Pop Ups in Safari??

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  1. ChoMomma macrumors 6502

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    Recently (in the last 3 days) I've had pop-ups appearing while using Safari. Now I already have the 'Block Pop-up Windows' checked so what's up?

    Are these a new breed of pop-up window that Safari has to be patched against?

    Anyone else witnessed this problem?

    ..I HATE pop-ups.
     
  2. t300 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Dandaman macrumors 6502

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    sorry, none here. i have run into some occasionally, but that's like twice in a month.

    daniel
     
  4. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    Popups make my blood boil... Why did web browsers have to grow in to whole entire programming platforms? It's just not safe.
     
  5. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    So which porn site were you "browsing"? Dani's HD?
     
  6. OldManJimbo macrumors 6502

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    Pop ups? What are pop ups?:rolleyes:
    I love Safari for that very reason.
     
  7. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    I'll join to the group who think you're in very particular sites...
    Gotta love safari...
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Are these real browser based popups or is it possible they are some kind of Fancy Flash/DHTML popups?
     
  9. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    Between Pithhelmet and Safari, I was really suprised when I set up a PC for my mom and realized there were ads on the internet. I kinda forgot about them.
     
  10. ChoMomma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, I wasn't browsing any of "those" sites

    I don't remember exactly where I was, but the funny thing was the WindowsXP interface the pop-ups had. And they were about malware and that ilk. If I see them again I'll be sure and note what site I was browsing at the time.

    It just struck me as odd because I hadn't seen a pop-up in such a long long while.
     
  11. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    I think that if I now encountered a pop-up after a year of not having them, I'd be jolted by the shock. Like when someone jumps out at you from around the corner.
     
  12. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You know, it would help if you told us which site gave you the pop-up. However, I am like the others. I see pop-ups when I use IE and when I visit AOL partner sites with Gecko-based browsers. I see no ads with Safari. If I were a betting man, I would bet that you didn't either.
     
  13. hotmango macrumors newbie

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    PopUps on VersionTracker

    I can confirm this. I just hit a link to VersionTracker.com and got a popup "warning" message. My trusty iBook is slow enough that I actually saw the tiny new browser window pop open and then the VT page hopped back to the front, obscuring it. (note: Running Safari 1.0 v85 on 10.2.6 on this mac, so maybe it's something that's been fixed in a newer version.)
     
  14. FYA macrumors member

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  15. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    Let's be fair. I am now using my dad's winXP machine, and have been for the last couple hours. I've had zero pop-ups. In SP2, IE has a pop-up blocker, and I guess it works according to my experience.
     
  16. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

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    You're not going crazy

    I got one today as well - honestly don't remember what site I was on, but a pop-up for a travel website came up behind the window I had open, and sure enough, I had 'block pop-ups' checked as well.

    I'll keep it in mind as I cruise around - maybe I can get another to go. It must be some new version of a somethingorother protocol thingy that scripters can use that goes around the usual popup filters.
     
  17. ChoMomma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay so I did find one of my frequented sites that was able to pass a pop-up by Safari's pop-up blocker. http://www.macrumors.com The pop-up I just go was for ITT tech.. bleh. Anyhow.. it seems to me that they are using pop-up scripts/whatever to specifically target Safari's blocker.. I mean after all it is a mac rumors site.
     
  18. slughead macrumors 68030

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    With one of the new updates, popup blocking disabled in safari. perhaps you should check it again.
     
  19. ChoMomma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, it's enabled. I always make sure to have it on.. I despise pop-ups.
     
  20. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    i have noticed a few get past it... like national australia bank works fine for internet banking javascript popup (you request it). but sites like mixedtape when you request the new window it doesn't appear if you have popup blocker on. turn it off and it works fine. if that makes sense? :confused:
     
  21. mikedarrow macrumors newbie

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    have you been going on p*rn. my brother runed my ibook like that
     
  22. mikedarrow macrumors newbie

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    Netflix always gets past
     
  23. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    I get occasional non-requested popups in Safari and Camino. The Camino ones aren't so bad. They pop up behind the main browser window, so I don't even know it's there until I close the main window.

    Firefox is the only one that completely blocks them that I'm aware of.
     

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