Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer with support for administrator install · 2015-07-08 18:09 by Oleksandr Paraska
Going in line with our Chrome and Firefox versions of Adblock Plus, it is now possible to suppress the first run page, and disable the automatic updates in Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer. This feature is now available in the latest devbuild 1.4.796
Suppressing the first run page in Firefox · 2015-05-05 11:30 by Felix Dahlke
It is now possible to suppress the first run page in Adblock Plus for Firefox as well – with the current development build 184.108.40.20635, and the upcoming 2.6.10 release.
You can do this by setting the
extensions.adblockplus.preconfigured.suppress_first_run_page pref to
true, for example from autoconfig.js.
Suppressing the first-run page on Chrome · 2015-04-20 17:18 by Sebastian Noack
We’ve been asked by system administrators who want to deploy Adblock Plus on their network for a way to disable the first-run page.
This is now possible with Adblock Plus for Chrome. The current Adblock Plus development build, 220.127.116.119, and the upcoming release, 1.9, can be configured by extension policies to suppress the first-run page.
Changing “Block element” dialog behavior on Chrome, Opera and Safari · 2015-03-05 12:11 by Sebastian Noack
We’ve just fixed some conceptual issues with the “Block element” functionality in Adblock Plus as available from the icon menu and the context menu on Chrome, Opera and Safari. This feature lets you select an element on the current page and generate filters to block it.
These changes are now visible in the development builds as of Adblock Plus 18.104.22.1686, and will be included in the upcoming release of Adblock Plus 1.8.12, planned for next Tuesday on March 10, 2015.
Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.4 release candidate available · 2015-02-19 09:29 by Oleksandr Paraska
We would like to announce that the current devbuild 1.3.763 is going to be the basis for the release of Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer 1.4, which we are planning to release on Wednesday the 25th of February.
Here is a list of all improvements since version 1.3.
New in this release is the addition of the installer for Active Directory installs, which we really hope network administrators would appreciate.
Also, this version is the first version that will perform queries for notifications like all other ABP versions.
ABP for IE Installer for Active Directory · 2015-01-16 10:29 by Oleksandr Paraska
We have been contacted quite a few times by admins, willing to deploy ABP on the whole network, not just on a single machine. On Windows that is usually achieved through Active Directory and Group Policy Objects. Since our usual installer MSIs have language transforms embedded, they don’t work in that environment. This is why we are starting development builds of special installers, built without language transforms to allow for large scale deployments.
First-run page rearchitecturing complete · 2015-01-08 13:39 by Wladimir Palant
Ever since the Firefox nightly builds switched on E10S (multi-process) the Adblock Plus first-run page was broken. We noticed the issue mid-December last year and were working on a solution since then. The result was a completely different backend for the first-run page, one that will hopefully be used for the other pieces of the user interface as well soon (no urgency there however). The new first-run page in Adblock Plus 22.214.171.12484 for Firefox and Adblock Plus 126.96.36.1999 for Chrome, Opera and Safari should hopefully look and behave exactly the same as the old one. It should however be functional in the current Firefox nightlies with E10S switched on and perform better in Safari.
If you want to test the first-run page without reinstalling, you can copy
chrome://adblockplus/content/ui/firstRun.html into the address bar in Firefox or
chrome-extension://ldcecbkkoecffmfljeihcmifjjdoepkn/firstRun.html in Chrome and Opera.
Removed "Hide placeholders of blocked elements" option · 2014-12-11 15:49 by Sebastian Noack
Disabling the “Hide placeholders of blocked elements” option in the menu (Firefox) or in the “General” section of the options page (Chrome, Opera, Safari) had the effect that placeholders were shown for elements which didn’t load because of Adblock Plus. The purpose of this feature was to see when something was blocked on a webpage. However, the results couldn’t be relied on because it didn’t have any effect on hidden or generally invisible elements. Also, in Chrome, Opera and Safari there is now the icon badge indicating the number of blocked requests (coming to Firefox as well soon). Therefore, we decided to remove the option from the user interface.
Adblock Plus 1.3 for Internet Explorer Release Candidate · 2014-12-05 22:06 by Oleksandr Paraska
We have decided it would be best to release the version 1.3 on Tuesday, December 16th.
You can find all the changes for this milestone here
- General blocking improvements (issue #1265):
- Improved detection of mime types
- Added support for XMLHttpRequests
- Added support for requests from Flash
- Improved detection of a referrer of a request.
- Fix element hiding on some sites (issue #1148)
- Fix incorrect blocking of video content on some sites (issue #1231)
- Block video ads where they weren’t blocked before (issue #1500)
- Fix “Navigation canceled” messages if IFRAME is blocked (issue #1264)
- Fix version string in Add/Remove programs (issue #1222)
- Changes in the First Run Page (issue #1230, issue #1356)
We have been releasing devbuilds quite regularly, and feel like a lot of issues have been ironed out now. Still, if you do have any problems, please don’t hesitate to report them to us.
Adblock Plus 2.6.6 for Firefox release candidate · 2014-11-03 13:17 by Wladimir Palant
The current Adblock Plus 188.8.131.5272 for Firefox development build is a release candidate, we plan to release Adblock Plus 2.6.6 next Tuesday (November 11, 2014). There is only one change, Adblock Plus will use a slightly different approach to read files from disk (issue 1510). The reason is a change that Mozilla made for Firefox and that broke Adblock Plus completely in the Firefox nightly builds — this change was temporarily reverted but it will land again.
We don’t expect any issues with this development build. However, please let us know if Adblock Plus suddenly has trouble reading its data (everything empty in Filter Preferences). Also, there is a slight chance of startup performance regressions here.