Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#2536 closed defect (worksforme)

Unblocked advertisements open a new tab that immediately closes upon clicking them.

Reported by: MSI Team Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Unknown Keywords:
Cc: sebastian Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Chrome
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
Review URL(s):


=== Environment ===
Adblock Plus version: 1.8.12
Browser version: Chrome 43.0.2357.65 beta
OS version: Windows 8.1 (6.3)
Filterlists: EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Adblock Warning Removal List, Fanboy's Social Blocking List, Malware Domains

=== How to reproduce ===
See the steps to reproduce the problem on

=== Observed behavior ===
Upon clicking some (not all) unblocked advertisements, a new tab opens and immediately closes. The issue cannot be reproduced with Adblock Plus disabled.

=== Expected behavior ===
The tab should not open, or better, the ad should be blocked (if Adblock Plus knows to close the tab it should block the page element).


Change History (7)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 5 years ago by sebastian

  • Cc sebastian added

I cannot reproduce the issue.

  • Please try the development build. Does the issue persist there?
  • Which filter lists / settings are you using?
  • Can you provide a screen recording showing the issue?

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 5 years ago by sebastian

Replying to sebastian:

  • Which filter lists / settings are you using?

I just realized that your filter lists are listed in the issue description above. However, with those filter lists the Facebook feed is blocked, and I can't reproduce the issue either.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by MSI Team

Can you try the environment specified by the crbug issue?

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by greiner

I cannot reproduce this issue using:

Ubuntu 14.04
Chrome 43.0.2357.65 (64-bit)
Adblock Plus 1.8.12

  • Adblock Warning Removal List
  • EasyList
  • EasyPrivacy
  • Fanboy's Social Blocking List
  • Malware Domains

In my tests the Facebook widget is hidden by the social blocking list and even when disabling that one the links inside the widget are all pointing to I couldn't make out any tracking redirects besides that one which could've caused this issue.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by sebastian

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

Closing as worksforme, as two developers weren't able to reproduce the issue. If the issue is still reproducible, feel free to attach a screen recording, and reopen the issue.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by Ross

I cannot reproduce this either with the same lists installed. The social list is either blocked/hidden or functions as expected (opens the selected article in a new tab).

Chrome 43.0.2357.65 / Windows 8.1 x64

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by MSI Team

This is an intermittent issue.

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