Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 1.0.1 released · 2009-01-10 18:30 by Wladimir Palant


multilingual build
single-language builds
K-Meleon builds

Major changes

  • New translations: Icelandic, Kazakh
  • Disabled filters are now displayed in list of blockable items and can be reenabled with one click
  • Filters can be restricted to a domain with $ option (documentation)
  • Improved start-up performance

Known issues

  • Some translations contain untranslated English strings

detailed changelog


Comment [13]

  1. ecjs · 2009-01-10 19:34 · #

    Start-up is so fast now. Wow, great job !
    Not to forget to thank the bug tracker !

  2. Martin · 2009-01-10 20:01 · #

    Regular expressions don’t seem to work anymore. Please fix it.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Cannot confirm this, regular expressions actually work pretty well. I suggest you create a forum topic (no registration required) and post more details there – like Firefox version, operating system, which filter you try on which site and how exactly it doesn’t work.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Apparently, regular expressions with $domain option don’t work – they aren’t recognized as regular expressions. I fixed this (, guess Adblock Plus 1.0.2 will have to be released soon.

  3. BenoitRen · 2009-01-11 19:05 · #

    I installed this version thinking it would fix the long “Adblock Plus Preferences” menuitem in the Tools menu, but I misread the comment about Adblock Plus 1.0 back then. :(

    So I hacked adblockplus.jar. Much better. :)

  4. anonymous · 2009-01-12 18:06 · #

    Thanks you very much! The restriction to one/some domains only is a nice future.

  5. 1 · 2009-01-12 22:01 · #

    v1.0.1 works great with K-Meleon. Thanks, Wladimir.

  6. Kevin .Y · 2009-02-01 03:32 · #

    Hi, this is a great job, but Adblock plus meet a challenge at, it blocks Adblock!!


    Reply from Wladimir Palant:


  7. anon · 2009-02-01 20:51 · #

    I reply to Kevin .Y Zshare blocks AB bcause it blocks adsense.js just whitelist the below address and you should be good:
    I havn’t tryed the entire site but since the only line in the above file is “trap_active = false;” i can’t see it causing too much trouble.

    If anyone is interested here’s how it works (sorry if your not):

    Javascript sets the variable trap_active to true
    <script type=“text/javascript”><!—
    var trap_active = true;

    the file adsense.js sets it false, if ANY program blocks this file trap_active reamins true.
    <script type=“text/javascript” src=”/adsense.js”></script>

    a simple check to see if trap_active is true means the above file wasn’t evaluated and it is ASSUMED an ad-blocking program is in effect.
    <script type=“text/javascript”><!—
    if (trap_active) { //var s = “Message displayed when ads are being blocked”; //document.getElementById(“a”).innerHTML = s; location.href=’/adsblocked.html’

    hense, whitlisting allows adsense.js to evaluate while still allowing the rest of add block to block the adverts. In theory anyway (it appears to work)

  8. Kevin .Y · 2009-02-02 16:06 · #

    Great to hear it’s fixed!

    While the priest climbs a post, the devil climbs ten :lol:

  9. Jota.Ce · 2009-02-24 02:29 · #

    I’d like SeaMonkey 2.0b1pre support in next release, please.

    Not all people uses Firefox…

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    SeaMonkey is no different from other applications, please see

    I bumped maxVersion to 2.0b1 now, you should be able to install from

  10. Jota.Ce · 2009-02-27 15:45 · #

    > “SeaMonkey is no different from other applications”

    Now it’s rather similar to Firefox inside, but i prefer SeaMonkey much better.

    Thanks for that “bumping”, i thought you needed to release a 1.01b version or something similar, just to freeze version releases.

    Thanks for your work also ;)

  11. taylorchu · 2009-03-16 06:07 · #

    $third-party suggestion

    if domain is

    $third-party should see domain as .adblockplus.


    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    See – “” is not a public suffix, consequently it is a second-level domain. “” is a public suffix, consequently “” is a second-level domain. Adblock Plus just uses that list, I’m not the one maintaining it.

  12. Dmitry S. · 2009-04-11 10:53 · #

    Hello. Hardness me to be oriented on your site (I from Russia and badly know English), a place can to my question not here. Question: many additions for FireFox at pressure (on a panel) the left mouse button work as On\Off and for you all is difficult (through a menu). I personally am not important what objects of locked, more important quickly to change tactic and renew a page for viewing – clean. Beforehand Thank you to you.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Пользуйтесь средней клавишей мышки. Альтернативно можно изменить значение настройки extensions.adblockplus.defaulttoolbaraction: (где найти эти настройки:

  13. Pavlos · 2009-04-12 19:23 · #

    Respect for the addon…Can you please update for TB 3.2b please? It is a necessary utility.

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