My first popup!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iSaint, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    I just had my first pop-up ad on my iBook since my switch 9 months ago! I'm using Firefox, and lo and behold I switched pages and there was an Applebee's click through ad!

    And I think I was surfing around MacRumors when it happened!

    Anyone else get pop-ups? ...or not?
     
  2. ToddW macrumors 6502a

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    i've been getting popups for the past couple of days. i forget which sites though. i'm using safari
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    This has been happening to me for weeks.

    I've gone from one every now and then to leaving Safari and having 20 pop-unders left behind.

    Evidently, advertiser-scumcoders have figured a way around the blocking code.

    Ready for a fix anytime.
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Never gotten a pop-up using Firefox, yet...

    There has been a lot of pop-unders plaguing Safari users the last month or so, though, so maybe the ad programmers are getting better... :(
     
  5. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    For a whole year and a half I hadn't had a single popup on my powebook. But now in Safari they started about a month ago. I only get about 2 per day and that pisses me off. I can't imagine how the pc users feel :p
     
  6. ldburroughs macrumors 6502

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    I get popups now and then and it generally happens when I visit a Mac themed site. I don't get any on this site but on some of the other Mac forum sites I see them from time to time. I'm using Safari. I don't get any using IE on my desktop while vising the same sites. The latest upgrade in Windows has effectively blocked all popups, even those you may want. You get a little notice at the top that will allow you to permit the popup. Is there anything like this for Safari? I personally like using Safari because it is what came with my computer and I really don't care for Firefox but I may consider it if this continues. Any suggestions?
     
  7. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    The technology to defeat pop-up ad blockers has been around for almost a year, and has recently started to be widely used. I'd imagine a developer over on Firefox/Mozilla is making it a priority to figure out how it works, and will find a way to block those as well - at least that's what I'm hoping. :D
     
  8. skunk_pb17 macrumors newbie

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    yeah... a pop-up is something that can really ruin your day :rolleyes:
    most of the time i get them from smiley something, but it doesnt work for mac anyway :confused: hope apple fixes it.
     
  9. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Like many of you, I've been experiencing pop-ups for about a month now with Safari. Fairly rare, but still annoying.

    And I'm still on Jaguar. Even if Apple comes out with a fix, it'll probably be only for Panther/Tiger.
     
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    I to have been getting pop-ups its driving me crazy :eek:
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Every time I get a pop-up in Safari, I submit a bug report to Apple. It takes two seconds, and the more they hear the complaints, hopefully the higher priority the fix will become.
     
  12. Vader macrumors 65816

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    I get a pop-under from Interfacelift.com
    But now I have a pro membership, so no more adds!
     
  13. LucasLand macrumors 6502a

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    MDN

    I now get a pop-under whenever I use safari when visiting macdailynews.com.
     
  14. OnaMacSince1989 macrumors member

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    There isn't currently an option to say 'yes' to a blocked pop-up, but if you are going to a page where you need to allow a pop up (like certain chat rooms), you can turn off the pop-up blocker temporarily and then turn it back on after the needed pop up appears.
     
  15. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    That would be a good new feature for safari--like a control-click (or alt-click), to allow a pop-up.
     
  16. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Safari + PithHelmet = no pop-ups/pop-unders (well, none that I've found, anyway).
     
  17. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

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    I was pop-up free since my iMac purchase in Jan. but the past week or so I've gotten about half a dozen. I use firefox, but haven't upgraded to the latest version yet...I wonder if this has something do with it?


    allison.
     

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