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

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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 Plus 1.13.3 for Chrome and Opera released · 2017-07-12 11:57 by Dave Barker

Install Adblock Plus 1.13.3 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 1.13.3 for Opera

This release features a number of ad blocking improvements, bug fixes and some changes under the hood.

Changes

  • Added WebRTC connection blocking support, since those connections were being abused by some websites to serve advertising (issue 4455, 5087 and 5092).
  • Added support for the new advanced #?# element hiding filter syntax, which includes the new :-abp-has pseudo-class (issue 5094, 5220 and 5117).
  • Added a workaround to prevent websites from abusing contentWindow and contentDocument APIs to bypass ad blocking (issue 4586 and 5207).
  • Started allowing web requests not associated with a browser tab to be blocked (issue 5042).
  • Started using the webRequest API for the blocking of WebSocket connections instead of our workarounds when supported by the browser (issue 5027 and 5130).
  • Fixed a bug which prevented the “Hide targeted messages?” notifications from being displayed until the browser was restarted (issue 5019 and 5023).
  • Reduced the number of “Blocked script execution…” warnings that Adblock Plus causes (issue 4494).

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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

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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

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Changes

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

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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 1.13.2 for Chrome and Opera released · 2017-03-21 16:50 by Jon Sonesen

Install Adblock Plus 1.13.2 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 1.13.2 for Opera

This is an emergency release, fixing a regression and preventing installation on unsupported Opera versions.

Changes

  • Fixed a regression with the “Hide targeted messages?” notifications, which prevented the notification text from being displayed (issue 5014).
  • Adblock Plus can no longer be installed on Opera 35 and older versions, which are incompatible (issue 4787).

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