Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Element hiding counters done · 2007-02-05 01:20 by Wladimir Palant

A new Adblock Plus development build (2007020500) has been uploaded.



  • Made matching element hiding rules appear in the list of blockable items
  • Added hit counts for element hiding rules
  • Added collapse and ~collapse filter options to override the global “Collapse blocked elements” option (the filter */banners/*$collapse will always collapse elements, */banners/*$~collapse will never collapse)
  • Replaced icons in the sidebar’s “State” column to make them better recognizable by colorblind people (opinions are welcome)
  • Removed useless “Block remote ads in local pages” option together with the corresponding extensions.adblockplus.blocklocalpages preference (forum thread)
  • Removed extensions.adblockplus.localschemes preference (generally blocking on all content pages now)
  • Removed “Not a remote page” message in sidebar and preferences dialog to be more consistent
  • No longer filling the list with default filters when patterns.ini doesn’t exist, offering subscriptions should be enough (extensions.adblockplus.patterns preference removed)
  • Removed extensions.adblockplus.checkedadblockprefs and extensions.adblockplus.checkedadblocksync preferences (Adblock’s preferences are now only imported when patterns.ini doesn’t exist yet)
  • Removed extensions.adblockplus.grouporder preference (hardcoded now, no point in having this as a preference)
  • Removed extensions.adblockplus.linktypes preference (using a more general approach to recognize nodes that can have links)
  • Removed extensions.adblockplus.blocktypes preference (rules like *$stylesheet can be used to prevent a particular type from being blocked)
  • Removed mostly useless extensions.adblockplus.noncollapsabletypes preference
  • Removed exceptions for about:blank
  • Now ignoring effectively empty rows/cols attributes when collapsing frames in a frameset
  • Fixed: items with same address but different type always appear as one item in the list


Comment [2]

  1. rick752 · 2007-02-05 04:32 · #

    Wladimir, this is absolutely AWESOME! You are a genius! Lot of changes but not 0.7.3?

    So far, so good. ABP still seems to be fast. Wow, I’m impressed. This is great.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Actually, I think that I will add some more changes and then this will become either 0.7.3 or 0.8.

  2. Wenzel Ribbens · 2007-02-05 05:23 · #

    I love the new Elementpart :D Just awesome! I was waiting for this for centuries, and now it’s here :D

    Let’s party!!!

    PS: What kind of new changes will there come?

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    There are some things that have been in my queue for a while: allow subscriptions to move around by supporting permanent redirects, ability to unblock items without reloading the page and disabling special filter groups like “Advertisement filters”.

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