Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 4.2 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 2024-06-11 15:12 by Dorel Gabor

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Note: Due to third-party store review policies, it may take a while until the update is made available to everyone.

This release introduces support for showing premium features in the pop-up menu. MR

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Adblock Plus 4.1 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 2024-05-28 17:28 by Thomas Greiner

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This release reintroduces support for third-party filter lists for Manifest v3. It also contains various filter and snippets improvements and fixes.

User interface changes

  • Changed “Donate” text to “Contribute” (abp#1452).
  • Attempted to fix a problem with endless opening of tabs with Adblock Plus update information (abp#1548).
  • Fixed: Clicking the “Add” button after pasting multiple custom filters causes the multiple filter lists to be merged as one (Manifest v3 only) (abp#1672).
  • Fixed: Block element flow got stuck (abp#1686).

Filter changes

Upgraded EWE to 1.6.1 (release notes: 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.6.1), which includes the following changes:

  • Added support for third-party filter lists (Manifest v3 only).
  • Added support for wildcard domains in element hiding filters.
  • Added support for “remove” action on elemhide emulation filters.
  • Improved ad-filtering quality on single page websites.
  • Fixed: Unable to unallowlist allowlisted domain from filter list (Manifest v3 only).
  • Fixed: Filter in filter list got removed when same custom filter got removed (Manifest v3 only).
  • Fixed: Last updated column in settings got stuck when updating a filter list (Manifest v3 only).
  • Fixed: Port ignored when using domain wildcards filter.
  • Fixed: Blocked images not hidden on specific cases on Linux.

Snippets changes

Upgraded @eyeo/snippets to 1.3.0 (release notes), which includes the following changes:

  • Added support for Acceptable Ads in hide-if-classifies snippet.
  • Added support for filter selectors with whitespaces.
  • Added support for optional filter flags: denoise, failsafe, frameonly, silent
  • Changed mldebug: option to separate filter flag.

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Adblock Plus 4.0 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 2024-04-29 17:10 by Thomas Greiner

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This is the first Adblock Plus version that is based on the Manifest v3 extension format. For now this change only affects users on Chrome. Users on Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera will remain on Manifest v2 for the time being, so this release only includes some minor changes for them. Eventually, we are going to switch over to Manifest v3 on all platforms and we are continuing to monitor and test support for Manifest v3 on those platforms.

Snippets changes

Upgraded @eyeo/snippets to 1.2.2 (release notes), which includes the following changes:

  • Changed optional parameter syntax of skip-video snippet.
  • Updated skip-video snippet:
    • Added support for race.
    • Added support for optional named parameters.
    • Added optional parameters:
      • -run-once
      • -stop-on-video-end
      • -wait-until
    • Converted existing optional parameters to optional named parameters:
      • -max-attempts
      • -retry-ms
      • -skip-to

Chrome-specific changes

Known issues due to Manifest v3 limitations

  • The size of the extension package has increased significantly. We are investigating various ways to reduce the size of future Adblock Plus versions.
  • Filter lists from third-party sources have been disabled temporarily and won’t show up in the extension’s settings. Those filter lists will be restored with a subsequent update.
  • Filter lists may fail to update. This problem is more likely to occur for users with many custom filters.
  • Filter lists may fail to install. This problem is more likely to occur for users who have other content-filtering extensions enabled.
  • Custom filters may fail to be added.

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Adblock Plus 3.25.1 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 2024-04-02 17:07 by Thomas Greiner

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This release contains various bug fixes, including ones related to the upcoming transition to Manifest v3.

User interface changes

  • Made various improvements in preparation for the upcoming transition to Manifest v3 (abp#1553, abp#1628, abp#1632).
  • Fixed: Premium access got lost when the extension was unable to reach our servers to verify that the Premium license is still active (abp#1575).

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Adblock Plus 3.25 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 2024-03-01 13:12 by Thomas Greiner

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This release includes various bug fixes ahead of the upcoming transition to Manifest v3, as well as additional functionality for existing snippets. It also resumes support for Firefox, bringing the changes from Adblock Plus 3.24 to Firefox users.

