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ABP for Samsung Internet: Best Ad Blocker for Android · 8 days ago by Stephanie Holliday

ABP for Samsung Internet is the best ad blocker for Android because it blocks annoying ads and pop-ups, blocks trackers, and allows you to support content creators you love.

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Adblock Plus 3.14.2 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 31 days ago by Thomas Greiner

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Snippet changes

Replaced abp-snippets with @eyeo/snippets and upgraded it to 0.5.2 (release notes: 0.5.0, 0.5.1, 0.5.2), which includes the following changes:

  • Added hide-if-contains-similar-text snippet.
  • Removed hide-if-contains-image-hash snippet.
  • The json-prune snippet now exposes more details when the debug; directive is added before its execution within the filter (e.g. #$#debug; json-prune ...).
  • The hide-if-contains-visible-text snippet now accepts -snippet-box-margin:x as an attribute, where x should be a number that represents the surrounding pixels margin.
  • Various performance improvements.

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How to Find the Best Google Chrome Ad Blocker · 36 days ago by Stephanie Holliday

If you’re looking for the best Google Chrome ad blocker, we’ve got a few tips to help you on your search.

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3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Adblock Plus for Chrome · 71 days ago by Stephanie Holliday

With Adblock Plus, you can customize your browsing experience by choosing what you block and supporting the content creators you love.

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Adblock Plus 3.14.1 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 87 days ago by Thomas Greiner

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Snippet changes

Upgraded abp-snippets to 0.4.1 (update notes), which includes the following changes:

  • Improved support and performance for running multiple snippets on the same page.
  • Added race snippet directive for running only some of a given list of snippets.
    e.g. example.com#$#race start; snippet 1 2 3; other 4 5 6; another 7 8 9; race stop;
  • Added case insensitive matching support for snippet parameters.
    e.g. #$#snippet /test/ can now be #$#snippet /test/i
  • Changed hide-if-contains-visible-text to ignore elements offset from user visible areas.
  • Changed hide-if-contains-visible-text to support specifying an optional attribute array for CSS attributes that should be interpreted as hiding an element.
  • Fixed: hide-if-shadow-contains did not always use the expected target.
  • Fixed: hide-if-graph-matches did not work properly on Chromium.

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Benefits of a Google Chrome Ad Blocker · 99 days ago by Stephanie Holliday

If you’re a Chrome user tired of pop-ups, cookie notifications, trackers, and YouTube ads, a Google Chrome ad blocker may be the answer.

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Adblock Plus 3.14 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 125 days ago by Thomas Greiner

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This release provides an experimental allowlisting API to some websites.

Changes

  • Upgraded EWE to 0.4.1 (release notes: 0.3.0, 0.4.0, 0.4.1) (ui#1111, ui#1121), which includes the following changes:
  • Enabled experimental allowlisting API for trusted partners (ui#1115).
  • Fixed: Language names aren’t shown in settings page General tab (ui#976).

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How to Stop Ads in Google Chrome · 127 days ago by Stephanie Holliday

Being bombarded by ads on the web is annoying. Here’s how to stop ads in Google Chrome for a better browsing experience.

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Adblock Plus 3.13 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 154 days ago by Thomas Greiner

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This release contains substantial under-the-hood changes in preparation for making the extension compatible with Manifest v3 later this year, as well as additional features for extended element hiding filters. It also drops support for some old browser versions, namely Chromium 76 and Firefox 62.

User interface changes

  • Developer tools panel no longer reflects changes to filters that were made elsewhere while it’s open (ui#1003).
  • Filters added via Block element dialog will only be applied after the page is reloaded (ui#1031).
  • Developer tools panel now also shows unmatched top-level frame requests (ui#1060).
  • Fixed: Developer tools panel no longer suggests allowlist filters for snippet filters (ui#1023).

Filter changes

Started using eyeo’s Web Extension Ad Blocking Toolkit (release notes: 0.1.0, 0.1.1, 0.2.0, 0.2.1), which includes the following changes:

  • Upgraded adblockpluscore to 0.6.0 (release notes: 0.5.0, 0.5.1, 0.6.0), which includes the following changes:
    • Added support for :has() alias for :-abp-has() to extended element hiding filters (core#229).
    • Added support for :has-text() alias for :-abp-contains() to extended element hiding filters (core#229).
    • Added support for :xpath() to extended element hiding filters (core#308).
    • Added support for :not() to extended element hiding filters (core#369).
    • Reject filters that are too broad (core#264, ui#1063).
    • Indicate which filter option is invalid (core#305).
    • Various performance improvements.
    • Various bug fixes.
  • Fixed: Elements for blocked requests in about:blank frames aren’t hidden (ewe#152, ui#961).
  • Fixed: Page-specific filters remained active after URL was rewritten (ewe#109, ui#1037).

Other changes

Chromium-specific changes

  • Dropped support for Chromium 76 and below (ui#1028).
    This includes Chrome 76, Microsoft Edge 76 and Opera 63.

Firefox-specific changes

  • Dropped support for Firefox 62 and below (ui#1028).

Known issues

  • When navigating from a page where Adblock Plus is disabled to one where it’s enabled, the toolbar icon doesn’t change (ui#1120).

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How to Block YouTube Ads in Chrome · 162 days ago by Stephanie Holliday

With an ad blocker like Adblock Plus, you can block YouTube ads in Chrome and watch all of the content you want ad-free.

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