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@TheHasagi TheHasagi released this Sep 19, 2019

Unfortunately, after v7.2 was made public some users reported critical compatibility issues, mainly with Emsisoft software. This is a hotfix that will solve these problems, and we also seized the opportunity to update CoreLibs and make some other changes.

You can help us make sure such incidents won't happen again by joining our beta testing program. Millions of AdGuard users will thank you (and you'll even get a beta tester's license key for free)!

  • [Fixed] WFP driver incompatibility with Emsisoft software #2957
  • [Fixed] E-mail text field issue in Support window #2951
  • [Fixed] Issue on the protection startup #2952
  • [Fixed] Window buttons tooltip localization #2953
  • [Fixed] Couldn't enable the proxy mode #2974
  • [Fixed] The port field is always highlighted #2976
  • [Improved] Additionally inform users about required reboot #2946
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@TheHasagi TheHasagi released this Sep 12, 2019

It’s showtime: let’s welcome AdGuard 7.2 for Windows official release.

For several months, we have been working in full swing on everything - design, performance, compatibility issues with other programs, general filtering improvement and much more. And now it’s time to tell you in detail what the new version is capable of. So let’s take a look at all changes in this update.

[Changed] Installer redesign #2574

When the visual style of your app’s installer doesn’t fit the visual style of the app itself, it’s not good. Same as wearing sandals with socks. So we fixed it!

The new installer looks so good, sometimes we uninstall AdGuard just to look at it once more. Hope you like it just as much as we do! And if not, no big deal: you’re not going to come across it too often, hopefully.

[Added] Installer crash reporting tool #2566

One of the most annoying types of crashes, both for users and developers, is when the app crashes during the installation. Our usual crash reporting tool was useless in such cases. What’s the logical solution? Correct, to give the installer its own reporting tool!

As you can see, it looks almost exactly the same. Nothing will be sent without your consent, and you can also add a comment with the description of the problem to help our developers fix the crash faster.

[Added] “Filter localhost" advanced setting #2830

Some apps, for example antiviruses, may use localhost for interactions between their components. In rare cases it could lead to compatibility problems. Now it’s possible to manage filtering of localhost with the help of the new setting.

Be sure that you know what you’re doing before messing with any of the advanced settings!

You can find this setting among advanced settings. By default, it’s disabled. We advise to try to enable it only if you experience very serious issues, e.g. when web pages don’t load or there’s no internet connection.

Ad blocking

  • [Fixed] Stealth mode settings reset after the app update #2839
  • [Fixed] HTTPS filtering is disabled by default for the newly added applications #2846
  • [Improved] Automatic filters detection algorithm #2692
  • [Improved] Automatic detection of certificate issues in Firefox #2782
  • [Fixed] AdGuard does not filter Iridium browser #2918
  • [Fixed] Incompatibility with Epic Browser #2927
  • [Improved] Update Assistant and Wot to 4.3.18 and 1.1.16 respectively #2942

Networking

  • [Fixed] AdGuard closes connections after a reconfiguration #2841
  • [Fixed] Connection errors on Windows 10 #2843
  • [Improved] WFP/TDI drivers have been updated #2889

UI

  • [Changed] Selector color in dark mode #2749
  • [Changed] Now separate windows are used for Support and About dialogues #2619
  • [Changed] Blocked stun/turn requests now have a prefix in the Filtering log #2638
  • [Changed] Users can now access Settings, About and Support windows even when protection failed to start #2892
  • [Changed] “Use localhost for injections” setting has been renamed to “Intercept TCP connection requests" #2859
  • [Fixed] Minor interface issues #2761
  • [Fixed] Issues with accessibility for visually impaired users #2682
  • [Fixed] Cropped text on the filters update screen #2698
  • [Fixed] AdGuard GUI unnecessarily raises Windows platform timer resolution #2734
  • [Fixed] Some text is not visible in dark theme #2767
  • [Fixed] Date on the filters update screen goes beyond the frame #2849
  • [Fixed] Fixed support menu window (UI) #2910
  • [Improved] Check for email validation before submitting a support request #2911
  • [Fixed] Uninstallation via uninstall shortcut #2916
  • [Improved] UI elements should be aligned #2922

