Disabling InteliTxt in Safari?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ray_uk, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. ray_uk macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Well as the title say's im trying to find a way of disabling InteliTxt in Safari, if found a pluging and script add on for Firefox but Id preferbly use Safari.
    Ive googled it and searched this forum however any suggestions in getting this accomplished would be appreciated.
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Most websites (MacNN for example) have a way to turn it off. They (obviously) don't make it really easy to find, but it's there. IntelliText is one of the most annoying schemes advertisers have come up with, so I ALWAYS turn it off when I find a site that has it.
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I've added the servers to my /etc/hosts file and redirected them to :)
  4. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    I know this doesn't help you, but there is an extension (GreaseMonkey) that will do it in Firefox. Only problem is sometimes instead of removing just the rollover/linking thing, it will remove the entire word from the text.

    Anyway, I agree it is evil. If I could hunt down the bastards that came up with that I would sentence them to surf the internet 15 hours a day where every single word is an IntelliTXT link.

    EDIT: Found a better Greasemonkey script for disabling IntelliTXT links: this one appears to work perfectly and not blank out words. :)
  5. ray_uk thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Thanks to everyone thats responded

    Thanks to everyone thats responded, mduser63 i'll definitely have a look on the sites that I find it on as im a registered user on most of those, so should hopefully be able to find a way of doing that.

    Nermal this is probably going to sound really ignorant of me but where in
    OS X do you find the /etc/hosts , im aware of where it is under windows but have never seen it in OS X.

    HiRez I thought I'll have a look around and see if there is any way of implementing GreaseMonkey scripts under Safari.
    Came across these but havent tried them yet.




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