Best Ad-Blocker for Safari 4 Beta?

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  1. DPB17 macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I was just wondering what ad-blockers are best for Safari 4 Beta?

    Thanking you.
     
  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Safari has a built-in ad blocker. Select the Safari menu and make sure "Block Pop-up Windows" is checked.
     
  3. DPB17 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you very much.

    DPB17 the newb.:)
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's not an ad-blocker. That's a pop-up blocker. Many pop-ups are not ads, and many ads are not pop-ups.

    For the OP: You can use Safari AdBlock and/or SafariBlock (I use both.) I also use ClickToFlash (Download ClickToFlash here) to restrict flash content.
     
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  6. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    I would recommend Safari Adblock on its own. If you add SafariBlock's subscriptions (based on easylist) to the AdBlock subscription list, you will have the same effect as running both and save CPU power.

    Here is the subscription address which SafariBlock uses:

    http://easylist.adblockplus.org/adblock_rick752.txt

    And here are two extras which I use additionally:
    http://easylist.adblockplus.org/abp-tracking-filter.txt
    http://easylist.adblockplus.org/easylist-element_rick752.txt

    Adding these is simple. Just click on the + button on the Subscription tab of AdBlock's options screen.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The CPU required is so negligible as to be unmeasurable. You could just as easily add Safari AdBlock's subscriptions to SafariBlock, so it could go either way. If I had to choose just one, though, I'd choose SafariBlock for one reason: Safari AdBlock doesn't have a right-click menu item to block specific ads, like SafariBlock does:

    Picture 6.jpg
     
  8. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    True! The devs need to implement that!
     
  9. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    Where does your "export to PDF" option come from?
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    SafariStand, which also gives me this (that I use to quickly search the forums with MRoogle):

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  11. christolles macrumors newbie

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    Another difference is that AdBlock requires 10.5, which some of us still lack.
     
  12. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Safari AdBlock is best, SafariBlock is runner up.

    Firefox users still get it better, though.
     
  13. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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  14. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    :eek: Thankyou! Love GlimmerBlocker - very cool.
     
  15. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    I think SafariBlock is better than Safari Ad-Block, simply because the latter kept blocking most online videos (like MP4 or DivX), while the former doesn't.

    Also, does anyone else think SafariBlock is better than ADP on FF? From my experience, there are certain sites that when you want to close the tab they will pop up annoying dialogues about "chatting with their agent" etc. On FF, I had to click Esc twice to get rid of them, while on Safari I simply closed the tab without a hitch. I was quite impressed as opposed to the ADP on FF, which didn't seem to really do all that much that people claim...
     

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