Other

  • [Changed] Atom browser has been added to the list of apps filtered by default #2688
  • [Changed] Localizations have been updated
  • [Fixed] Post-installation notification sequence #2750
  • [Fixed] Switching between update channels is carried out improperly #2806
  • [Fixed] The application doesn’t start after the update #2798
  • [Fixed] AdGuard hangs after the update #2856
  • [Fixed] Information about old installers is stored in %ProgramData% #2869
  • [Fixed] Filter update notification does not disappear on Windows 7 #2873
  • [Fixed] AdGuard does not handle alphanumeric versions properly #2876
  • [Fixed] Compatibility issues
  • [Improved] Handling of filter subscription detections #2517
  • [Improved] Translations update
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@TheHasagi TheHasagi released this Sep 9, 2019

This release candidate contains small but important changes - all major fixes were in the previous Beta. This time we focused on improving the user interface and worked with compatibility with some browsers.

  • Fixed support menu window (UI) #2910
  • Check for email validation before submitting a support request #2911
  • Failed test: Uninstallation via uninstall shortcut #2916
  • AdGuard does not filter Iridium browser #2918
  • UI elements should be aligned #2922
  • Incompatibility with Epic Browser #2927
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@TheHasagi TheHasagi released this Sep 2, 2019

Time to move our Windows app forward! In the first v7.2 beta we introduce such absolute bangers as new installer design, installer crash reporting tool and new “Filter localhost” setting. Joking aside, while those might be not the most exciting changes, they are certainly useful and overall nice to have. We also did a good amount of dirty work in terms of bug hunting, crash fixing and so on.

[Changed] Installer redesign #2574

When the visual style of your app’s installer doesn’t fit the visual style of the app itself, it’s not good. Same as wearing sandals with socks. So we fixed it!

New installer looks so good, sometimes we uninstall AdGuard just to look at it once more. Hope you like it just as much as we do! And if not, no big deal: you’re not going to come across it too often, hopefully.

[Added] Installer crash reporting tool #2566

One of the most annoying types of crashes, both for users and developers, is when the app crashes during the installation. Our usual crash reporting tool was useless in such cases. What’s the logical solution? Correct, to give the installer its own reporting tool!

As you can see, it looks almost exactly the same. Nothing will be sent without your consent, and you can also add a comment with the description of the problem to help our developers fix the crash faster.

[Added] “Filter localhost" advanced setting #2830

Some apps, for example antiviruses, may use localhost for interactions between their components. In rare cases it could lead to compatibility problems. Now it’s possible to manage filtering of localhost with the help of the new setting.

Be sure that you know what you’re doing before messing with any of the advanced settings!

You can find this setting among advanced settings. By default, it’s disabled. We advise to try to enable it only if you experience very serious issues, e.g. when web pages don’t load or there’s no internet connection.

Ad blocking

  • [Fixed] Stealth mode settings reset after the app update #2839
  • [Fixed] HTTPS filtering is disabled by default for the newly added applications #2846
  • [Improved] Automatic filters detection algorithm #2692
  • [Improved] Automatic detection of certificate issues in Firefox #2782

Networking

  • [Fixed] AdGuard closes connections after a reconfiguration #2841
  • [Fixed] Connection errors on Windows 10 #2843
  • [Improved] WFP/TDI drivers have been updated #2889

UI

  • [Changed] Selector color in dark mode #2749
  • [Changed] Now separate windows are used for Support and About dialogues #2619
  • [Changed] Blocked stun/turn requests now have a prefix in the Filtering log #2638
  • [Changed] Users can now access Settings, About and Support windows even when protection failed to start #2892
  • [Changed] “Use localhost for injections” setting has been renamed to “Intercept TCP connection requests" #2859
  • [Fixed] Minor interface issues #2761
  • [Fixed] Issues with accessibility for visually impaired users #2682
  • [Fixed] Cropped text on the filters update screen #2698
  • [Fixed] AdGuard GUI unnecessarily raises Windows platform timer resolution #2734
  • [Fixed] Some text is not visible in dark theme #2767
  • [Fixed] Date on the filters update screen goes beyond the frame #2849

