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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DPB17, Mar 2, 2009.
Hi, I was just wondering what ad-blockers are best for Safari 4 Beta?
Safari has a built-in ad blocker. Select the Safari menu and make sure "Block Pop-up Windows" is checked.
Thank you very much.
DPB17 the newb.
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.
Thank you more!
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:
And here are two extras which I use additionally:
Adding these is simple. Just click on the + button on the Subscription tab of AdBlock's options screen.
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:
True! The devs need to implement that!
Where does your "export to PDF" option come from?
SafariStand, which also gives me this (that I use to quickly search the forums with MRoogle):
Another difference is that AdBlock requires 10.5, which some of us still lack.
Safari AdBlock is best, SafariBlock is runner up.
Firefox users still get it better, though.
GlimmerBlocker is another tool to block ads. www.glimmerblocker.org - it's what I currently use.
Thankyou! Love GlimmerBlocker - very cool.
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...