So I forgot to turn Safari's pop-up blocker back on...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by OutThere, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. OutThere macrumors 603

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    ...And a Google Image Search brought me to a page that opened so many popups so quickly that it hard crashed Safari (I couldn't click anything for 5 minutes). :rolleyes:

    Even while I couldn't do anything, the sound clip from one of the popups kept playing. He explained that, because I had stayed up so incredibly late at night (4:30 in the afternoon), that I had won several free Micro-iPods. :D

    I just can't imagine what people who don't have pop-up blockers think of the internet...:eek:
     
  2. Johnny Rico macrumors 6502

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    If you end up getting those micro ipods can I get one from you?
     
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    So basically you were using GIS for porn late at night?
    :eek:
     
  4. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    Is it just me or does it seem like some websites automatically disable the pop-up blocker in Safari (or I mean in other words toggle it off when you visit their websites), or somehow bypass the pop-up blocker anyway? Sometimes I feel like even with the pop up blocker on I still get a good amount of pop ups from certain websites, and it's almost like Safari's protection has either been bypassed or toggled off.

    Maybe I'm just paranoid.
     
  5. NATO macrumors 68000

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    Actually, a few times I've noticed the Pop-Up Blocker has been toggled off and I *DEFINITELY* didn't disable it myself as I want it on all the time. I always assumed it was a bug
     
  6. IanC macrumors regular

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    Some pop up creators(?) have worked out how to bypass the pop up blocker in Safari and Firefox.
     
  7. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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  8. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Press ESC repeatedly, this sometimes stops rapid pop ups.
    [Command]+[W] close window
    [Option]+[Command]+[W] close all windows


    [option]+[Command]+[esc] Force Quit

    A great program is Ambrosia's Escape Pod not to be confused with MetaMage's program of the same name (used for iPods). Escape Pod allows one to terminate the formost application with [Control]+[Alt]+[Del].

    If you use ONYX, Main Menu or Mac Sweeper you might inadvertently be resetting Safari and removing it's settings.

    For fun, watch this video The History of MS Control Alt Del boy is Bill pissed.
     
  9. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I smell bill gates pwnage at the end of the video. and he knew it too.
     
  10. Queso macrumors G4

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    Love Camino. I love the way you can also block web advertising when you want. There are some websites that are so packed with flashing and moving ad images, it's enough to give you a epileptic fit. One visit to Preferences later and the site is as clean as the front of an iMac.

    (P.S. Please don't lecture me on web adverts being necessary to keep sites running. I only turn them off on the sites that go overboard.)
     
  11. ScottB macrumors regular

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    Yeah, never got a popup ever. Works very well, and when I used to use finder I didn't get any either. Course in both I never turned it off.
     
  12. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    Ouch. I almost felt sorry for Bill there. Almost.
     

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