GOOD Pop-up Blocker

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dougnewman, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    Just about every browser seems to have a pop-up blocker... Safari, Opera, Firefox, Camino.

    But none of them actually seems to block all pop-ups. Most, yes, but not all.

    Does anyone know of a pop-up blocker that is actually 100% effective, either built-in to a browser or as an add-on?

    Why is it so difficult to create a browser that will absolutely refuse to open a new window unless I ask it to?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i've never had a pop up with Camino. and its difficult because the people who are creating the pop-ups are constantly re-writing their code to trick the browsers.

    edit: i like the Camino's anti moving and resizing the window feature too because thats almost worse than a pop up, imo.
     
  3. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    I have yet to find a webpage that opened an unwanted popup in Opera. In my opinion, it has the best popup blocker i have encountered.
     
  4. dougnewman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Isn't there a way to design a browser that will simply not open a new window ever without asking you first?

    I would like to see a browser where you have to press a certain button to open a new window, like shift+click or something. If the shift button (or whatever the chosen button is) is not being pressed, it won't open a new window, period.

    I've had one pop-up open in Opera.

    Opera is a neat browser but I find the interface a bit odd (no Bookmarks Bar like Safari/Camino/Firefox) and it is missing one important feature - a spell-checker.

    However, I have found its page rendering engine to be pretty impossible to defeat. Gecko (Firefox/Camino) is pretty good but not quite there, and WebCore (Safari) seems to have trouble with a fair number of sites.

    Right now I am using Camino which I think has nicest interface after Safari, plus (in 1.1b) a better spell-checker and a much more reliable page-rendering engine.

    If I could customize Opera's user interface to my liking I would certainly use it.
     

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