Content blocker vs extension

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by qtrim, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. qtrim macrumors regular

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    Just upgraded to ElCap. I've been using AdBlock and Ghostery as extensions for years. Is there an advantage to the new Safari content blockers?
     
  2. Idgit macrumors 6502

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    What new Safari content blockers? I thought only iOS 9 get those. OS X already has them in the form of Adblock, Ghostery, etc.
     
  3. Verloc macrumors member

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    At least five new adblockers that make use use of the new content blocking API in El Capitan:
    • Adamant
    • Ka-Block!
    • Roadblock
    • Wipr
    • NoThirdParty
     
  4. dammerl, Oct 2, 2015
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    https://twitter.com/rmondello/status/649671097655275520

    I’ve installed Adamant. It feels definitely faster than uBlock so far. But not configurable (whitelisting etc.) as far as I can tell.
     
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  6. dammerl macrumors regular

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    OS X.

    But Adamant exists for iOS too.
     
  7. dammerl macrumors regular

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    Has anyone tried the other ones from the link? (Wipr, Ka-Block, Roadblock)
     
  8. loekf macrumors 6502

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    Not me. Still old-school Firefox user. I think some of my bookmarks still date from the times we had Netscape...
     
  9. UKFan643 macrumors regular

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    I'm using Wipr right now. So far, I'm a fan. Pages are loading quick and there aren't as many huge blank spots where ads were like I saw with Adamant.
     
  10. dammerl macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I also love old stuff, like old books, cars, furniture, socks, photos, … , but bookmarks, really?!
     
  11. qtrim thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've noticed that web pages that use the "Mobile Safari in standalone mode" metatag and launch in their own Safari instance do not get ads blocked by Blockr. Example: FoxNews.com
     

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