Ad Blocker for safari

bingefeller

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Jun 25, 2007
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Northern Ireland
I'm also having problems! Ghostery no longer works and AdBlock Plus doesn't work. It says they will slow down my browsing so I uninstalled them. I'm not sure what to do. Safari has loads of my saved passwords so I don't want to change browser.
 

allanfries

macrumors 6502a
Jun 18, 2013
552
169
Canada
Yeah my old ad blocker pro quit as well after updating to Safari 12. Went to extension App Store and downloaded the free Skynet: AD blocker for Safari version 12. Works great!
 

Z3man

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Feb 19, 2012
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UK
I have just re-enabled AD Blocker, seems to be working fine.

Its worth it just to get rid of those annoying red and white arrows that keep popping up in the bottom right hand corner of this website every time you scroll up or down. Tried KA-Block but i couldn't get rid of the red and white arrows when using that blocker.
 

chscag

macrumors 68040
Feb 17, 2008
3,693
1,267
Fort Worth, Texas
Its worth it just to get rid of those annoying red and white arrows that keep popping up in the bottom right hand corner of this website every time you scroll up or down. Tried KA-Block but i couldn't get rid of the red and white arrows when using that blocker.
Those red arrows are actually there for convenience and in no way are an advertisement or otherwise. Sometimes when I'm reading through a long thread and finish and want to get back to the top, the red up arrow saves me scrolling with my mouse or trackpad.
 
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steve333

macrumors 6502a
Dec 12, 2008
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Apple wiped out all of the good free ad blockers after the latest safari update.
What the heck? I tried a couple but they do nothing. Not only that but the new ones require downloading the application into the application folder.
This blows
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Thank you Weaselboy, just installed Ka-Block extension and working great so far! And it's FREE!!!
Thank you so much
Yeah my old ad blocker pro quit as well after updating to Safari 12. Went to extension App Store and downloaded the free Skynet: AD blocker for Safari version 12. Works great!
Neither works in Yahoo Mail. The old ad blocker worked perfectly, why did Apple screw it up?
 

steve333

macrumors 6502a
Dec 12, 2008
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I found adblock plus using the search feature in apps.
However, in order for any of them to work I discovered you have to click on safari-settings for this website-allow content blocking. You have to do this for every freaking website
How bizarre that we can't just make this a default.

Found a way:
Safari-Preferences-websites-content blockers-when visiting other websites-toggle to ON
Apple should make this default, IMO. Why do they want Mac Users to be bothered nonstop with Ads and make it difficult to control?
 

chscag

macrumors 68040
Feb 17, 2008
3,693
1,267
Fort Worth, Texas
Found a way:
Safari-Preferences-websites-content blockers-when visiting other websites-toggle to ON
Apple should make this default, IMO. Why do they want Mac Users to be bothered nonstop with Ads and make it difficult to control?
Thanks. It looks like once you set it, it becomes the default.
 

ledzep1

macrumors regular
Jan 24, 2016
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Those that use Wipr on mac is it a set it and forget it ad blocker?

Do I need to open the app or anything every time I use Safari or need to update it.

Thanks
 

tosbsas

macrumors 6502a
Nov 22, 2008
716
160
Lima, Peru
Those that use Wipr on mac is it a set it and forget it ad blocker?

Do I need to open the app or anything every time I use Safari or need to update it.

Thanks
Its Setup and forget. You might once in a while check if its up to date. Updating is not always working flawless
 
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