With new Firefox version, mass ABP-installation now available on all major browsers · 2015-07-28 15:28 by Ben Williams
Today Adblock Plus for Firefox updates to version 2.6.10. This is a big update mainly because starting today IT administrators at large organizations can deploy Adblock Plus hassle-free across their entire network for all major browsers.
This feature is already available for the other big browsers, but we needed to tackle one issue to get it on Firefox. That last hurdle was allowing administrators to preconfigure the first-run page to be disabled. The first-run page is the page where you are told about Adblock Plus’s options and given the opportunity to customize it right after you install it. While this is helpful for individual users, no IT administrator installing ABP over a network with hundreds or even thousands of computers would want to deal with this for every. single. installation …
So now they don’t have to – and therefore can easily install ABP on all their machines. Thus … saving their company bandwidth, increasing its security and cutting down on distractions resulting from ads.
Besides the big news for administrators, this update has several other improvements and fixes. For instance, Adblock Plus now works perfectly in Firefox 41. In addition, we improved notifications in two key ways, showing them immediately after download instead of waiting for a browser restart and adding a global opt-out for users who don’t want to receive them anymore. For a complete list of improvements see the accompanying release entry by my colleague Wladimir.
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