Opened on 08/20/2014 at 09:21:02 AM

Closed on 08/29/2014 at 06:24:39 PM

Last modified on 08/29/2014 at 09:11:30 PM

#1253 closed defect (duplicate)

ABP Firefox is able to block ads on but not Chrome ABP

Reported by: passbrains Assignee:
Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: Platform Keywords:
Cc: mapx, arthur, sebastian Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Chrome
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
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Description (last modified by mapx)

Adapted from


Windows 7 64bit Chrome English
ABP version

How to reproduce

  1. Install ABP for Chrome and open page
  2. Check Promoted Stories section.

Observed behaviour

ABP Chrome is not blocking ads in Promoted Stories links.

Expected behaviour

ABP Chrome should block these as done by Firefox ABP

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1618_1406206891_Chrome.PNG (500.6 KB) - added by passbrains on 08/20/2014 at 09:21:04 AM.
1618_1406206891_Firefox.PNG (396.1 KB) - added by passbrains on 08/20/2014 at 09:21:06 AM.

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Change History (8)

Changed on 08/20/2014 at 09:21:04 AM by passbrains

Changed on 08/20/2014 at 09:21:06 AM by passbrains

comment:1 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 09:21:09 AM by passbrains

1 - 27 Jul 2014 12:06:53 posted by Abhinav Sejpal
ABP FF is blocking side ads. I have applied easy list filter only (No extra changes).

comment:2 Changed on 08/20/2014 at 09:53:37 AM by mapx

  • Cc mapx added
  • Component changed from Unknown to Platform
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Priority changed from Unknown to P3

could be the same reason as for 242 ticket ?

comment:3 Changed on 08/27/2014 at 02:56:56 PM by sebastian

  • Cc arthur sebastian added

The HTML that outbrain (the widget used here) generates for Chrome looks kinda different from the HTML it generates for Firefox. So I assume that it isn't a bug in Adblock Plus for Chrome, but that the filters in EasyList only address the Firefox version of that website.

comment:4 Changed on 08/29/2014 at 05:23:18 PM by arthur

I see this container <div class="item-container ob-recIdx-3 item-container-ad "> which should actually be hidden by ##.item-container-ad but isn't. So I assume it's an ABP/Chrome issue.

comment:5 follow-up: Changed on 08/29/2014 at 06:24:39 PM by sebastian

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

The style we inject is overridden by following rule, which is defined by an inline style tag:

.AR_4 .ob_container_recs .item-container {
  display: inline-block !important;


So it is indeed the same issue as #242, as mapx suspected.

However, is there any reason why EasyList is using element hiding, instead just blocking outbrain's script?

Last edited on 08/29/2014 at 06:32:56 PM by sebastian

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed on 08/29/2014 at 09:11:30 PM by arthur

Replying to sebastian:

However, is there any reason why EasyList is using element hiding, instead just blocking outbrain's script?

Yes, Outbrain also provides first-party recommendations on sites. Blocking that script would remove those.

Added a specific hiding filter:

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