Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 3.24.1 for Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 9 days ago 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 · 23 days ago 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 · 37 days ago 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 · 41 days ago 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 · 48 days ago 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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Adblock Plus 3.21.1 for Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 89 days ago by Thomas Greiner

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In an effort to bring new features and bug fixes to Adblock Plus users more quickly, we are working on increasing the frequency at which we publish new extension versions. Consequently, this release mostly contains some under-the-hood improvements and fixes an in-product messaging problem that caused an error message to be shown on websites (ui#1494).

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Adblock Plus 3.21 for Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 108 days ago by Thomas Greiner

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This release adds functionality for skipping video ads, as well as improvements and fixes for various snippets.

Snippets changes

Upgraded @eyeo/snippets to 0.10.0 (release notes: 0.9.1, 0.10.0), which includes the following changes:

  • Added skip-video snippet.
  • Added optional autoRemoveCookie parameter to cookie-remover snippet.
  • Added optional setConfigurable parameter to override-property-read snippet (snippets#20).
  • Fixed: Snippets could overwrite each other, if they used the waitUntil parameter.
  • Fixed: hide-if-matches-xpath3 snippet behaved differently in Firefox (see issue).
  • Fixed: prevent-listener snippet failed to target certain listeners (snippets#16).
  • Fixed: cookie-remover was unable to determine frame domain, if cookies get reset after removal (snippets#18).

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Adblock Plus 3.20 for Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 125 days ago by Thomas Greiner

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This release contains various filtering improvements, such as a more capable integration of machine learning, and the ability to block web bundles.

User interface changes

  • Extended in-product messaging to allow for domain-specific messages (ui#1470).
  • Fixed: In-product messages weren’t displayed properly (ui#1493).
  • Fixed: Switching tabs using the keyboard was broken (ui#1135).

Filter changes

Upgraded EWE to 0.10.1 (release notes: 0.9.0, 0.10.0, 0.10.1), which includes the following changes:

  • Made filter hits for the developer tools panel and for issue reports compatible with Manifest v3 (ewe#389).
  • Added $webbundle filter option (ewe#495).

Snippets changes

Started using @eyeo/mlaf 0.3.3 for machine learning functionality, and upgraded @eyeo/snippets to 0.9.0 (release notes: 0.8.0, 0.8.1, 0.9.0), which includes the following changes:

  • Added hide-if-classifies snippet.
  • Added hide-if-matches-xpath3 snippet.
  • Removed hide-if-graph-matches snippet.

Firefox-specific changes

  • Fixed: No favicon is shown for extension pages (ui#1105).
  • Fixed: Injected UI remains in web page after the extension gets unloaded (ui#1404).

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Adblock Plus 3.19 for Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 185 days ago by Thomas Greiner

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This release adds a new Premium feature for blocking cookie consent pop-ups. It also contains various bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements.

Premium changes

  • Added a new Premium feature for blocking cookie consent pop-ups (ui#1347, ui#1454).
  • Added a new page for onboarding new Premium users (ui#1444, ui#1453).

User interface changes

  • Made “Block element” feature compatible with Manifest v3 (ui#1275).
  • Fixed: Issue reporter draws hiding/highlighting sections with an offset (ui#1185).
  • Fixed: Developer tools panel mistakes filters from filter lists as custom filters (ui#1323).
  • Fixed: Icon falsely indicates that extension is inactive under some circumstances (ui#1330).

Filter changes

Upgraded EWE to 0.8.1 (release notes: 0.8.0, 0.8.1) (ui#1317, ui#1327, ui#1328, ui#1352), which includes the following changes:

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Adblock Plus 3.18.1 for Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 219 days ago by Thomas Greiner

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This release contains various improvements to snippets.

Snippet changes

Upgraded @eyeo/snippets to 0.7.0 (release notes: 0.6.1, 0.7.0), which includes the following changes:

  • Deprecated hide-if-graph-matches snippet.
  • Added hide-if-matches-computed-xpath snippet.
  • Added optional parameters to hide-if-contains-visible-text snippet.
  • Added optional setConfigurable parameter to abort-on-property-read and abort-on-property-write snippets.
  • Added optional waitUntil parameter to hide-if-has-and-matches-style, hide-if-contains-and-matches-style and hide-if-matches-computed-xpath snippets.
  • Added optional parameters windowWidthMin and windowWidthMax to hide-if-has-and-matches-style and hide-if-contains-and-matches-style snippets.
  • Improved performance of hide-if-matches-xpath snippet.
  • Improved debug logs.

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