Other

  • [Changed] Atom browser has been added to the list of apps filtered by default #2688
  • [Changed] Localizations have been updated
  • [Fixed] Post-installation notification sequence #2750
  • [Fixed] Switching between update channels is carried out improperly #2806
  • [Fixed] The application doesn’t start after the update #2798
  • [Fixed] AdGuard hangs after the update #2856
  • [Fixed] Information about old installers is stored in %ProgramData% #2869
  • [Fixed] Filter update notification does not disappear on Windows 7 #2873
  • [Fixed] AdGuard does not handle alphanumeric versions properly #2876
  • [Fixed] Compatibility issues
  • [Improved] Handling of filter subscription detections #2517
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@zzebrum zzebrum released this Jun 20, 2019 · 14 commits to master since this release

Usually, new stable versions are preceded with a number of betas and take longer than a month to develop. But this one is a bit different, its purpose is mainly to fix some incompatibilities (such as Windscribe VPN), so it makes a lot of sense to release this version as soon as possible. It should also spark interest in Firefox users, as we addressed several certificate-related problems unique to that browser.

Ad blocking

  • [Fixed] Manual blocker options bug #2677

Network

  • [Fixed] AG certificate is not removed on the app uninstall or reinstall #2772
  • [Fixed] Certificate gets installed into the wrong system storage #2756
  • [Fixed] Compatibility issues with Sophos AV #2710
  • [Fixed] Cookies are getting removed even though self-destructing cookies options are disabled #2714
  • [Fixed] Windscribe extension compatibility #2703

UI

  • [Changed] Domain name is now shown in the filtering log in all cases when it's detected #2691
  • [Changed] Translations have been updated #2697
  • [Fixed] AdGuard settings respond slowly when Parental Control is enabled #2687
  • [Fixed] Release channel label is missing #2695

Other

  • [Fixed] "Hide User-Agent" flag state is not passed properly to web reporter #2732
  • [Fixed] AdGuard crashes randomly when you open settings #2685
  • [Fixed] Userscripts' update channels don't match app's release channel #2694
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@aspasskaya aspasskaya released this May 30, 2019 · 18 commits to master since this release

Disclaimer AdGuard for Windows is not an open source project. We use Github as an open bug tracker for users to see what developers are working on.

Finally, we're pretty sure we are done with eliminating bugs that were preventing us from sharing with you all the awesome new stuff that awaits you in the new version of AdGuard for Windows. So, welcome: AdGuard 7.0! From the very start, you'll notice the difference, as you'll be greeted by renovated UI design. And the more you use the new version, the better you'll find it, hopefully: brand new CoreLibs filtering engine will make ad blocking better and faster. There are more goodies inside, so let's get to the gist.

[Improved] UI and installer redesign #2574

It is somewhat of a tradition by this point to have a UI redesign with each major AdGuard for Windows version upgrade. This time will not be an exception. AdGuard 7.0 for Windows will look very different from the current familiar version. Have a look for yourself:

  • Light

  • Dark

Yes, you saw it right: AG for Windows now has a dark theme too! Love it or hate it, it's there, it's optional and you are free to embrace it or ignore it altogether.

The installation wizard follows the trend and gets a redesign too. It only makes sense, because the installer is the first thing new users see when they start their acquaintance with AdGuard, and it better be good! Hope you'll find it an upgrade too:

[Improved] Corelibs

Everybody knows what CoreLibs is by this point, but we'll remind anyway: it is a filtering engine that drives the whole process of ad blocking in most AdGuard products, AdGuard for Windows included. And with every new version of CL these products become better: the quality of ad blocking increases, they work faster and become more stable. This beta of AdGuard 7.0 for Windows features the most recent of CoreLibs version, which means this is as good as it gets. Well, at least until the next CoreLibs update:), In this beta we make an emphasis on UI changes but also fix several crashes. We also took this opportunity to introduce a new userscript — AdGuard Extra., This is more of a hotfix than a beta. Some Firefox users reported problems with browser freezing. We determined that this behaviour was a sequence of hanged connections, which in its turn was caused by a CoreLibs bug. It’s crucial to eliminate all such bugs before we release a stable version (which will be soon), so here we are.

