Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 19 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 3 years ago by kzar

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comment:2 Changed 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago by kzar

  • Cc arthur added
  • Description modified (diff)

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

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by kzar

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comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by kzar

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comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by kzar

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comment:8 Changed 3 years 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 3 years ago by kzar

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