Experimental Adblock Plus for Chrome builds available with better blocking · 2011-09-28 19:20 by Wladimir Palant
Starting with Adblock Plus for Google Chrome 18.104.22.1685 there are two development builds — the “standard” version and the experimental version. The experimental version uses the new
webRequest API that allows Adblock Plus to block requests better. Unfortunately, this API isn’t stable yet which means that you need to go to
chrome://flags and activate “Experimental Extension APIs” option. Then you will be able to install the experimental build and it will update to new experimental versions automatically.
What you should expect in this build:
- All ads blocked, no matter how fast the page loads.
- Background images and in-video ads will be blocked (feel free to uncheck “Block ads inside YouTube videos” option, it should no longer be required).
- Issues with sites loading images dynamically are not resolved yet, the old blocking mechanism is still active in these builds.
- Some false positives possible because Chrome doesn’t distinguish between objects and object subrequests.
Let us know if you see more issues with these builds.
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