Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 2.7.1 for Firefox released · 2016-01-19 15:08 by Wladimir Palant

Install Adblock Plus 2.7.1 for Firefox

With this release Adblock Plus becomes fully compatible with the upcoming multi-process mode in Firefox, it no longer relies on backwards compatibility hacks in Firefox (issue 3259, issue 3407, issue 3449, issue 3465, issue 3486, issue 3494). This also means that the screenshot functionality in Issue Reporter is fully functional now (issue 3375), and also quite fast (issue 3504).

Additional changes

Regressions fixed

As the previous release changed Adblock Plus quite drastically, it inevitably introduced some issues. As far as we know, all of these have been resolved:

  • Pop-up blocking doesn’t catch redirects to a different domain (issue 3458).
  • Issue Reporter gets stuck if filter subscriptions need updating (issue 3461, issue 3464).
  • Screenshot marker in Issue Reporter is no longer red (issue 3503).
  • Fixed image preview in Blockable Items tooltip (issue 3491).

Known issues

  • Element hiding functionality isn’t working on Mac OS X when multi-process mode is enabled (bug 1187099). Mozilla is working on this.

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Comment [1]

  1. Guest · 2016-01-20 09:36 · #

    This version breaks Hulu loading ads sometimes. Verified it being something related to this version as nothing has changed with Firefox settings or filters and reverting back to previous release fixes whatever it is.

    I am not sure of the exact circumstances but it seems like it happens when loading the second ad of any break. The first loads okay but the second one just loads nothing like it is waiting for something that never comes (ad countdown just stays still yet nothing is blocked).

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