Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Improved experimental builds · 2011-09-29 11:50 by Wladimir Palant

The experimental development builds starting with Adblock Plus for Google Chrome 1.1.4.694 will disable the “old” blocking functionality now, only the new webRequest API will be used for blocking. This improves performance and memory use, it also makes sure that issues with dynamically loaded images no longer happen. I can only see one side-effect: blocked images are no longer collapsed, instead you will see a “broken image” placeholder.

Also, experimental builds will now appear as “Adblock Plus for Google Chrome (Beta) experimental build” in the extensions list, this way you can always check whether you are running the experimental or the “normal” build.

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Comment [3]

  1. Ark Balandin · 2011-10-02 10:24 · #

    This broken placeholder of blocked images is even better. Retain is as an option.

  2. anon · 2011-10-02 16:38 · #

    does this extension just hide the ads or stops them from downloading. since in the latter case, people with limited bandwidth can gain extra bandwidth hogged by ads.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Is prevents them from being downloaded.

  3. Marvin Reimer · 2011-10-11 20:43 · #

    This new webrequest API blocking is the No. 1 missing thing for me in Chrome!
    Is there a way to help you with your work Wladimir?

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Everything seems to be pretty much done on my side – you need to ask Chrome developers now whether you can help them. We can start using this API as soon as they mark it as stable.

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