AdGuard for Firefox open beta test

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Everything about Adguard extensions beta test can be found here:
https://blog.adguard.com/en/adguard-beta-test/

Dear Adguard users!

Today we want to announce start of the open beta test of Adguard Firefox extension.

Post in our blog:
http://blog.adguard.com/en/adguard-news/adguard-firefox-open-beta-test.html

How to install a beta version?

1. Download xpi file via the link: http://chrome.adtidy.org/app.html?app=main.xpi
2. Drag the downloaded file to Firefox

More on capabilities of this beta-version

We've tried to make Firefox extension similar to Chrome version.

We have also tried to improve one serious problem Adblock Plus has – an additional high memory consumption on each open tab. The post describing this issue was recently posted on Mozilla blog: https://blog.mozilla.org/nnethercote/2014/05/14/adblock-pluss-effect-on-firefoxs-memory-usage/.

The problem is that ABP creates additional memory load on each frame that Firefox is loading. In that case even if you disable filtering of this specific website, an additional load will still be here. In our extension we’ve tried to solve this problem. Tests show that when using Adguard, Firefox consumes much less memory as ABP. The difference is that Adguard can decide on whether it should inject additional content into a webpage or not.

Known Issues

1. Submitting a complaint to a website does not work.
2. Extension doesn’t work in Firefox for Android so far.
I am sure there is a bunch of serious bugs we don't know about yet so be cautious:)
We welcome your feedback and suggestions!

EDIT: You can find Adguard on AMO via this link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adguard-adblocker/
 
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Boo Berry

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Hehe, loving this thus far! I've finally replaced ABP in Firefox on Ubuntu and OS X so I'm totally Adguard on all OSes now. I've made a few observations thus far;

1) The icon when a blocked count (or all with Adguard For Windows is installed) causes the toolbar to expand a few pixels. This has been observed on Firefox 29+. Perhaps this can be made consistent by either increasing the default width of the icon a few pixels to account for the count, or move the count black box up a few pixels on the icon?

2) Sometimes the extension blocks ads (according to the count number) instead of changing to all when Adguard For Windows is installed. Perhaps a bug with detecting whether Adguard For Windows is installed?

3) Is auto-update working? I tried updating from 1.0.2.0 to 1.0.2.1 by checking for updates in Firefox and it didn't find any updates.
 

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1) The icon when a blocked count (or all with Adguard For Windows is installed) causes the toolbar to expand a few pixels. This has been observed on Firefox 29+. Perhaps this can be made consistent by either increasing the default width of the icon a few pixels to account for the count, or move the count black box up a few pixels on the icon?
Argh, I was hoping no one would notice it:) We'll fix it

2) Sometimes the extension blocks ads (according to the count number) instead of changing to all when Adguard For Windows is installed. Perhaps a bug with detecting whether Adguard For Windows is installed?
We'll check it, thank you!

3) Is auto-update working? I tried updating from 1.0.2.0 to 1.0.2.1 by checking for updates in Firefox and it didn't find any updates.
This is strange, I've updated extension on both Mac and Windows without problem.
 

streetwolf

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Is this supposed to replace the full version of AG if you use Firefox?

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Evidently yes because I disabled the full AG and ads are being blocked.

One thing I notice is that Fx startup is noticeably slower. Full AG doesn't have this problem. This is one reason I like the ad blockers that run as a Windows process as opposed to an add-on.
 
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Nameless

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Will have to install on my main PC as thats got FF on, will also admit i did wounder about its memory consumption after reading about abp too.

Like streewolf though i do prefer a Windows App but mainly because i feel easier to mange things and can minimize it, just hope you fix that issue of it not maximizing - .-
 

Boo Berry

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Yes, it works fine there but it doesn't work when Adguard For Windows' filtering is enabled.
 

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Yes, it works fine there but it doesn't work when Adguard For Windows' filtering is enabled.
Seems that it's our old issue with Adguard breaking Firefox extensions updates.

It's ironic that now it breaks our own update.
 

Phonemes

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Hi,
I am confused about these extensions. Is there any sense in installing this if you have the full version installed? Also, any idea yet when an android version will become available? Thank you!
 

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Venky

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If you have the full version of Adguard installed then you do not need any extensions. In fact I only use the browser extensions of Adguard on OS which is not yet supported for Windows I only use Adguard without any extensions.
 

streetwolf

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Hope I'm not going against some rule but to make AG even better in Firefox I installed the add-on AdBlock Edge (You can use ABP if you'd like). I only use Fanboy's social blocking list. Because I have ABE (or ABP) installed I can now install Element Hiding Helper for ABP which does a great job blocking just about anything you want.

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Boo Berry

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Here's a new one that actually applies to not just the Firefox extension, but all the others too. When Adguard For Windows is installed the integration works by displaying all, correct? However if you visit a page that's whitelisted in Adguard For Windows with the Adguard extension enabled, the extension actually filters the whitelisted pages. It seems to me whitelisted URLs aren't being parsed between Adguard For Windows and the Adguard extension.
 

Boo Berry

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Looks like the issue I reported with the height and the number of ads filtered/all has been fixed, yay! However there's a related little 'issue' with length. When the icon changes from just the icon to the icon plus the count, the width is increased slightly causing a little 'twitch' in the toolbar when it changes, which is actually kinda annoying. So, can this one be addressed too by having a default width that's wider than the current icon-only width so it can change to the icon plus the count without increasing width?
 

Rian

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i have full version of Adguard For Windows and i am also using the latest beta version of firefox extension..... but sometimes the extension blocks ads instead of changing to all and at that time if i use the extension to manually block ad(using the option block ad on this website ), instead of adding the entry to Adguard for windows its added to firefox extension. My knowledge is that if the full vesion is present the extension should act as assistant but sometime its not happening......
 

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i have full version of Adguard For Windows and i am also using the latest beta version of firefox extension..... but sometimes the extension blocks ads instead of changing to all and at that time if i use the extension to manually block ad(using the option block ad on this website ), instead of adding the entry to Adguard for windows its added to firefox extension. My knowledge is that if the full vesion is present the extension should act as assistant but sometime its not happening......
Which version of extension do you use?
I thought we've fixed this bug lately.
 
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