Adblock Plus 3.0.3 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera rolled out progressively · 2018-04-10 15:01 by Sebastian Noack
This is the first combined release for Chrome, Opera and Firefox since the troublesome migration to Firefox Web Extensions. This marks a major release for Chrome and Opera, notably including the redesigned Settings page, along with many other improvements. However, there isn’t as much an impact for Firefox users, updating from the previous version. It’s mostly a bug fix release for them.
This release will be rolled out progressively. Today, we started to update 5% of our existing Chrome users. New users installing Adblock Plus from the Chrome Web Store will get the latest version as well. If all goes well, we will push the update out to Firefox, Opera and the remaining Chrome users next week. The reason for rolling this release out in stages is that we want to ensure the new Settings page design is well received.
- Improved element hiding emulation filters.
- Fixed empty error message when adding invalid custom filter (issue 6417).
- Removed the social media buttons from the ABP icon menu (issue 5613).
- Replaced the Settings page with new user experience (issue 6403).
- Added an update page, announcing the new Settings page (issue 5943).
- Added an issue reporter for inaccurately blocked content (issue 5880).
- Started using user style sheets on Chrome 66 (respectively Opera 53) and above, in order to hide elements more reliably (issue 242).
- Fixed element hiding emulation filters on Chrome 50 (respectively Opera 37) and below (issue 5773).
- Made the “Block element” option unavailable when navigating to the Chrome Web Store (issue 6191).
- Worked around limitations of notifications on Opera (issue 5354).
- Fixed a bug causing pages to be rendered blank when Web Components are enabled (issue 6441).
- Fixed the “Block element” dialog on Firefox 51 (issue 6113).
- Fixed links in the mobile Settings page, seen on Android (issue 6199).
- Fixed: Message about whitelisted domain is shown repeatedly on the Settings page (issue 6420).
- Improved performance when adding large number of custom filters (issue 6440).
Update (2018-04-18): We proceeded with the progressive roll out, making the update available to all Chrome users. The update for Firefox and Opera will still follow.
Update (2018-04-21): Yesterday, we pushed out the update to Firefox users, but did a mistake which lead to releasing Adblock Plus 3.0.4, today. We also just pushed out the update to Opera users.