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#46 Chachazz

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:05 AM

Adblock Plus 2.7.2 for Firefox released

 

This release works around some obscure Firefox bugs which Adblock Plus has been triggering since Adblock Plus 2.7 release (visible for example as issue 3489, issue 3541, bug 1127744).

 

Additional changes

  • Closed a pop-up blocking loophole misused by some websites (issue 3568).
  • Fixed tooltip display for very long filters (issue 1950).

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 02:55 AM

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· 2 days ago by Wladimir Palant

 

This release adds support for the experimental CSS properties syntax to Adblock Plus for Firefox (issue 2401, issue 3955). This support isn’t complete yet, most important issue being that hits are not counted for CSS properties filters (issue 3969).

 

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 06:47 AM

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Adblock Plus 2.8.1 for Firefox released

6 days ago by Wladimir Palant

 

Our Adblock Plus 2.8 release introduced a regression that went unnoticed for months in the development builds. Users who activated the please_kill_startup_performance preference were experiencing data loss: filters didn’t load completely. Also, importing custom filters was failing for large files. Both issues have the same root cause (issue 4576) and have been resolved in Adblock Plus 2.8.1. If your data is still incomplete after updating to Adblock Plus 2.8.1 please click the “Backup and Restore” button in Filter Preferences — one of the automatically created backups is certain to be correct.

 

Adblock Plus 2.8 for Firefox released

  9 days ago by Wladimir Palant

 

This release changes the way element hiding works in Firefox, so that noticeable delays from changing a single element hiding rule should be no more. Also, the behavior should be more consistent now and filters not applying on a particular website should no longer be able to cause unexpected side-effects. On the downside, changes to element hiding rules will only apply after a page is reloaded now (which is actually consistent with blocking rules).

Additional changes

  • There is a special $websocket type option now to block WebSocket requests, the type was previously considered to be other here (announcement).
  • Our toolbar icon will look better on high-resolution screens (issue 4142).
  • Removed feature selection from the first-run page until the features can be removed similarly easily (issue 4294).
  • Hits for CSS property filters which were introduced in the previous release are being counted now (issue 3969).
  • Fixed: CSS property filters applied even when Adblock Plus was disabled everywhere (issue 4201).
  • Fixed: A regression in pop-up blocking functionality caused websites to be mistakenly considered pop-ups under some circumstances (issue 4335).
  • Corrected handling of frames with srcdoc attribute.
  • Fixed and improved search functionality in Filter Preferences, was partially broken in Firefox nightly builds (issue 4510)


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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:48 PM

Adblock Plus 2.8.2 for Firefox released   

2016-11-22 18:17  by Wladimir Palant

 

 This is a maintenance release, most importantly introducing some improvements to CSS property filters.

Additional changes

  • Made sure that element hiding rules don’t affect browser’s and extensions’ special pages, this regressed with Adblock Plus 2.8 (issue 4624, issue 4625).
  • Fixed blockable items list slowing down page loading (issue 4587).
  • Pop-ups using data: URLs and similar unusual schemes can be blocked now (issue 4368).
  • When selecting keyboard shortcuts, more shortcut keys already in use by the browser can be recognized. This will change the shortcut key to show Blockable items list from Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-V to Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-U for pretty much everybody (issue 4544).


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:52 PM

Adblock Plus 2.9 for Firefox released 

 

2017-05-25 13:34 by Wladimir Palant

 

This release lays important groundwork for the Web Extensions migration. The way Adblock Plus stores its data has changed drastically, though for users everything should stay exactly the same (issue 5048). The new location of your filters and subscriptions is the browser-extension-data/{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}/storage.js file in your Firefox profile, the same data will be used by the Adblock Plus build based on the Web Extensions platform once it is ready.

Additional changes

  • The hidden data_directory and please_kill_startup_performance preferences have been removed.
  • It is now possible to use { and } in CSS property filters (issue 4684).

    This release lays important groundwork for the Web Extensions migration. The way Adblock Plus stores its data has changed drastically, though for users everything should stay exactly the same (issue 5048). The new location of your filters and subscriptions is the browser-extension-data/{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}/storage.js file in your Firefox profile, the same data will be used by the Adblock Plus build based on the Web Extensions platform once it is ready.

    Additional changes
  • The hidden data_directory and please_kill_startup_performance preferences have been removed.
  • It is now possible to use { and } in CSS property filters (issue 4684).


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 05:03 PM

Adblock Plus 2.9.1 for Firefox released  

2017-06-07 20:11 by Wladimir Palant

 

Unfortunately, the Adblock Plus 2.9 release didn’t go as smoothly as we hoped for. Most importantly, the performance degradation caused by the new data storage turned out more severe than we expected, some users were experiencing regular noticeable browser hangs. While the performance of reading and saving Adblock Plus filters hasn’t improved yet, we turned off filter hit counts by default in Adblock Plus 2.9.1 as a first consequence to make sure the data no longer needs to be saved that often (issue 5298). Users who need this functionality can turn it back on by clicking the ABP icon, going into “Options” and checking “Count filter hits.” We will be looking into other ways to improve this, even though the main issue can only be resolved by the Firefox developers.

 

It also wasn’t noticed before release that the new data storage doesn’t work in Thunderbird and SeaMonkey, so these users ended up with filters being reset on each restart. This has also been resolved in Adblock Plus 2.9.1 (issue 5279, issue 5285), the original data should show up again now. Some users are reporting similar issues in Firefox, a problem we couldn’t reproduce so far. If you are experiencing data loss on Firefox and are willing to let me debug the issue on your computer (via TeamViewer or a similar desktop sharing tool), please let me know in the comments below.

 

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