[Added] Automatic crash reports #2298

Sometimes apps crash, and you can do nothing about it. Reasons can be very different, and so are solutions. To be able to investigate every crash individually and find a proper fix to it, we add integration with an automatic crash report system. If AdGuard crashes, upon the next launch you'll be asked if you want to send a crash report.

Nothing will ever be sent without your consent, and if you want to know what exactly is in the report, you can check out our Privacy Policy. We'll appreciate each and every report, as it will help us greatly in making AdGuard for Windows more stable.

[Added] AdGuard Extra extension #2648

In some complicated cases, the usual approach with filtering rules just doesn’t work. In particular, in some cases of ad blocker circumvention/ad reinjection. So we came up with an alternative solution — a userscript. For those unfamiliar, userscripts are basically mini programs that modify web pages and augment browsing.

AdGuard Extra does it in a way that makes it harder for websites to employ circumvention/reinjection techniques. AdGuard for Windows is the second AdGuard product to get this addition, we are thrilled to see it in action and read your feedback on it.

Ad blocking

  • [Changed] Сustom filters do not support powerful modifiers anymore unless allowed explicitly by user #2392
  • [Fixed] Custom filters are always displayed like they are up-to-date #2501
  • [Fixed] Issues with Firefox certificate #2390
  • [Fixed] Сustom apps with Cyrillic symbols in the path are not filtered #2542
  • [Improved] The list of URL parameters to strip in the Stealth Mode module has been made customizable #2396

Network

  • [Fixed] Service connection issues after hibernate/sleep #2438

UI

  • [Added] [Nightly] Filtering log - open url #2599
  • [Added] An option to add/remove filters from the General settings screen #2620
  • [Added] CoreLibs release version to the About section #2420
  • [Changed] AdGuard Assistant extension name #2643
  • [Changed] Notification text for the case when protection status is changed via the Assistant #2251
  • [Changed] UI changes on Trial period & License screens #2657
  • [Fixed] "BlockTypeRuleDescription" wrongly used as a rule in the filtering log #2663
  • [Fixed] AdGuard splash screen appears even when /nosplash is specified #2434
  • [Fixed] Date format for Arabic localization #2477
  • [Fixed] Filter name is displayed in the Rule column in the filtering log #2634
  • [Fixed] License activation window glitch #2628
  • [Fixed] Notification's text is out of its bounds #2662
  • [Fixed] Rule Editor suggest wrong exclusion for $$ rules #2630
  • [Fixed] Rules from disabled filter lists are accounted for in the statistics #2497
  • [Fixed] Scrollbar in the settings is too sensitive #2514
  • [Fixed] The displayed rules in Filter editor are not refreshed after clicking on the "X" button in the search bar #2451
  • [Fixed] The search in the "Settings" view doesn't work properly #2417
  • [Fixed] UI window can only be dragged when the left mouse button is pressed #2621
  • [Fixed] Update channel resets from "Nightly" to "Release" after settings get reset to defaults #2614
  • [Improved] Chinese date format is now used for filters' update time in Chinese localization #2496
  • [Improved] Descriptions for Stealth Mode options have been updated #2491
  • [Improved] Filtering log now indicates what cookies were modified #2387
  • [Improved] Filtering log search syntax has been extended #2651

Other

  • [Added] Chromium-based Microsoft Edge to the filtered applications list #2548
  • [Changed] Localizations has been updated
  • [Changed] Logging has been made less verbose where it's not necessary #2425
  • [Changed] The list of apps filtered by default has been updated
  • [Changed] Translations have been updated
  • [Changed] Unicode marker (BOM) has been removed from the userscript content #2601
  • [Fixed] AdGuard crashes
  • [Fixed] AdGuard doesn't automatically detect system language #2622
  • [Fixed] AdGuard hangs after exiting the sleep mode #2649
  • [Fixed] An issue with userscripts updates #2500
  • [Fixed] Application update resets Assistant settings #2505
  • [Fixed] Compatibility problems
  • [Fixed] Empty lines in custom filters are imported as rules #2473
  • [Fixed] Error deleting backup file #2582
  • [Fixed] Error while doing the update check #2654
  • [Fixed] Excluding an app from filtering also excludes all other apps with the same executable name #2453
  • [Fixed] Greasy Fork userscripts display an error when checking for updates #2447
  • [Fixed] Installer startup delay #2388
  • [Fixed] The English language is set by default #2664
  • [Fixed] User filter rule editing bug #2584
  • [Improved] Additional userscript parameters are now stored when you export settings #2367
  • [Improved] AdGuard now checks if the userscript is already installed before downloading it #2406
  • [Improved] AdGuard-related system settings (e.g. UI window's size etc.) can now be imported along with the app settings #2393
  • [Improved] CoreLibs has been updated
  • [Improved] The way to get userscripts' and filter subscriptions' content #2379
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@TheHasagi TheHasagi released this May 30, 2019 · 18 commits to master since this release

