Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 1.8.8 for Chrome, Opera and Safari released · 2014-12-02 19:32 by Sebastian Noack

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  • Added validation of custom filters, preventing users from adding filters that break element hiding (issue 491).
  • Fixed an issue where elements, which use a special URL and therefore aren’t blocked, are collapsed (issue 1613).
  • Improved and fixed some issues with the “Block element” dialog.
    • Consider the style attribute as last resort, if otherwise no filter can be generated for the given element (issue 700).
    • Generate element hiding filters instead of request blocking filters for elements using special URLs which can’t be blocked (issue 705).
    • Use vertical scrollbars instead of wrapping long filter texts (issue 731).
    • Fixed an issue where popup state wasn’t reset after closing the dialog (issue 1122).
    • Fixed an error which prevented dragging the dialog to another position (issue 1516).
    • Fixed insufficient escaping of CSS selectors, which broke some generated element hiding filters (issue 1527 and 1587).
    • Mitigated side-effects on pages that respond to events of selected elements (issue 1603).
    • Fixed: Overlays are injected for hidden elements (issue 1606).
    • Fixed wrong z-index of injected overlays (issue 1607).
    • Fixed an error caused by generating only a request blocking filter for an <object> element (issue 1609).
    • Keep highlighting all selected elements until the dialog is closed (issue 1610).
    • Fixed an issue where some elements weren’t removed immediately when the filter is saved (issue 1612).

Chrome/Opera-only changes

  • Adapted workaround for Chrome bug causing some issues with Flash videos, for Chrome 40, Opera 27 and above (issue 1593).
  • Fixed: Options page isn’t opened correctly from an incognito window (issue 1268).

Safari-only changes

  • Fixed: Blocked frames aren’t collapsed (issue 1592).
  • Improved performance, by caching translations (issue 1502).



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