Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#6091 closed defect

"Hide targeted messages" notification showing up everywhere — at Version 9

Reported by: kzar Assignee:
Priority: P2 Milestone:
Module: User-Interface Keywords:
Cc: mapx, jsonesen, sebastian, mjethani, Ross, greiner, arthur, SMed79 Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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Description (last modified by kzar)


We're getting multiple reports from users (and some of the team) that the "Hide targeted messages?" is showing up whenever they open a new page.


Chrome (62.0.3202.94), Windows 10 OR Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Adblock Plus 1.13.4 installed in a fresh Chrome profile

How to reproduce

  1. Browser to OR ​ OR many other websites

Observed behaviour

"Hide targeted messages?" notification is displayed.

Expected behaviour

The notification should only show up occasionally at a times which make sense.


  • User reports: topic 54550, topic 54551, topic 54555.
  • The problem is not reproducible with the latest development build, but is with the latest stable build.
  • Earliest report of the problem is yesterday (Thursday 23rd November) afternoon German time, but we're not sure when exactly the problem begun.
  • Relevant code is in adblockplusui/lib/antiadblockInit.js and string is notification_antiadblock_message.

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by kzar

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comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by arthur

  • Cc greiner added

I can reproduce it with a fresh Chrome (62.0.3202.94 (Official Build) (64-bit)) browser profile on Windows 10, installed ABP from When I go to, I'm redirected to but I can click on "use" in the bottom right corner. The message appears there for me. Also when I just go to

comment:3 Changed 22 months ago by greiner

Note that this issue doesn't occur in the latest development build but can be reproduced using the latest stable build and going to, for instance.

comment:4 Changed 22 months ago by kzar

  • Cc arthur added
  • Description modified (diff)

Thanks guys, I've updated the description to add those steps.

comment:5 Changed 22 months ago by kzar

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comment:6 Changed 22 months ago by kzar

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comment:7 Changed 22 months ago by kzar

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comment:8 Changed 22 months ago by Ross

I haven't reproduced this yet. I can trigger the message but it only appears once, not matter if I answer yes or no.

ABP 1.13.4
Chrome 62 / Windows 10

comment:9 Changed 22 months ago by kzar

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