User interface changes

  • Extended in-product messaging to allow usage of adblockplus.org subdomains (abp#1485).
  • Fixed: Developer tools panel displayed content filters as type OTHER (abp#1626).

Filter changes

Upgraded @eyeo/webext-ad-filtering-solution to 1.2.4 (release notes), which includes the following changes:

  • Various fixes for upcoming transition to Manifest v3.

Snippets changes

Upgraded to @eyeo/snippets 1.2.1 (release notes: 1.1.0, 1.2.0, 1.2.1), which includes the following changes:

  • Added support for ^^sh^^ and ^^svg^^ CSS selectors to various snippets.
  • Added telemetry for machine learning snippets.

Firefox-specific changes

  • Disabled data collection for all Firefox users while we’re working on an opt-out experience that complies with Mozilla’s requirements (abp#1621).

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Adblock Plus 3.24.1 for Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 2024-02-16 13:08 by Thomas Greiner

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This release removes an experimental snippet.

Snippet changes

Upgraded @eyeo/snippets to 1.0.0 (release notes), which includes the following changes:

  • Removed experimental simulate-event-poc snippet in favor of simulate-mouse-event.

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Adblock Plus 3.24 for Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 2024-02-02 14:54 by Thomas Greiner

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Note: This release was initially also intended for Firefox but was rejected by Mozilla’s extension review. Therefore we’re unable to bring this version to Firefox users yet, but we are working on addressing their concerns to bring future updates to Firefox users again soon.

This release includes various improvements to the out-of-the-box ad-filtering experience and it enhances the Premium cookie wall blocking feature.

User interface changes

  • Extended in-product messaging to allow for more targeted messages (ui#1424, ui#1577, ui#1597).
  • Made Premium cookie wall blocking feature more capable and versatile (ui#1464, ui#1591).
  • Added global filter list recommendation for various languages for which there is no language-specific filter list recommendation yet (ui#1495).
  • Added filter list recommendations for Hungarian (ui#1554).

Filter changes

Upgraded EWE to 1.2.3 (release notes), which includes the following changes:

  • Fixed: $document filter option was ineffective for frames (ui#1586).

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Adblock Plus 3.23 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 2024-01-19 17:21 by Thomas Greiner

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This release contains new filtering capabilities and it fixes various problems for users across some languages and websites.

User interface changes

  • Fixed: Extension failed to initialize for browser languages without a recommended filter list (ui#1410).

Filter changes

Upgraded EWE to 1.2.2 (release notes: 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.2.2), which includes the following changes:

  • Added domain wildcard syntax for element hiding emulation filters.
  • Fixed: Incorrect handling of first-party requests in third-party frames (ui#1578).

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Adblock Plus 3.22.1 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 2024-01-15 17:47 by Thomas Greiner

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This release fixes a major performance problem that was introduced in Adblock Plus 3.22 (ui#1576).

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Adblock Plus 3.22 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 2024-01-08 16:44 by Thomas Greiner

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This release resumes support for Firefox, adds support for blocking ads in more languages and introduces differential filter list updates, which are crucial to continue delivering frequent updates to filter lists under Manifest v3. Additionally, it includes further support for users who encounter YouTube’s anti-adblock wall.

User interface changes

  • Added filter list recommendations for Japanese, Kazakh, Turkish and Uzbek (ui#1462, ui#1497).
  • Show a dialog to help users who encounter YouTube’s anti-ad blocker wall (ui#1513).

Filter changes

Upgraded EWE to 1.1.1 (release notes: 0.11.0, 0.12.0, 0.13.0, 0.13.1, 0.13.2, 1.0.0, 1.1.0, 1.1.1), which includes the following changes:

  • Added support for partial filter list updates in preparation for Manifest v3.
  • Fixed: CSP filters were ignored, if no domain was included in the filter’s URL pattern (ui#1138).
  • Fixed: Element hiding filter hits broke when an invalid CSS selector was used (ui#1471).

Snippet changes

Upgraded EWE to 1.1.1, which includes the following changes:

  • Removed domain requirement from hide-if-classifies snippet.

Firefox-specific changes

  • Added the option to opt-out of data collection for the in-product messaging feature that was introduced in Adblock Plus 3.18 (ui#1416).

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