247 and 4278).
  • Improved translations (Issue 5451).
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the virtual keyboard to not show up (Issue 3831).
  • Several fixes that improves performance and stability (Issues 3668, 3820, 4889 and 5423).

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Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.1 released · 2017-07-12 14:04 by Mario König

Install Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.1

Changes

  • Fixed a bug that caused ABP to freeze when changing filter lists. (Issue 5223)
  • Implemented underline formatting to Korean. (Issue 5260)
  • Enlarged descriptions length to avoid clipped texts. (Issue 5243)

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Adblock Browser 1.5.3 for iOS released · 2017-07-04 11:05 by Mario König

Install Adblock Browser 1.5.3 for iOS

Changes

  • Fixed a bug that caused ad blocking to stop working temporarily when visiting resource-heavy websites. (Issue 5227)
  • Fixed a bug that caused Adblock Browser to crash under specific circumstances. (Issue 5213)

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Adblock Plus 2.9.1 for Firefox released · 2017-06-07 20:11 by Wladimir Palant

Install Adblock Plus 2.9.1 for Firefox

Unfortunately, the Adblock Plus 2.9 release didn’t go as smoothly as we hoped for. Most importantly, the performance degradation caused by the new data storage turned out more severe than we expected, some users were experiencing regular noticeable browser hangs. While the performance of reading and saving Adblock Plus filters hasn’t improved yet, we turned off filter hit counts by default in Adblock Plus 2.9.1 as a first consequence to make sure the data no longer needs to be saved that often (issue 5298). Users who need this functionality can turn it back on by clicking the ABP icon, going into “Options” and checking “Count filter hits.” We will be looking into other ways to improve this, even though the main issue can only be resolved by the Firefox developers.

It also wasn’t noticed before release that the new data storage doesn’t work in Thunderbird and SeaMonkey, so these users ended up with filters being reset on each restart. This has also been resolved in Adblock Plus 2.9.1 (issue 5279, issue 5285), the original data should show up again now. Some users are reporting similar issues in Firefox, a problem we couldn’t reproduce so far. If you are experiencing data loss on Firefox and are willing to let me debug the issue on your computer (via TeamViewer or a similar desktop sharing tool), please let me know in the comments below.

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Adblock Plus 2.9 for Firefox released · 2017-05-25 13:34 by Wladimir Palant

Install Adblock Plus 2.9 for Firefox

This release lays important groundwork for the Web Extensions migration. The way Adblock Plus stores its data has changed drastically, though for users everything should stay exactly the same (issue 5048). The new location of your filters and subscriptions is the browser-extension-data/{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}/storage.js file in your Firefox profile, the same data will be used by the Adblock Plus build based on the Web Extensions platform once it is ready.

Additional changes

  • The hidden data_directory and please_kill_startup_performance preferences have been removed.
  • It is now possible to use { and } in CSS property filters (issue 4684).

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Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.0 released · 2017-05-23 14:17 by Mario König

Install Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.0

Changes

Please see this blog post for more details on the newly supported devices.

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Adblock Browser 1.5.2 for iOS released · 2017-05-02 10:47 by Mario König

Install Adblock Browser 1.5.2 for iOS

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Element Hiding Helper 1.4 released · 2017-04-13 09:41 by Wladimir Palant

Install Element Hiding Helper

With this release Element Hiding Helper becomes fully compatible with multi-process Firefox (issue 2879). We also fixed a long-standing bug: “View source” command was only showing elements but no text nodes (issue 4588).

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Adblock Plus 1.6 for Internet Explorer released · 2017-01-03 18:06 by Oleksandr Paraska

We are happy to announce the release of Adblock Plus 1.6 for Internet Explorer. This update brings a bunch of features, all of which you were able to try first in our latest development build.

As we have already pointed out in the development build announcement we are switching to CSS injection for element hiding, instead of a custom DOM traverser. This change was implemented for a more powerful element hiding.

The new way of element hiding through CSS injection will work only on IE10+. But since we support IE8+ we have also made improvements to the traverser itself and fixed other bugs, which should make the general ad blocking experience more robust.

We have also resolved a case where ABP for Internet Explorer would crash, so a more stable experience is also to be expected. You can see the full list of changes included in the release here.

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Adblock Plus 2.8.2 for Firefox released · 2016-11-22 18:17 by Wladimir Palant

Install Adblock Plus 2.8.2 for Firefox

This is a maintenance release, most importantly introducing some improvements to CSS property filters.

Additional changes

  • Made sure that element hiding rules don’t affect browser’s and extensions’ special pages, this regressed with Adblock Plus 2.8 (issue 4624, issue 4625).
  • Fixed blockable items list slowing down page loading (issue 4587).
  • Pop-ups using data: URLs and similar unusual schemes can be blocked now (issue 4368).
  • When selecting keyboard shortcuts, more shortcut keys already in use by the browser can be recognized. This will change the shortcut key to show Blockable items list from Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-V to Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-U for pretty much everybody (issue 4544).

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