Adblock Plus 1.3.1 for Opera released · 2012-11-13 12:41 by Wladimir Palant
Note: In order to install from our website you have to add
https://adblockplus.org to the list of trusted websites in Opera. This will no longer be necessary once the update is approved on the Opera Add-ons site.
Opera 12.10 release a few days ago introduced significant improvements to their URL Filter API. This finally allows an ad blocking extension in Opera to achieve results that are comparable to Adblock Plus for Firefox and Chrome. So we decided to take up the challenge and to release Adblock Plus for Opera.
The current release replaces the older Opera AdBlock extension (a project that will not be developed further) but it is actually based on Adblock Plus 1.3.1 for Chrome. We plan to release Adblock Plus for Opera and Chrome from a common code base in future, the releases will be published simultaneously. There are currently no development builds for Opera but those should become available soon.
There are important caveats to note:
- Disabling Adblock Plus on particular websites isn’t possible. This is an Opera limitation, our filters can either apply to all websites or to none of them.
- “Hide placeholders of blocked elements” feature known from Firefox and Chrome isn’t available, this is also an Opera limitation.
- There is currently no user interface to aid filter creation. We hope to provide something here soon.
- Handling of
abp:links on web pages isn’t implemented. This should be fixed in the next release.
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