Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus 3.9 for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera · 2020-06-30 21:00 by Thomas Greiner

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This release improves on existing features that help inform users about new changes to the extension and about problems it detects. It also includes various improvements for filter authors.

User interface changes

  • New updates page informing users about latest changes via a notification in the popup (ui#562).
  • New data corruption page informing users about data corruption via a notification in the popup instead of opening the first-run page (ui#589).
  • New notification icon design (ui#162, ui#594).
  • Added ability to share number of blocked ads on social media (ui#485).
  • Improved design of confirmation dialog that is shown when clicking on a link to add a filter list (ui#595).
  • Reverted font optimizations that were released in Adblock Plus 3.7 (ui#565).
  • Fixed: Privacy policy link was missing from settings page (ui#724).

Filter changes

  • Snippet changes
    • Added profile snippet (core#94).
    • Added hide-if-matches-xpath snippet (core#178).
    • Avoid interference between snippets (core#186).
    • Added hide-if-labelled-by snippet (core#189).
    • Fixed: Snippets fail when using abort-* snippets (core#221).
    • Added json-prune snippet (core#225).
  • Added element hiding debug mode (core#170, webext#172).
    Note: For now, this mode can only be enabled via the browser console (see instructions).
  • Long filters in developer tools panel are now displayed in a tooltip (ui#301).

Firefox-specific changes

  • Fixed: Blocked counter regularly resets itself for pinned tabs (webext#190).
  • Fixed: Black border was shown around icon popup (ui#731).


Comment [2]

  1. Tim · 2020-07-03 07:47 · #

    Since this update, I can’t access sites via chrome or edge with adblock enabled. If i disable it, all work fine…….

    Reply from Thomas Greiner:

    We are aware of the problem and, together with the community, we have been working on a fix that we’re going to release soon (see

    The problem itself appears to be caused by specific filters from non-recommended filter lists. Therefore, until the fix is out, one way to work around it is to reinstall the extension and to avoid adding filter lists from websites, for the time being.

  2. Mit · 2020-07-12 23:51 · #

    Please, update snippets filters

    Reply from Thomas Greiner:

    Which part in particular? The documentation at includes all the new snippets, if that’s what you mean.

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