Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 1.13.1 for Chrome and Opera released · 2017-03-17 18:21 by Dave Barker

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This is an emergency release, fixing overly eager popup blocking.

Changes

  • Fixed a bug whereby popup windows containing iframes were sometimes blocked by mistake (issue 5009). While this was a pre-existing bug, it was made more serious by our recent popup blocking improvements (issue 4834).

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Adblock Plus 1.13 for Chrome and Opera released · 2017-03-15 13:18 by Dave Barker

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This is a major release containing some user interface improvements and more changes behind the scenes.

Changes

  • Further improved our WebSocket (issue 4643, 4807) and popup (issue 4834) blocking capabilities.
  • Improved the “Block element” tool, fixing a bug where the dialog window would sometimes fail to open (issue 4714) and another which very rarely caused the currently targeted element(s) not to be highlighted (issue 4603).
  • Improved the “Add your own filters” interface in the Options page. Extremely large filters are now displayed properly (issue 1121), and the interface is much more responsive when dealing with large numbers of custom filters (issue 4752).
  • Improved the Adblock Plus developer tools pane. Chrome’s dark theme is now supported (issue 4136), the Control-F search interface now works (issue 4644) and elements hidden by CSS property filters are now listed (issue 3596).
  • Worked around a limitation with Chrome’s onCommitted event which caused many problems (issue 4598, 4599, 4647, 4804). Most notably this caused some requests to be improperly blocked / not blocked.

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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

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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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Adblock Plus 2.8.1 for Firefox released · 2016-10-28 14:37 by Wladimir Palant

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Our Adblock Plus 2.8 release introduced a regression that went unnoticed for months in the development builds. Users who activated the please_kill_startup_performance preference were experiencing data loss: filters didn’t load completely. Also, importing custom filters was failing for large files. Both issues have the same root cause (issue 4576) and have been resolved in Adblock Plus 2.8.1. If your data is still incomplete after updating to Adblock Plus 2.8.1 please click the “Backup and Restore” button in Filter Preferences — one of the automatically created backups is certain to be correct.

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Adblock Plus 1.12.4 for Chrome, Opera and Safari released · 2016-10-26 14:06 by Dave Barker

Install Adblock Plus 1.12.4 for Chrome
Install Adblock Plus 1.12.4 for Opera
Install Adblock Plus 1.12.4 for Safari (Safari 6 or higher required)

Changes

  • Stopped the “Block Element” dialog from suggesting filters based on huge URLs, since they often made Adblock Plus become unresponsive (issue 4330).
  • WebSocket connections are now considered to be of type $websocket instead of $other (issue 4448). For more information see Wladimir’s blog post.
  • Removed the features section from the first-run page (issue 4295, issue 4294).

Chrome/Opera-only changes

  • Fixed a bug relating to how the document domain is determined, especially after redirects (issue 4386).
  • Added a workaround to fix $sitekey whitelisting for requests made directly after a redirection (issue 4483).
  • Improved WebSocket blocking capabilities (issue 4372).

Safari-only changes

  • Fixed YouTube ad blocking on Safari 6 (issue 4351).

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Adblock Plus for Samsung Browser 1.0.4 released · 2016-10-25 16:28 by Mario König

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Changes

  • Fixed the “Blocker of unwanted content not available” error that kept appearing as a result of the latest Samsung Browser update (Issue 4463)
  • Temporary cache files are now automatically cleaned, reducing app storage. (Issue 4485)

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Element Hiding Helper 1.3.10 for Adblock Plus released · 2016-10-25 12:39 by Wladimir Palant

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This release makes Element Hiding Helper compatible with the just released Adblock Plus 2.8 (issue 4536). In addition, it fixes the “View source in a separate window” command which broke in recent Firefox versions (issue 4398) and fixes the Element Hiding Helper button in Inspector panel which was no longer working in the Firefox nightly builds (issue 4533).

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Adblock Plus 2.8 for Firefox released · 2016-10-25 12:38 by Wladimir Palant

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This release changes the way element hiding works in Firefox, so that noticeable delays from changing a single element hiding rule should be no more. Also, the behavior should be more consistent now and filters not applying on a particular website should no longer be able to cause unexpected side-effects. On the downside, changes to element hiding rules will only apply after a page is reloaded now (which is actually consistent with blocking rules).

Additional changes

  • There is a special $websocket type option now to block WebSocket requests, the type was previously considered to be other here (announcement).
  • Our toolbar icon will look better on high-resolution screens (issue 4142).
  • Removed feature selection from the first-run page until the features can be removed similarly easily (issue 4294).
  • Hits for CSS property filters which were introduced in the previous release are being counted now (issue 3969).
  • Fixed: CSS property filters applied even when Adblock Plus was disabled everywhere (issue 4201).
  • Fixed: A regression in pop-up blocking functionality caused websites to be mistakenly considered pop-ups under some circumstances (issue 4335).
  • Corrected handling of frames with srcdoc attribute.
  • Fixed and improved search functionality in Filter Preferences, was partially broken in Firefox nightly builds (issue 4510).

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Adblock Browser 1.5.1 for iOS released · 2016-10-10 12:15 by Mario König

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Changes

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