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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by andych, Apr 27, 2006.
does the tiger O.S have a popup stopper?..
having heated debate with a p.c user?
No, not really.. there's built-ins in Safari and Firefox (amongst others) that "block" pop-ups, but these are a function of the browser(s) and not Tiger.
Now, if you mean spyware, there's none for Mac OS X, so you win (or loose, depending on your stance in the arguement).
Pop-ups are browser based- Safari is Tiger's browser. Tiger ships with Safari. I would say yes.
Yes, Safari has a pop-up blocker.
Also Firefox blocks pop-ups.
Camino, another Mozilla based Mac Browser has pop-up blocking and even more extensive blocking with CamiTools installed.
So the answer is - yes.
what's a pop up? havent seen one in a while...they do sneak through every once in a while...
pop ups are so 1999.
command-k to enable pop up blocking in Safari
I guess that depends on how you look at it.
New Macs with Tiger also ship with iDVD & iMovie, but I wouldn't say that DVD Movie creation is "built into Tiger".
Sorta true... the problem with blocking popups at my home computer and on my work computer (the computers I'm using 99% of the time) is that when I use somebody elses computer and a popup comes up that says "System Error" or something that looks like a windows error it puzzles me for a bit and I try to figure out what the system error is...
I'm sooooo not used to popups that when they happen I almost believe them. To me... popups are dead. I just assume they're dead for everybody else too.
It's pop UNDERS that kill me.
Or places that use pop-ups to do bank logins or display bank info.. and WARN you to turn off pop-up blockers before attempting to do X. Why not change your code since everyone and their grandma knows that pop-ups are a hassle?
Safari comes on the Tiger install DVD though, iLife doesn't.
Semantics & the splitting of hairs.. the OP didn't ask what came on the installers.
Another example then.. Does Tiger OS have built-in port scanners?
The pop-unders bother me, too.
The various sites which say that they're going to use pop-up windows are mostly fine for me because Firefox supports allowing pop-ups from certain sites with just a click and a selection. Doing my taxes with TaxCut online was like that. The whole application appeared in a pop-up window.
Mac OS X, obviously, doesn't support pop-ups one way or another but the browsers certainly won't allow them.
Hardly semantics. If you do a default install of Tiger, you get Safari, which has a built in pop-up blocker. Its not optional as far as I can remember (or at least, you have to go to some trouble to not install it), Safari is part of Tiger.
I don't believe that the Tiger install DVD has anything like nmap on it does it?
Hardly "built-in", IMO, though it does come as a default install from OS X and the port mapping portion cannot be turned of.. agree to disagree I guess.
Ya, OK. I forgot that Network Utility could do port scans. What are we disagreeing about again?
ok,just for the mix..
on xp is the popup blocker built into the browser or is it a sperate thing altogether