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#1 Chachazz

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:08 AM

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· 9 days ago by Wladimir Palant

 

With Mozilla disallowing classic extensions in Firefox 57, Adblock Plus 3.0 is our first version based on the Web Extensions framework as announced before. The significant changes introduced here are unfortunate but sadly unavoidable. This is particularly visible in the user interface:

  • The ABP icon in the toolbar will now display the number of blocked ads (optional, can be disabled). This replaces the status information in the tooltip.
  • The toolbar icon will no longer open a native menu but rather a pop-up. This one uses an old design, we want to improve it soon.
  • The options page is not a native dialog but a web page now. It should be easier to use, but it is lacking much of the functionality that Firefox users got used to. We plan to add more functionality to it in future.
  • The issue reporter works mostly the same as it did before, but it won’t flag common issues locally at this point. Also, it will collect less information than it did before. We’ll keep improving it.
  • The “Block element” dialog offers less assistance than it did before, we will improve that as well.

As to the good news:

With this being a massive change, there are some known issues left which should be addressed in another release soon:

  • The “Block element” dialog doesn’t work in Firefox 57 under some circumstances (issue 5817).
  • On Firefox 57 for Android, the Adblock Plus menu item opens the (partly dysfunctional) pop-up rather than the options page (issue 5977).
  • In older Firefox versions such as Firefox 50, saving custom filters won’t update the list and you need to reload the options page to see your changes (issue 5971).
  • abp:subscribe links sometimes won’t work in Firefox 57 (issue 5965).

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:09 AM

Adblock Plus 3.0.1 for Firefox released

· 7 days ago by Wladimir Palant

 

Install Adblock Plus 3.0.1 for Firefox

 

This release adds many translations which were missing in the Adblock Plus 3.0 release. There are no changes beyond that.



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:53 PM

Adblock Plus 3.0.2 for Firefox released 

 

This release features a number of bug fixes, some of which work around limitations of Firefox’s new Web Extensions API. Additionally, there are some minor improvements to the options page, aiming to address some of the feedback from both our users and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Changes

  • Fixed the “Block element” tool for Windows users (issues 6053 and 5817, corresponding to Firefox bugs 1418394 and 1418655 respectively).
  • Fixed blocking of WebRTC connections on websites using CSP security mechanism, works in Firefox 58 and higher now (issue 5953, Firefox bug 1406278).
  • Made sure that filter list downloads and other requests performed by the extension cannot be blocked (issue 6010).
  • Fixed subscription link handling for Windows users (issue 5965).
  • Fixed a bug which caused the mobile options page to be zoomed incorrectly (issue 6046).
  • Fixed a bug which caused the desktop popup window to open instead of the mobile options page with Firefox 57 for Android and higher (issue 5977).
  • Improved our Developer Tools panel, fixing a bug which prevented viewing the requested resource (issue 6035) and improving the quality of the icon (issue 6036).
  • Improved the layout of the options page (issue 5872), fixed the page title (issue 5972) and added a warning for users who subscribe to both the Easy Privacy and Acceptable Ads filter lists (issue 6031).
  • Firefox 50 is no longer supported, the options page is essentially broken there without a way to fix it (issue 5971, Firefox bug 1209869).

Known issues

Install Adblock Plus 3.0.2 for Firefox



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:02 PM

Adblock Plus 3.0.4 for Firefox released

When we recently released Adblock Plus 3.0.3, we accidentally pushed the build for Chrome and Opera to our Firefox users as well (instead of uploading the Firefox-specific build to AMO). This caused the update page intended for Chrome and Opera users only, to show on Firefox as well (issue 6604), along some other potential issues.

 

We just pushed the correct build to our Firefox users as Adblock Plus 3.0.4. There are no changes compared to the build that was supposed to be released as Adblock Plus 3.0.3 in the first place.

 

We apologize to our users that got unintentionally bothered by the update page, or experienced any other issues due to this incident, since yesterday.