It's not that unusual for us to go on a streak of small release candidates right before a major update. Here's another one for you, with a couple of small bugfixes that are hardly worth your attention. In any case, we hope to get back to you with an official AG 7.0 for Windows release very very soon, perhaps even later today.

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@zzebrum zzebrum released this May 29, 2019 · 19 commits to master since this release

This is more of a hotfix than a release candidate. Some Firefox users reported problems with browser freezing. We determined that this behavior was a sequence of hanged connections, which in its turn was caused by a CoreLibs bug. It’s crucial to eliminate all such bugs before we release a stable version (which will be soon), so here we are.

  • [Fixed] An error while update/reinstall user script from the local file #2679
  • [Fixed] Minor changes in UI #2678
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@TheHasagi TheHasagi released this May 23, 2019 · 21 commits to master since this release

In this beta we make an emphasis on UI changes but also fix several crashes. We also took this opportunity to introduce a new userscript — AdGuard Extra.

[Added] AdGuard Extra extension #2648

In some complicated cases the usual approach with filtering rules just doesn’t work. In particular, in some cases of ad blocker circumvention/ad reinjection. So we came up with an alternative solution — a userscript. For those unfamiliar, userscripts are basically mini programs that modify web pages and augment browsing.

AdGuard Extra does it in a way that makes it harder for websites to employ the circumvention/reinjection techniques. AdGuard for Windows is the second AdGuard product to get this addition, we are thrilled to see it in action and read your feedback on it.

UI

  • [Added] An option to add/remove filters from the General settings screen #2620
  • [Changed] AdGuard Assistant extension name #2643
  • [Changed] UI changes on Trial period & License screens #2657
  • [Fixed] "BlockTypeRuleDescription" wrongly used as a rule in the filtering log #2663
  • [Fixed] Filter name is displayed in the Rule column in the filtering log #2634
  • [Fixed] License activation window glitch #2628
  • [Fixed] Notification's text is out of its bounds #2662
  • [Fixed] Rule Editor suggest wrong exclusion for $$ rules #2630
  • [Fixed] UI window can only be dragged when the left mouse button is pressed #2621
  • [Improved] Filtering log search syntax has been extended #2651

Other

  • [Changed] Translations have been updated
  • [Fixed] AdGuard crashes
  • [Fixed] AdGuard doesn't automatically detect system language #2622
  • [Fixed] AdGuard hangs after exiting the sleep mode #2649
  • [Fixed] Error while doing the update check #2654
  • [Fixed] The English language is set by default #2664
  • [Improved] CoreLibs has been updated
Assets 3
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@aspasskaya aspasskaya released this May 7, 2019 · 23 commits to master since this release

Disclaimer AdGuard for Windows is not an open source project. We use Github as an open bug tracker for users to see what developers are working on.

Rejoice! The time has come! For the first time since basically ever there's a new AdGuard for Windows beta. We know a lot of people have been expecting it and weren't exactly happy about the long wait. We can only hope that the result will be worth the wait for you, as we really tried our best. Of course, there's a new design, no way around it. You'll also find inside such cool new additions as automatic crash reports, improved CoreLibs and much more. Let's not waste any more time and dive in:

[Improved] UI and installer redesign #2574

It is somewhat of a tradition by this point to have a UI redesign with each major AdGuard for Windows version upgrade. This time will not be an exception. AdGuard 7.0 for Windows will look very different from the current familiar version. Have a look for yourself:

  • Light

  • Dark

Yes, you saw it right: AG for Windows now has a dark theme too! Love it or hate it, it's there, it's optional and you are free to embrace it or ignore it altogether.

