Anyone have a working version of Ublock for Webkit?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Tito910, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Tito910 macrumors member

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    I'm trying to find an alternative to AdBlock. It works fine but it's such a memory hog. Not an issue for my g5 with 14 gigs of ram. But it is an issue for my G4 with 1.25 gigs. I tried the ublock on the official site, but it doesn't work right. The menu bar item doesn't work ad the ad block functionality doesn't work either.

    Does anyone have a working version of ublock? Or maybe I'm doing something wrong.
     
  2. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    uBlock Origin should work. But @eyoungren uses uMatrix to do this, and he's quite happy with it. Might be worth a shot.
     
  3. Tito910 thread starter macrumors member

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    IIRC neither of those are available on safari.
     
  4. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    Are you using WebKit? If so, I have no idea how to do that. I'd suggest using TenFourFox instead.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yah, Safari doesn't really have great extensions. One of the reasons I use TenFourFox/Firefox.

    You might try Glimmerblocker if you are trying to block ads.

    That's sort of a whole system solution though. Glimmerblocker actually installs as a System Preference Pane and you make your choices in System Preferences. It will affect any browser, not just Safari.
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    @Tito910 On WebKit and Safari I recommend AdGuard, it is much lighter than AdBlock. On TenFourFox, Bluhell Firewall is the best hands down!
     
  7. Tito910 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there a certain version needed? I grabbed the latest safari extension off the site and it's causing to webkit to crash to start.
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    As far as I know, I am running the latest version. I simply installed it off the Extensions page.
     
  9. Tito910 thread starter macrumors member

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    Could you take a look at the extensions list in the settings and tell me the version number? 2.3.9 is the one listed right now.
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I attempted to update AdGuard to the latest version and experienced the same issue. My best guess is that they are no longer supporting older versions of Safari/WebKit. I am trying out Firewall Lite, which is on the Safari Extensions page as "Adblock Lite". It appears to be closest to Bluhell for TenFourFox in that it is a hard coded ad blocker rather than offering the customization of the other ones. Furthermore, it appears to have very little performance hit! I would give that a shot...
     
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