Adblock Plus 3.2 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2018-07-17 21:16 by Sebastian Noack
This release features the new $rewrite filter option which enables filter list authors to prevent (mostly pre-roll video) ads that couldn’t be blocked before from showing on some websites, as well as improvements to the issue reporter, and a couple other improvements and bug fixes.
- Added the
$rewritefilter option (issue 6592 and issue 6622).
- Blocked elements are now hidden through a style sheet if possible rather than by overriding their
styleattribute (issue 6645).
- Stopped converting domains reported by the browser to Unicode, expecting domains in filters being given in Punycode (issue 6647).
- Fixed: Requests were matched in the wrong context when navigating to a document served by a Service Worker (issue 6595).
- Fixed a regression introduced with the previous release that caused the number in the icon badge to show even if that feature was disabled (issue 6679).
- Added information about filter hits and related requests to issue reports (issue 6386).
- Removed the title field when adding a subscription by URL (issue 6532).
- Formatted dates on the options page based on the current locale (issue 6661).
- Fixed blocking of WebRTC connections and the related error shown in the console on Chrome 67 (respectively Opera 54) and above (issue 6744).
Adblock Plus 3.1 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2018-05-16 15:00 by Sebastian Noack
This release features the new $csp filter option which equips filter lists authors with yet another tool to counter ad blocking circumvention on some websites, as well as a mechanism for system administrators to pre-configure Adblock Plus on Firefox, along other improvements and bug fixes.
- Added the
$cspfilter option (issue 5241).
- Requests sent by Shared/Service Workers are now matched in the context of the document that caused the worker to spawn, i.e. requests sent from the worker are now also subject to document-based whitelisting and domain-specific filters (issue 6543).
- Users with corrupted storage are now notified and instructed to reinstall Adblock Plus (issue 6599).
- Fixed: Videos (and other media elements) remained hidden if they previously attempt to stream a blocked resource (e.g. a pre-roll ad) but then changed their URL (issue 5899).
- Fixed: Exception rules for element hiding emulation filters were considered invalid when adding custom filters (issue 6139).
- Improved performance of element hiding emulation filters (issue 6437).
- Requests sent by the browser itself or by Adblock Plus are no longer subject to request blocking (issue 6544). This is now consistent with the behavior on Firefox, and prevents a dysfunctional state in case of misconfiguration or overly greedy rules in filter lists.
- Added support for pre-configurable preferences (issue 6474).
- Prevented third-party style sheets from breaking element hiding emulation filters (issue 6382).
- Worked around the limitations of notifications on Firefox (issue 6496).
Adblock Plus 3.0.4 for Firefox released · 2018-04-21 15:20 by Sebastian Noack
When we recently released Adblock Plus 3.0.3, we accidentally pushed the build for Chrome and Opera to our Firefox users as well (instead of uploading the Firefox-specific build to AMO). This caused the update page intended for Chrome and Opera users only, to show on Firefox as well (issue 6604), along some other potential issues.
We just pushed the correct build to our Firefox users as Adblock Plus 3.0.4. There are no changes compared to the build that was supposed to be released as Adblock Plus 3.0.3 in the first place.
We apologize to our users that got unintentionally bothered by the update page, or experienced any other issues due to this incident since yesterday.
Adblock Plus 3.0.3 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera rolled out progressively · 2018-04-10 15:01 by Sebastian Noack
This is the first combined release for Chrome, Opera and Firefox since the troublesome migration to Firefox Web Extensions. This marks a major release for Chrome and Opera, notably including the redesigned Settings page, along with many other improvements. However, there isn’t as much an impact for Firefox users, updating from the previous version. It’s mostly a bug fix release for them.
This release will be rolled out progressively. Today, we started to update 5% of our existing Chrome users. New users installing Adblock Plus from the Chrome Web Store will get the latest version as well. If all goes well, we will push the update out to Firefox, Opera and the remaining Chrome users next week. The reason for rolling this release out in stages is that we want to ensure the new Settings page design is well received.
- Improved element hiding emulation filters.
- Fixed empty error message when adding invalid custom filter (issue 6417).
- Removed the social media buttons from the ABP icon menu (issue 5613).
- Replaced the Settings page with new user experience (issue 6403).
- Added an update page, announcing the new Settings page (issue 5943).
- Added an issue reporter for inaccurately blocked content (issue 5880).
- Started using user style sheets on Chrome 66 (respectively Opera 53) and above, in order to hide elements more reliably (issue 242).
- Fixed element hiding emulation filters on Chrome 50 (respectively Opera 37) and below (issue 5773).
- Made the “Block element” option unavailable when navigating to the Chrome Web Store (issue 6191).
- Worked around limitations of notifications on Opera (issue 5354).
- Fixed a bug causing pages to be rendered blank when Web Components are enabled (issue 6441).