The installation wizard follows the trend and gets a redesign too. It only makes sense, because the installer is the first thing new users see when they start their acquaintance with AdGuard, and it better be good! Hope you'll find it an upgrade too:

[Improved] CoreLibs

Everybody knows what CoreLibs is by this point, but we'll remind anyway: it is a filtering engine that drives the whole process of ad blocking in most AdGuard products, AdGuard for Windows included. And with every new version of CL these products become better: the quality of ad blocking increases, they work faster and become more stable. This beta of AdGuard 7.0 for Windows features the most recent of CoreLibs version, which means this is as good as it gets. Well, at least until the next CoreLibs update :)

[Added] Automatic crash reports #2298

Sometimes apps crash, and you can do nothing about it. Reasons can be very different, and so are solutions.
To be able to investigate every crash individually and find a proper fix to it, we add integration with an automatic crash report system. If AdGuard crashes, upon the next launch you'll be asked if you want to send a crash report.

Nothing will ever be sent without your consent, and if you want to know what exactly is in the report, you can check out our Privacy Policy. We'll appreciate each and every report, as it will help us greatly in making AdGuard for Windows more stable.

Common

Ad blocking

  • [Changed] Сustom filters do not support powerful modifiers anymore unless allowed explicitly by user #2392
  • [Fixed] Custom filters are always displayed like they are up-to-date #2501
  • [Fixed] Issues with Firefox certificate #2390
  • [Fixed] Сustom apps with Cyrillic symbols in the path are not filtered #2542
  • [Improved] The list of URL parameters to strip in the Stealth Mode module has been made customizable #2396

Network

  • [Fixed] Service connection issues after hibernate/sleep #2438

UI

  • [Added] A button to open a request in the Filtering Log #2599
  • [Added] CoreLibs release version to the About section #2420
  • [Changed] Notification text for the case when protection status is changed via the Assistant #2251
  • [Fixed] AdGuard splash screen appears even when /nosplash is specified #2434
  • [Fixed] Date format for Arabic localization #2477
  • [Fixed] Rules from disabled filter lists are accounted for in the statistics #2497
  • [Fixed] Scrollbar in the settings is too sensitive #2514
  • [Fixed] The displayed rules in Filter editor are not refreshed after clicking on the "X" button in the search bar #2451
  • [Fixed] The search in the "Settings" view doesn't work properly #2417
  • [Fixed] Update channel resets from "Nightly" to "Release" after settings get reset to defaults #2614
  • [Improved] Chinese date format is now used for filters' update time in Chinese localization #2496
  • [Improved] Descriptions for Stealth Mode options have been updated #2491
  • [Improved] Filtering log now indicates what cookies were modified #2387

Other

  • [Added] Chromium-based Microsoft Edge to the filtered applications list #2548
  • [Changed] Logging has been made less verbose where it's not necessary #2425
  • [Changed] Unicode marker (BOM) has been removed from the userscript content #2601
  • [Changed] Localizations has been updated
  • [Changed] The list of apps filtered by default has been updated
  • [Fixed] An issue with userscripts updates #2500
  • [Fixed] Application update resets Assistant settings #2505
  • [Fixed] Empty lines in custom filters are imported as rules #2473
  • [Fixed] Error deleting backup file #2582
  • [Fixed] Excluding an app from filtering also excludes all other apps with the same executable name #2453
  • [Fixed] Greasy Fork userscripts display an error when checking for updates #2447
  • [Fixed] Installer startup delay #2388
  • [Fixed] User filter rule editing bug #2584
  • [Fixed] Compatibility problems
  • [Improved] Additional userscript parameters are now stored when you export settings #2367
  • [Improved] AdGuard now checks if the userscript is already installed before downloading it #2406
  • [Improved] AdGuard-related system settings (e.g. UI window's size etc.) can now be imported along with the app settings #2393
  • [Improved] The way to get userscripts' and filter subscriptions' content #2379
Assets 3
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