Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 3.6 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera · 2019-07-30 20:00 by Thomas Greiner

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This release includes various user interface improvements around managing custom filters, such as the ability to disable individual filters, as well as further performance and stability improvements. It also removes support for the $collapse and $object-subrequest filter options as well as for filter lists that are served over unencrypted HTTP.

User interface changes

  • Settings page
    • Replaced text area with table for managing custom filters (ui#15, ui#174).
    • Removed unnecessary remove option from filter list menu (ui#238).
    • Sort whitelisted websites alphabetically (ui#240).
    • Fixed: Copyright year in “About Adblock Plus” dialog refers to wrong year (ui#195).
    • Fixed: Website menu item was missing for newly added filter lists (ui#237).
    • Fixed: Link to Adblock Plus page on Weibo not shown for Chinese users (ui#412).
  • Developer tools panel
  • Issue reporter
    • Clarified inclusion of screenshot in issue reports for visually impaired users (ui#83).
    • Fixed: Button disabled for closing page after sending the issue report (ui#245).
  • First-run page: Made links more distinct from regular text (ui#250).
  • Updated extension description (ui#258).

Filter changes

  • Snippet changes
    • Allow wrapping of function properties in abort-on-property-* snippets (issue 7419).
    • Added hide-if-contains-visible-text snippet (issue 7450).
    • Fixed: Filter is being ignored on subsequent filter that uses abort-current-inline-script snippet (issue 7373).
    • Fixed: strip-fetch-query-parameter snippet did not work in older browsers (issue 7407).
  • Removed support for $collapse filter option (core#1).
  • Removed support for $object-subrequest filter option (core#6).
  • Added blank-mp4 resource for internal redirects (issue 7440).
  • Fixed: :-abp-properties() does not work when tag name is specified (issue 7400).
  • Fixed: :-abp-properties() does not work when selector in document ends in a combinator (issue 7428).

Other changes

  • Reject downloads over unencrypted HTTP (core#5).

Firefox-only changes

  • Fixed: Position of rectangles drawn on screenshot in issue reporter was offset (ui#251).

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Comment [2]

  1. Luc Alexander · 2019-08-01 08:20 · #

    The link for the Opera extension still offers us version 3.5.2 :(

    Reply from Thomas Greiner:

    It usually takes a few hours until the various stores have made the new version available to everyone so best to check back later if you’re not seeing it yet.

  2. Mark · 2019-08-01 22:37 · #

    There was also a new version of Adblock Plus for Edge but it is not mentioned in this blog, do the same patch notes apply to it?

    Reply from Thomas Greiner:

    Adblock Plus for Edge is still in beta so we’re not explicitly mentioning it in our regular release announcements. But yes, the notes also apply to the Edge update we released at the same time.

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