- Fixed the “Block element” dialog on Firefox 51 (issue 6113).
- Fixed links in the mobile Settings page, seen on Android (issue 6199).
- Fixed: Message about whitelisted domain is shown repeatedly on the Settings page (issue 6420).
- Improved performance when adding large number of custom filters (issue 6440).
Update (2018-04-18): We proceeded with the progressive roll out, making the update available to all Chrome users. The update for Firefox and Opera will still follow.
Update (2018-04-21): Yesterday, we pushed out the update to Firefox users, but did a mistake which lead to releasing Adblock Plus 3.0.4, today. We also just pushed out the update to Opera users.
Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.4 released · 2018-03-27 13:44 by Mario König
- Fixed a bug that caused Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet to crash on some devices. (Issue 6454)
Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.3 released · 2018-02-20 10:20 by Mario König
- Implemented feature to update all selected subscriptions manually. (Issue 6066)
- Fixed bug that could cause changed settings to not be applied. (Issue 6289)
- Adjusted filter list downloads to distinguish between Yandex Browser and Samsung Internet. (Issue 6187)
- Updated translations for new features. (Issue 6345, Issue 6335, Issue 6376)
Adblock Plus 1.13.5 for Chrome and Opera released · 2018-01-26 15:20 by Sebastian Noack
This is an emergency release, addressing a limitation in Chromium which caused pages to appear blank, starting with Google Chrome 66 (and respective future versions of Opera).
After Chromium added support for user style sheets, Adblock Plus detected this feature and began using it automatically. Unfortunately this caused problems, since Chromium did not handle the very long CSS selector lists, that Adblock Plus injects, as well as Firefox does. This caused pages to be rendered blank (issue 6298). With this emergency release we prevent Adblock Plus from using user style sheets for now (issue 5695), but we’ll start using them again soon.
Adblock Plus 3.0.2 for Firefox released · 2017-12-12 10:42 by Dave Barker
This release features a number of bug fixes, some of which work around limitations of Firefox’s new Web Extensions API. Additionally, there are some minor improvements to the options page, aiming to address some of the feedback from both our users and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
- Fixed the “Block element” tool for Windows users (issues 6053 and 5817, corresponding to Firefox bugs 1418394 and 1418655 respectively).
- Fixed blocking of WebRTC connections on websites using CSP security mechanism, works in Firefox 58 and higher now (issue 5953, Firefox bug 1406278).
- Made sure that filter list downloads and other requests performed by the extension cannot be blocked (issue 6010).
- Fixed subscription link handling for Windows users (issue 5965).
- Fixed a bug which caused the mobile options page to be zoomed incorrectly (issue 6046).
- Fixed a bug which caused the desktop popup window to open instead of the mobile options page with Firefox 57 for Android and higher (issue 5977).
- Improved our Developer Tools panel, fixing a bug which prevented viewing the requested resource (issue 6035) and improving the quality of the icon (issue 6036).
- Improved the layout of the options page (issue 5872), fixed the page title (issue 5972) and added a warning for users who subscribe to both the Easy Privacy and Acceptable Ads filter lists (issue 6031).
- Firefox 50 is no longer supported, the options page is essentially broken there without a way to fix it (issue 5971, Firefox bug 1209869).
- Adblock Plus extension might disappear completely, only to be fixed by restarting the browser (Firefox bug 1420145).
- In Firefox 57 on Windows, filtering by type in the Developer Tools panel isn’t possible (issue 5988, Firefox bug 1417043).
- In Firefox, filtering by search string in the Developer Tools panels isn’t possible (Firefox bug 1366752).
- “Block element” option isn’t available for some websites (issue 5938, Firefox bug 1408996).
- In Firefox 57 on Windows, there is a delay before the suggested filter appears in the “block element” dialog window (Firefox bug 1418655).
- Blocked frames are not hidden (issue 6051, Firefox bug 1418975).
- Occasional heavy disk activity (issue 6050, Firefox bug 1277612).
- High CPU usage on some websites (issue 6067).
Adblock Browser 1.3.3 for Android released · 2017-12-11 10:39 by Mario König
- Adjusted how and how often filter lists are downloaded in case of flaky internet connections. (Issue 6070)
- Fixed issue: Ad blocking malfunction for some users. (Issue 6108)
After the previous version update, some users’ ad blocking settings ended up in a non-recoverable state. In order to get this working again, this fix will, when settings are non-recoverable, reset user preferences to default. For help with your ad blocking settings, don’t hesitate to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet 1.1.2 released · 2017-12-04 14:51 by Mario König
- Fixed a bug which caused ABP to not select the correct filter list based on the phone’s language configuration. (Issue 5254)
- Improved URL verification while whitelisting websites. (Issue 5254, Issue 5273, Issue 5816)